The Brooklyn Museum on 9-11

Through photos, drawings, and books, the show describes lower Manhattan as an area in flux, placing 9-11 in a context of controversy and devastation familiar to the area.

"The area around the World Trade Center has changed character a number of times in the past three hundred years," explains the introduction to The Brooklyn Museum's five-year memorial to the Sept. 11 attacks, Looking Back from Ground Zero: Images from the Brooklyn Museum Collection.

Through photos, drawings, and books, the show describes lower Manhattan as an area in flux, placing 9-11 in a context of controversy and devastation familiar to the area.