News Release
March 2, 2011

For immediate release Contact: Robbin Zella 203-332-5052

Housatonic Museum of Art Receives 9/11 Commemorating Prints

Robbin Zella, Director of the Housatonic Museum of Art, has announced the gift of two prints by John Michelotti commemorating the events of Sept. 11, 2000.
The prints, “Flag of Honor” and “Flag of Heroes” are the work of Greenwich, CT artist John Michelotti. They have been given to the HMA by Sam Cotto who is a Building and Grounds Patrol Officer at Housatonic Community College.
Zella says, “We are pleased to have these images that memorialize the events of that day. It was such a major catastrophe and it is important that we have an artistic memory of what happened. We thank Mr. Cotto for giving these important pieces to the Museum.”
The originals of Flag of Honor and Flag of Heroes are in the Museum of the National 9/11 Organization. The artist is quoted as saying that he wanted the victims remembered not as numbers but as individuals.

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