Gallaudet in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Relax. Your Heart Is Stronger Than What You Think!
In The City
Your Heart Is Stronger
Than What You Think!
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.
Erected 2017 by Smithsonian Institution.
Location. 38° 54.5′ N, 76° 59.812′ W. Marker is in Gallaudet, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 6th Street Northeast, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Mural and marker are on the east wall of Union Market along 6th Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1309 6th Street NE, Washington DC 20002, United States of America.
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 600 feet away); "Ole Jim" (about 700 feet away); The Edward Miner Gallaudet Residence (about 800 feet 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 . . .
1. Hirshhorn In The City. (Submitted on December 24, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. Yoko Ono To Create New Large-Scale Public Artwork for DC. (Submitted on January 5, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Asian Americans • Women •
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