Imagine Peace Forever

In response to the tragedy in downtown Dallas in early July, DMA Senior Curator of Contemporary Art Gavin Delahunty reached out to renowned artist and peace activist Yoko Ono to lead the city in a message of harmony. IMAGINE PEACE FOREVER, an original work of art displayed in both Spanish and English, is installed on the Museum’s Ross Avenue Plaza. The simple text-based work presented as a large-scale banner is a new version of Yoko Ono’s seminal artwork IMAGINE PEACE (2001). It returns to John Lennon’s song Imagine—simple but powerful. Its basic black and white palette promotes positive change, connecting with its viewers directly in a call for peace on many levels: in your own being, in your relationships, in the city, and globally. The Dallas Museum of Art hopes to inspire individual empowerment, as Ono profoundly believes we all have the power to create positive difference in the world. The work will be on view on Ross Avenue Plaza through August 22.