Day: May 30, 2019

Unsung 9/11 Heroes Finally Get Their Own Memorial – The New York Times

Unsung 9/11 Heroes Finally Get Their Own Memorial  The New York Times

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Every year on Sept. 11, relatives and friends of people killed at the World Trade Center return to the memorial that fills the footprints of the towers. The mayor, even presidential candidates, have joined them as the victims’ names are read. Many run their fingers over some of the thousands of names etched in bronze and wedge stems of flowers into the letters. But there is another anniversary related to the attacks, one that often receives far less attention: May 30, the day in 2002 when the cleanup of ground zero …

22 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend – The New York Times

22 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend  The New York Times

Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon. ‘ARTISTS RESPOND: AMERICAN ART AND THE VIETNAM WAR, 1965-1975’ (through Aug. 18) and ‘TIFFANY CHUNG: VIETNAM, PAST IS PROLOGUE’ (through Sept. 2) at Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington. Everything in “Artists Respond,” a big, inspiriting blast of a historical survey, dates from a time when the United States was losing its soul, and its artists — some, anyway — were trying to save theirs by denouncing a racist war. Figures well known for their politically hard-hitting work — Judith Bernstein, Leon Golub, Hans Haacke, Pe…