The Flag Project

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The Flag Project

September 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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One event on September 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Photos in The Flag Project were taken in the days and weeks following Sept. 11, 2001 by now-Iowa City residents Sharon Beckman, a Creative Director who was living and working in midtown Manhattan, and Ron Pile, a United Airlines pilot who was flying on 9/11. There was patriotism and flag-waving, of course, throughout the country, but Beckman and Pile were surprised by the patriotic fervor sweeping New York City as well. Flags sprouted on cars and buses, fire escapes, scaffolding, windows, statues, museums and offices, showing the world that New Yorkers were Americans first and New Yorkers second.

The exhibit is a free event and will open on Friday evening, Sept. 10 (6-8 PM) and Saturday, Sept. 11 (2-4 PM). Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

Due to safety concerns, ArtiFactory is limiting viewing Due to safety concerns, ArtiFactory is limiting viewing of The Flag Project to 20 at a time. If the gallery is at capacity, you are welcome to arrive anytime during the viewing hours and wait outside until space becomes available. Masks are required.

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Persons attending ArtiFactory events may be recorded or photographed as an event attendee. These images may be used for ArtiFactory programming or promotion, including broadcast on television, the ArtiFactory website, the Internet, our YouTube channel, and other media. The work of the presenters does not reflect the views of the organization.


September 10, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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