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In response to the events of 1/6/21. When viewing images of Wednesday’s attempted coup by Trump-loyal extremists who invaded the U.S. Capitol Building and displayed anti-Native, anti-Black and anti-Jewish symbology, we were struck by the layering of narratives between the violent scenes and the artworks on display in the background. The U.S. Capitol actively houses, cares for, and displays cultural resources related to American history. As a collecting institution ourselves, Five Oaks Museum exists in relation to that work.View PDF
The museum began this year with a name change, a rebrand, and the adoption of five values: Body, Land, Truth, Justice, and Community. How do health insurance, yard signs and a pandemic closure demonstrate our values in action? We looked back at the highlights and changes of this year to share how Five Oaks Museum enacted each of our five values in 2020.View PDF