World Debut of Public Art Mural by Artist Yoko Ono

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Like other Ono billboards worldwide, this one at Washington, D.C.'s Union Market was meant to send a message. (Hirshhorn)

Union Market in partnership with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden presents the world debut of a new large-scale public art mural by artist Yoko Ono. Officially opened on Sept. 15, the mural is on Union Market’s Sixth Street NE exterior wall. The installation is the inaugural project of “Hirshhorn in the City.” This new initiative exhibits international contemporary art beyond the museum walls; and connects artists and curators with DC’s creative communities. Created exclusively for The District, Ono’s new work “RELAX. YOUR HEART IS STRONGER THAN WHAT YOU THINK!” compels us to consider the power of the heart over the restrictions of the mind. Said Yoko Ono of her inspiration, “I hope our hearts will be stronger and stronger forever.”