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Help MAS Guarantee the Future of Tribute in Light

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As New York prepares to commemorate the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, MAS is once again setting up for its presentation of Tribute in Light. The majestic beams of light will illuminate the Lower Manhattan sky beginning at dusk on Sunday, September 11, and fading with the dawn on Monday.

MAS first presented Tribute in Light on March 11, 2002, six months after the World Trade Center attacks. Considered by many to be one of the most powerful and healing works of public art ever conceived, it was co-founded by MAS and Creative Time, and is now presented annually by MAS.

Tribute in Light has become an international symbol of remembrance and hope, honoring both the victims of the attacks and all those who worked tirelessly to help New York City through its greatest trial,” said MAS president Vin Cipolla. “It is a testament to the profound losses we suffered that day and to our city’s determination to persevere.”

Around the world people assume that Tribute in Light is a permanent annual installation. But in reality, the future of the memorial is not guaranteed beyond this year’s illumination. You can help support the Municipal Art Society’s efforts to keep this important memorial shining by donating online at or by calling (212) 935-3960. Alternatively, anyone with a cell phone can text the word “TRIBUTE” to the number 20222 to make a convenient, one-time donation of $10.

With your support, you’ll be playing a critical role in the future of Tribute in Light by helping us ensure this important memorial remains bright for years to come.