Red Dresses Hung Outside DC Museum Mark Violence Against Indigenous Women

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.

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Here's one view of the dresses on display outside the museum, which is located at Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW.
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The empty dresses are intended to use the feeling of absence to illicit a response.
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The installation focuses on the female body as a target of colonial violence, the artist said in a statement.
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There are 35 dresses displayed outside the museum.
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The project is meant to serve as a "visual reminder of the staggering number of women who are no longer with us," the artist's website says.
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