The US Department of Homeland Security returned the artifacts to Cairo yesterday, concluding Egypt’s efforts to retrieve the items since 2016.
A stuffed bird, a framed photograph of Trump with the Chinese president, and a bust of Abraham Lincoln were some of the items that were seen carried out of the White House after the president’s second impeachment.
“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.
The DC institution has expanded its holdings of work by Black artists from the American South with a recent acquisition from Souls Grown Deep.
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.
“Questions from this council about AFTA’s racial equity work have been met with resistance, claims of capacity issues, and defensiveness,” says a letter signed by 14 out of 15 elected members of AFTA’s Arts Education Advisory Council.
On the evening of the vote, Senator Mike Lee of Utah said the US does not need “separate but equal” museums.
Public protests once filled the same streets now transformed into block parties. Photojournalists captured the impromptu gatherings and spontaneous joy that emerged in the distinct style of each city.
Minneapolis museums and the Smithsonian are some of the first to announce their second closures, starting this weekend.