100 magnificent Indian Elephants are migrating across the USA to share their story with the world

The Great Elephant Migration is a global fundraising adventure to amplify indigenous knowledge and inspire the human race, to share space.

A collaboration between indigenous artisans, contemporary artists and cultural institutions, it will raise millions of dollars to power human-wildlife coexistence projects and protect migratory animals making spectacular journeys across land, rivers and oceans.

CLIFF WALK, NEWPORT, RI

July & August 2024

THE MEATPACKING DISTRICT, NEW YORK CITY, NY

September & October 2024

miami beach, miami, fl

December 2024

Yellowstone national park

May & June 2025

Los Angeles, CA

July 2025

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The elephants await your arrival. Come and walk amongst the herd, feel their majesty and peacefulness. Listen to the birdsong in the trees and be part of their ancient world. Stand with the matriarchs leading their families, touch their immense forms and be touched by them. The planet is our home, and theirs. The herd is here to tell their story of coexistence; that there is room for all of us on this planet. We hope this exhibition reminds us of the awe we feel when in the company of wild, free animals and inspires us to better share our world with them.

Ruth Ganesh

The Coexistence Collective & Elephant Family

Dodie Kazanjian

“The vision of 100 hand-made Indian elephants migrating across America in my mind, is a monumental, cinematic and moving work of performance art. Each elephant is a sculpture of a real elephant with its own name that coexists with the indigenous communities in the Nilgiri Hills of Southern India.I see these elephant sculptures descending from the superb 16th to 18th Century Royal elephant portrait paintings, where every elephant had its own name.”

Dodie covers the art world for Vogue USA and is founding director of Gallery Met at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

HM Queen Camilla

Cher

Dr. Sylvia Earle

Edith McBean

Dame Virginia McKenna

Anoushka Shankar

Kristin Davis

Aditi Kothari

The way we see the world shapes the way we treat it. If a mountain is a deity, not a pile of ore; if a river is one of the veins of the land, not potential irrigation water; if a forest is a sacred grove, not timber; if other species are biological kin, not resources; or if the planet is our mother, not an opportunity - then we will treat each other with greater respect. Thus is the challenge, to look at the world from a different perspective.

David Suzuki

SHARING IS CARING