9/11 art exhibit offers new vision of ‘Bravery and Sacrifice’ on tragic day

“Deputy Chief Steven Bonano,” by artist Stephen Gardner, is one of the artworks at the “Bravery and Sacrifice NYPD Heroes” art exhibit. Bonano died in January 2015, of blood cancer believed to be tied to his work at Ground Zero. (JEFFERSON SIEGEL/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

(Jefferson Siegel/NY Daily News)- The images of September 11, 2001 are indelibly burned into the city’s and the world’s consciousness and now the familiar sight of the attacks, and the bravery of our first responders, can be seen from a more artistic perspective.

Last Friday, just days before the 16th anniversary of the attacks, an exhibit opened at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Entitled “Bravery and Sacrifice NYPD Heroes,” the 18 artworks and several informational panels offer a new vision of the events of that day.

Read more [HERE]. 


(Larry Celona/NY Post)- A series of sculptures, paintings and illustrations that depict the fearlessness by the NYPD during the 9/11 attacks is part of a new public art exhibit at John Jay College.

Police Commissioner James O’Neill said the works were moved from Police Headquarters and the lobby of the Russell Office Building of the United States Senate for the four-month exhibit, which opened Friday.

“These paintings and illustrations have already served a critical role in upholding the legacies of our 9/11 heroes,” O’Neill said of the 23 works by nine artists.

Read more from the NY Post [HERE].