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Museums Respond to Capitol Attack, the Internet Copes with Memes, and more

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Jan 12, 2021 • View in browser
Good morning. ⛅ This week, few museums and arts institutions respond to the DC attack, we talk to someone who was inside the Capitol during the attack, and considering the overlooked Jewish artists at the recent Vida Americana exhibition at the Whitney Museum.
– Hrag Vartanian, editor-in-chief

American Museums Respond to Capitol Attack
Ed Ruscha "OUR FLAG" (Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian, via @brooklynmuseum on Instagram)
Ed Ruscha "OUR FLAG" (Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian, via @brooklynmuseum on Instagram)
The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, the Smithsonian, and Ford Foundation President Darren Walker joined the widespread condemnations of the Pro-Trump mob attack on the United States Capitol last week.
The NCRM published a statement on January 7:
“The siege on Capitol Hill yesterday during the joint Congress’ ratification of the presidential election should be condemned, not coddled. What the world witnessed yesterday was not a protest, but a riotous mob and an insurrection. We need to call it what it is.”
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