Red Dress Installation

may, 2022

05may(may 5)11:00 am08(may 8)4:00 pmFeaturedRed Dress InstallationInstitute for American Indian Studies11:00 am - 4:00 pm (8)

Event Details

Thursday, May 5th – Sunday, May 8th @ 11:00am – 4:00pm

In-Person, Outdoor Installation; Installation is Weather Dependent

We are once again partnering with the town of Washington in an initiative known as The REDress Project, based on an installation in 2010 by Métis artist Jaime Black. This initiative is intended to raise awareness about the epidemic known as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Girls and 2 Spirit (MMIWG2s). Over the past year, staff, volunteers, members, and anonymous supporters have donated over 100 red dresses of various shapes and sizes. These dresses will be displayed along our museum trails and in Washington Depot to create a visual representation of the missing spirits of these individuals. At the museum, staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions, discuss this serious topic at various age levels, and provide resources for further action.

There is no admission fee to view this outdoor installation, but installation is weather dependent. Admission to the museum is $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors, $8 for Children, and Free for Members. Please call (860) 868-0518 or email [email protected] with any questions.


5 (Thursday) 11:00 am - 8 (Sunday) 4:00 pm