Dartmouth Events


Artist Cannupa Hanska Luger is asking the public to create over 7,209 handmade clay beads that will then be strung together to create a large-scale art installation.

Monday, March 9, 2020
2:00pm – 6:00pm
Russo Atrium, Hood Museum of Art
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Exhibitions, Workshops & Training

PLEASE NOTE: Out of an abundance of caution, the Hood Museum of Art has decided to postpone today’s community art event until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.

Please join the Hood Museum of Art in the ongoing, social collaborative project Something to Hold Onto, by artist Cannupa Hanska Luger. Over the past 20 years, a reported 7,209 people have died crossing the southwestern border of the United States. In an effort to humanize data that has abstracted the colossal amount of deaths related to global migration, Luger is asking the public to create over 7,209 handmade beads that will then be strung together to create a large-scale art installation. Students and community members are invited to participate in making these beads on Monday March 9, from 2:00 to 6:00 pm in the Russo Atrium. Luger will give a brief presentation on this project and his other social collaborations at 5 pm.

This event is co-sponsored by the Ceramics Studio in the Hopkins Center for the Arts.

Presented in conjuction with the exhibition Form and Relation: Contemporary Native Ceramics on view at the Hood Museum March 14 through August 9, 2020. Click here for more information.

Image: Still from Cannupa Hanska Luger, Something to Hold Onto, 2019, video. Videography and editing Razelle Benally. Courtesy of Razelle Benally and Cannupa Hanska Luger.

For more information, contact:
Sharon Reed

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.