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The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt by Faith Ringgold on view at Metropolitan Museum

NEW YORK, N.Y.- The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt, designed by the artist Faith Ringgold and created in collaboration with New York City students ages 8 to 19, will be exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from August 30, 2011 through January 22, 2012, in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt poignantly conveys the importance of respect, understanding, and communication across cultures and religions to achieve the goal of peace. Comprised of three 72-by-50 inch panels, each with 12 squares on the theme of peace, the quilt will be displayed alongside several of the students’ original works of art that inspired its content, as well as related works made this summer by the Museum’s high school interns. On Sunday, September 11, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11 special programming will be offered at