True Colors: Meditations on the American Spirit

True Colors: Meditations on the American Spirit displayed the artistic response to the tragic events of September 11, 2001, by 62 American artists. This exhibition came together as artists contacted Meridian in the wake of the tragedy seeking a channel to express their emotions through art. Meridian sought to re-dedicate itself to its mission of promoting international understanding by facilitating this exhibition to help put these events into perspective. Artists featured in the exhibition included John Alexander, Herb Alpert, Will Barnet, Bruce Davidson, Richard Estes, Red Grooms, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Roy Lichtenstein, Sally Mann, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jamie Wyeth.

This exhibition was curated by Pamela Bailey, art consultant; Bill Dunlap, Washington-based artist; and Nancy Matthews, former Meridian Vice President for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Support for the exhibition was provided by ABB, Inc., The Coca Cola Company, The Dillon Fund, The Kaiser Family Foundation, King & Spalding Law Firm, and Colonel and Mrs. Ernest Buzalski.

Project summary

True Colors: Meditations on the American Spirit | April 2002
Regions: Western Hemisphere
Countries: United States
Impact Areas: Cultural Diplomacy
Program Areas: Culture
Partners: Private Sector, Individuals/Donors