Published Mar 11, 2019 at 12:31 PM | Updated at 8:13 AM EDT on May 9, 2019
For all of Women's History Month, red dresses will hang outside the National Museum of the American Indian to draw attention to violence against indigenous women. "The REDress Project" is an outdoor art installation being shown in the United States for the first time.
The art by Jaime Black is intended to "draw attention to the gendered and racialized nature of violent crimes against Native women and to evoke a presence through the marking of absence," the museum's website says. The red dresses have been displayed at museums, galleries and universities in Canada since 2011.