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Detail of Mend Piece

Friends Day – YOKO ONO: THE RIVERBED

Wed February 21, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Gardiner Friends are invited to join us for a preview of YOKO ONO: THE RIVERBED. Enjoy complimentary refreshments, a special discount of 15% in the Shop, and an exhibition orientation with curator Meredith Chilton at 2 pm and 2:30 pm. As a Gardiner Friend, you can bring unlimited guests free of charge!

Please note: The exhibition orientation sessions are now full. To be added to the waitlist, please email rsvp@gardinermuseum.com. Gardiner Friends are still able to explore the exhibition on their own throughout the day. If you are not attending one of the orientation sessions, no RSVP is required.

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About the exhibition

The Gardiner Museum is pleased to present a three-part installation by Yoko Ono entitled THE RIVERBED. Yoko Ono is a forerunner of Conceptual art who frequently involves collaboration, audience participation, and social activism in her artwork.

YOKO ONO: THE RIVERBED invites visitors to collaborate with the artist, the museum, and each other, participating in the artwork through everyday action and contemplation. YOKO ONO: THE RIVERBED, in a sense, becomes a temporary village—a repository of hopes and dreams for individuals and for the world.

Header image: Yoko Ono, Detail of Mend Piece (Galerie Lelong, New York 2015/2016), 1966 / 2015, ceramic, glue, tape, scissors, and twine, dimensions variable; Installation view: THE RIVERBED, Galerie Lelong, New York, December 11, 2015 – January 30, 2016 © Yoko Ono, Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co., New York