This Friday, Washington, D.C.’s Union Market will debut a brand new large-scale mural along 6th Street NE, completed by Yoko Ono.
The Northeast market partnered with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden to complete the project. The mural is the inaugural project of Hirshhorn in the City, an initiative that hopes to exhibit international contemporary artists across Washington, D.C.
According to a press release, “Ono’s new work, ‘RELAX. YOUR HEART IS STRONGER THAN WHAT YOU THINK!’ compels us to step outside of our everyday lives and consider the power of the heart over the restrictions of the mind.”
In a statement, Ono said that her inspiration for the work was that she hopes that “our hearts will be stronger and stronger forever.”
As part of the new mural, Hirshhorn Curator of Media and Performance Art Mark Beasley will lead educational discussions on Ono’s work at Union Market.
• Hirshhorn in the City [Hirshhorn Museum]