The Met Fifth Avenue Welcomes Visitors Again with Yoko Ono's 'DREAM TOGETHER'

In anticipation of its reopening on August 29, The Metropolitan Museum of Art 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. 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.

Ono’s bold and inspiring work joins Wangechi Mutu’s installation of four bronze sculptures—The NewOnes, will free Us (2019), which sit in the niches of the exterior of the building—to create a meaningful presentation of contemporary art on the Museum’s Beaux-Arts facade.

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 Met Fifth Avenue will reopen on August 29 for visitors and August 27 and 28 for Members. The Met Cloisters is scheduled to reopen on September 12. Your health and safety are our top priorities. Please be assured that The Met is following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New York State, and New York City for increased health and safety procedures. Click here for additional opening information.

photo: Courtesy of The Met

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