At that time, Ono advertised her “one woman show,” titled Museum of Modern [F]art.
However, when visitors arrived at the Museum there was little evidence
of her work. According to a sign outside the entrance, Ono had released
flies on the Museum grounds, and the public was invited to track them as
they dispersed across the city.
Now, over 40 years later, Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971
surveys the decisive decade that led up to Ono’s unauthorized exhibition, bringing together approximately 125 of her early objects,
works on paper, installations, performances, audio recordings, and
films, alongside rarely seen archival materials. A number of works
invite interaction, including Painting to Be Stepped On (1960/1961) and Ono’s groundbreaking performance "Bag Piece"
(Interactive at certain times, we are invited to try)
Instructions for Painting
A room full of small framed typeset pieces
To See the Sky
Half A Room 1
Half A Room 2
"Yes" and "Bottoms"
Televised Pieces and Films
The Fab Four
"Cut Piece" 1964
"White Chess Set"
By remaking the chess set in all white
the artist changed the nature of the game.
Play an exhibition copy of Yoko Ono’s White Chess Set
A special collaboration with Chess in the Schools, this program is open to visitors of all ages and abilities. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays May 19–September 5, 1:00–4:00 p.m. Sculpture Garden (weather permitting) Free with Museum admission
The Music Room A closed acoustical space with seating and sets of headphones where we may play selections from her albums.
Memorabilia under glass at the center
Around 1968, Ono decided to create a band “that would never exist, that didn’t have a set number of members, that could accommodate
anyone who wanted to play with it.” The name derived from a small
three-dimensional work composed almost entirely of transparent plastic
objects that John Lennon made in response to Ono’s initial idea.
"Twenty-six hundred years ago Shakyamuni Buddha established a practice to
address suffering, old age, sickness, and death. In 2006 Zen Buddhist monks, Koshin Paley Ellison and Robert Chodo Campbell, established
the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care in the heart of New
York City. We offer training in contemplative care so that people can
learn to care in mindful and compassionate ways in hospitals, hospices,
and homes, as well as in their everyday relationships. We do this work in
order to create a more courageous and harmonious world."
On the front altar this night a prayer card, it is a regular practice to have a picture, name or card commemorating the passing of a member or friend of a member for a period of time.
Broome Street Ganesha Temple
"The Broome Street Ganesha Temple is a place for both personal and
communal transformation. It serves as a link in the continuance of vital
ancient traditions that are healing and devotional in nature. It is
our goal to engage in the following endeavors: to preserve traditional
lineages, and to encourage knowledge, devotion and charity in ourselves,
as well as fellow human beings."
A clip of the last session of monthly chanting eleven Hanuman Chalesas led by Shyama Chapin. This vibrant center established in 2001 will be closing in two weeks and is currently searching for a new location in which to continue all it's Vedic practices.
Puerto Rico and raised in New York, for the past 20 years she has
worked and resided in New Jersey while her career and services are active
in “El Barrio” and “Lower East Side Communities”
She first studied graphics at the Institute of Culture’s
School of Fine Arts with Master Printer Lorenzo Homar in Puerto Rico,
and upon receiving her BFA returned to New York to continue
studies at the Art Students League of New York where her main focus was
in painting and collage under the tutelage of Master Artist, Leo Manso. While at the League, she received various awards and
scholarships, and was the recipient of the prestigious McDowell Traveling
Scholarship where she continued her career abroad while living in
Spain and France.
Ms. Calero successfully combines her knowledge of
mediums, evolving them into other dimensions of quality, visual
sensibility and expression, producing striking and
thought provoking impressions. Her unique signature style in painting has been called 'Acrollage'.
exhibited in galleries and museums across the USA, Caribbean and China, and her works are in many private and public collections.
See Link to current show Below Outside Chalk Portraits
by Manny Vega
Museum of the City of New York Inside
"Cities need old buildings so badly it is probably impossible for
vigorous streets and districts to grow without them." Jane Jacobs from 'The Death and Life of Great American Cities' 1961