Metropolitan Museum to unveil banners by Yoko Ono

August 19, 2020, 6:19.26 pm ET  

 
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In anticipation of its reopening on August 29, The Metropolitan Museum of Art has unveiled a timely new work of art on its Fifth Avenue facade—for the first time dedicating the spaces usually used for exhibition banners to display art. The work, Yoko Ono's DREAM TOGETHER (2020), offers a powerful message of hope and unity to the world. Created by the artist in response to the global COVID-19 crisis, the two banners, measuring 24 x 26 feet, are composed of black letters on a white field, with the word "DREAM" placed south of the Museum's main entrance and the word "TOGETHER" to the north.

Yoko Ono commented, "When we dream together, we create a new reality. The world is suffering terribly, but we are together, even if it can be hard to see at times, and our only way through this crisis will be together. Each one of us has the power to change the world. Remember love. DREAM TOGETHER."

The work will be featured on The Met's website, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtag #DREAMTOGETHERNYC.

 

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