Three portraits of indigenous peoples in black and white with bright red accents

Exhibit - Portraits in Red: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

Event Details

Monday, Jan. 30, 2023

Opening Reception: Monday, January 30, 5-7 p.m.

Augusta Savage Gallery

180 Infirmary Way

Amherst, MA 01003

The Augusta Savage Gallery is located within New Africa House. 


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This event is on UMASS campus

This event is handicap accessible

Portraits in Red: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls began on May 5, 2020 with one painting, "Lauraina in RED," created for the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. Nayana LaFond put out an open call, saying she would paint a couple more portraits if people sent information on subjects. She received more than 25 the first day with stories and photos, and decided to dedicate herself to painting all she receives. Each portrait is of someone who is missing, was murdered, survived, their family member or friend, or an activist/hero fighting for the cause. Through her work LaFond hopes to make sure the missing and dead are never forgotten, to raise awareness about this serious issue, and to provide help with healing to the families she works with. LaFond continues to receive new images and stories and has an ongoing queue of 20-30.


This exhibit will be showing in the Augusta Savage Gallery from January 30, 2023 to April 28, 2023.