Lost Heroes Art Quilt on View April 29 through May 22
April 19, 2011
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is honored to host Julie Feingold’s Lost Heroes Art Quilt, which memorializes the heroes who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11, 2001. The quilt depicts eighty-two soldiers—one from each of the fifty states in the central design and thirty-two on the border—who gave their lives serving the United States. An image of Captain Robert A. Bager (February 14, 1980–September 21, 2005), the son of Patti and William Bager of East Amherst, New York, represents the fallen from New York state. The artist hopes that, through the presentation of the quilt, the families and friends of the fallen soldiers will be supported by the community of Americans for whom their loved ones’ sacrifices were made.
The Lost Heroes Art Quilt has been on tour since September 2009 and will be on view at the Albright-Knox in Clifton Hall from Friday, April 29, through Sunday, May 22, 2011 (excluding Mondays and Thursday, May 5). Admission is free for Albright-Knox Members, free for active-duty United States and Canadian Armed Services personnel, and free with Gallery admission for non-members. Learn More
Please note: The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is a historic facility and, due to its age, visitors with mobility impairments will use three wheelchair lifts and one elevator to access Clifton Hall. Using these accessible features can take up to twenty minutes. For more information, please contact the Gallery at 716.270.8249.