In addition to looting and damaging furniture and spraying graffiti throughout the complex, insurrectionists vandalized six sculptures and two paintings.
“We cannot be silent bystanders. We must speak up and take action wherever and whenever we witness hatred and threats of violence,” said Jack Kliger, president and CEO of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York.
From an artist’s rendition of Capitol police rolling out the red carpet for pro-Trump insurrectionists, to memes about the Viking hat-clad QAnon supporter, social media has been rife with memes and digital content.
Blogger and cultural observer Bucky Turco shares his images and insight from the insurrection at the US Capitol yesterday.
Last month, CulturalDC postponed its projection of a bloody artwork by Andrei Molodkin, which floods an acrylic model of the White House using blood donated by US citizens.
A tweet from last summer in which Trump authorizes “up to 10 years in prison” for anyone who vandalizes or destroys federal property has resurfaced as a bitter reminder of his bias against progressive activists.