Join us for an evening of art, music and conversation on the creation of art in response to unfathomable tragedy. A performance of Kenneth Fuchs’ short opera “Falling Man,” which was inspired by Don DeLillo’s powerful novel of the same name, is followed by a discussion with Fuchs, National Book Award-winning author Don DeLillo, and sculptor Eric Fischl.
“I extended the arm of the woman because I had this fantasy that if this sculpture is out in public people will reach out and grab the hand. Almost in an attempt to connect and also maybe to slow the tumbling down.” —Fischl on his sculpture, “Tumbling Woman,” currently on display at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
Attendees are invited to view the Museum’s special exhibition, “Rendering the Unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11,” from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
This program was made possible in part by the generosity of Elaine and Buddy Engelstein. Piano provided by Steinway & Sons.