Bronx Documentary Center Opening “Storming Of The Capitol” Exhibit

Storming of the Capitol
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Photos: Victor J. Blue\Shuran Huang

On January 6, 2021, for the first time in American history, an angry mob stormed the halls of Congress. Protestors destroyed federal property and assaulted police officers. Five people died as a result and more than 150 were injured. The mob successfully halted the 2020 election certification as they rampaged through the Capitol building, searching for legislators and narrowly missing members of Congress and Vice President Mike Pence as they were rushed to safety.

If the mob had nullified the popular state-by-state vote and forced the electoral process into the House of Representatives, as some planners hoped, 200 years of American democracy would be at an end.

Through photographs, video and multimedia, the Bronx Documentary Center’s exhibition, Storming of the Capitol, examines in detail the events of January 6th, 2021, seeks to put forth a historical record of events, and sheds light on the deep cleavages in our nation.

"If the Americans who attacked the Capitol on January 6th conflated the journalists documenting their violent rage with the politicians who were its putative target, that was because both represented obstacles to their illegitimate pursuit of power. By January 7th, Trump and his allies had already begun revising and distorting what had really happened—weaponizing a fabricated narrative to inflame the very grievances that produced the insurrection in the first place. They continue to do so. The work in this exhibition is part of journalism’s countervailing effort to preserve and safeguard reality. Recording history has never been more vital to the future." – Excerpt from exhibition text by Luke Mogelson

Exhibition curated by Michael Kamber and Cynthia Rivera.

Bronx Documentary Center 614 Courtlandt Ave, Bronx, NY 10451

Gallery Hours: Thur-Fri 3-7PM + Sat-Sun 1-5PM

Opening from 6-9PM on January 29, 2022 - RSVP required

*Please note in order to ensure the safety of all staff, and community members, all visitors are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, and must wear a mask at all times in order to visit the gallery.

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