One Million Bones Project

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March 28, 2013

The Corcoran is proud to partner with One Million Bones, a large-scale social arts practice, which uses education and hands-on art making to raise awareness of genocides and atrocities going on around the world. One Million Bones will be collecting artwork bones for a collaborative installation of 1,000,000 bones on the National Mall from June 8th-10th. Bones are either handmade of clay or will be made of biodegradable material. This installation will serve as a collaborative site of conscience to remember victims and survivors, and as a visible petition to raise awareness of the issue and call upon our government to take much needed and long overdue action. Every bone created through this initiative generates a $1 donation, up to $500,000, to CARE for their work on the ground in Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.    

All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to join One Million Bones' Founder and Director, Naomi Natale and her partners for an informational meeting at Student Housing on Wednesday, April 3 at 7pm in Room 201 (Student Lounge*). We want your input on how to get involved, help creating bones, and/or become a member of the installation team. The Corcoran will host our first bone making session during SpringFest on Wednesday, April 10 from 11am to 4pm in the Ceramics Studio

To learn more about One Million Bones, please visit their website

*Corcoran Housing is located at 2424 Pennsylvania Avenue NW and easily accessible via the DC Circulator from either campus.