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Posted: Thursday, September 8, 2011 12:00 pm | Updated: 3:43 pm, Thu Sep 8, 2011.

Citywide, a plethora of exhibits commemorate the 10th anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11. Below are the art shows being held throughout Queens, many of which will be on display through the fall.

Queens College Art Center

Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, Level Six; 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing;

(718) 997-3770, qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/art_library/artcenter.html

Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Oct. 10 and holidays)

Running until Oct. 14, “This is Personal: Michael Ragdale’s 9/11,” an archive of more than 3,000 post-9/11 items available for view and examination. Free.

Bayside Historical Society

208 Totten Ave., Fort Totten Park, Bayside; (718) 352-1548, baysidehistorical.org; Thurs and Fri 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

On display through the fall, an exhibit featuring photographs, local and national newspapers of the time, sculpture, artwork and letters composed for firefighters by local schoolchildren. Free.

Greater Astoria Historical Society

Quinn Building; 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, Long Island City; (718) 278-0700, astorialic.org

On Monday, Sept. 12, a photo exhibit by freelance photographer Steve Spak shows photos taken during the recovery process after the 9/11 attacks. $5, free for GAHS members.

Queensborough Community College

222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; (718) 631-6262, qcc.cuny.edu/; Sept. 9 to Oct. 21

An exhibit of 9/11 works by artist Ultra Violet, who starred in many Andy Warhol films, commemorates the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. Free.

St. John’s University

Queens Campus, Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery; 8000 Utopia Parkway; (888) 978-5646, stjohns.edu

Running until Oct. 26, a collection of iconic photographs taken of the disaster before the area was barricaded by the NYPD and FDNY by famed street photographer Jeff Mermelstein. “Jeff Mermelstein: 9.11.01.” Free.

LaGuardia Community College

E-Building, 5th Floor, Presidential Gallery; 31-10 Thompson Ave., Long Island City; (718) 482-7200, lagcc.cuny.edu/home/; Sept. 10 to Nov. 23

“Witness – A Look Back to the Future” includes works by 15 established artists who lived or worked in the area of the World Trade Center on 9/11. Free.


46-01 21 St., Long Island City; (718) 784-2084, ps1.org; Sept. 11-Jan. 9, 2012, Thurs-Mon 12 p.m.-6 p.m. (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

On display, more than 70 works by 41 artists, many made prior to 9/11, that explore the attacks’ enduring and far-reaching resonance.

The exhibit, entiled “September 11,” will occupy the entire second floor of the museum. $10 suggested general admission.

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