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Gallaudet in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Yoko Ono

Relax. Your Heart Is Stronger Than What You Think!

 

— 2017 —

 
Yoko Ono Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones
1. Yoko Ono Marker
Inscription.  Yoko Ono (b. Tokyo, 1933) is an artist, peace activist, and human rights worker who has strongly influenced the Feminist movement. Since the late 1950s, she has been a forerunner of Conceptual art, often using collaboration, audience participation, and social activism to challenge our understanding of art and the world around us. Ono's work is in the collections of many major contemporary art museums, and her iconic Wish Tree for Washington, DC, is a perennial favorite at the Hirshhorn, the Smithsonian's museum of modern and contemporary art.

Created exclusively for the exterior of Union Market, Relax. Your Heart Is Stronger Than What You Think! is one of at least two Washington, DC, public murals developed by the artist. The first mural, Imagine Peace, was completed in 2009. The work compels us to step outside our daily lives and consider the power of the heart over the restrictions of the mind.

This installation is part of Hirshhorn In The City, a new initiative to exhibit international contemporary art beyond the museum walls, and connect artists and curators with the city's creative communities.
Mural with marker in the bottom right image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 24, 2017
2. Mural with marker in the bottom right

Relax.
Your Heart Is Stronger
Than What You Think.

yoko ono 2017

 
Erected 2017 by Smithsonian Institution.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicAsian AmericansWomen.
 
Location. 38° 54.504′ N, 76° 59.817′ W. Marker is in Gallaudet in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on 6th Street Northeast north of Morse Street Northeast, on the right when traveling south. Mural and marker are on the east wall of Union Market. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 6th Street Northeast, Washington DC 20002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Denison House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Helen Fay House (about 600 feet away); Ballard House (about 700 feet away); "Ole Jim" (about 700 feet away); The Edward Miner Gallaudet Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Provisions for the City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Rose Cottage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edward Miner Gallaudet (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gallaudet.
 
Also see . . .  Yoko Ono To Create New Large-Scale Public Artwork for DC. (Submitted on January 5, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
 
Sign on the south side of Union Market image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 24, 2017
3. Sign on the south side of Union Market

Yoko Ono
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Hirshhorn
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Union Market



@UnionMarketDC // #UnionMarketDC
Mural along the north side of the building. image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 24, 2017
4. Mural along the north side of the building.

Never
Give Up
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 24, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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