The National 9/11 Museum has been open for a little over two years now, and while some have seen its existence as a mere opportunity to take some selfies and stock up on questionable souvenirs like the "Darkness Hoodie" and 9/11-themed cheese plate, others have experienced the museum as it's intended: as a heart-wrenching look back at that tragic day, now nearly 15 years ago. After that 15-year anniversary rolls around this September, the museum will be unveiling a new element: a special exhibition space, featuring art by 13 different NYC artists who created their works in response to the terrorist attacks.

The exhibit opens September 12th, and, according to the museum director, it's intended as a way to offer a new perspective on 9/11, as the museum so far has primarily displayed historical artifacts.

"Artists, like all of us, struggled to comprehend the unfathomable destruction and loss of innocent life," director Alice Greenwald said in a statement. "They responded the way they knew best—through their art. Using their chosen media and particular styles, many fine artists created works that invite an encounter with an unfamiliar reality, asking not so much that we revisit the horrors of that day but that we try to make sense of what was left in its wake."

The works displayed will range from paintings to sculptures and video pieces, all from artists who were in New York at the time of the attacks. They'll include excerpts from Manju Shandler's nearly 3,000-piece painting installation, with one painting dedicated to each person who died on 9/11. There's also a video from the Blue Man Group, which you can preview here, which was inspired by the pieces of paper that blew from the World Trade Center into the yard of the group's rehearsal space that day.

The exhibit will also feature excerpts from artist Todd Stone's "Witness" series, all watercolors inspired by photographs he took as he witnessed the attacks on the Twin Towers from his rooftop.

"What I was witnessing was so outside the realm of my imagination," Stone told the Wall Street Journal. "I was among a small group of people who had the second plane explode in their lens."

Several of the artists also lost friends or relatives in the attacks. In his sculpture titled "Falling Woman," Eric Fischl, whose friend died on 9/11, sought to create a testimony both to those who died and those who survived. The figure—who he's sculpted in several different sizes and mediums previously—is reaching a hand out, a choice he made because he "had this fantasy that if this sculpture is out in public people will reach out and grab the hand...Almost in an attempt to connect and also maybe to slow the tumbling down."

You can see a full list of the artists and their works here—and it probably goes without saying, but it'd be appreciated if you'd refrain from hunting Pokemon as you reflect on one of the darkest days in our city's history, please and thank you.