“Artist and peace activist Yoko Ono (78), wife of the late John Lennon, was recently honored with the 8th Hiroshima Art Prize. The award honors artists whose work has contributed to peace. To commemorate this, The Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting ‘The Road of Hope: Yoko Ono 2011,’ an exhibit honoring the ‘spirit of Hiroshima that yearns for permanent world peace and prosperity for all humanity.’ The show is on display through October 16, 2011. It features new works by Yoko Ono inspired by the survival of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and by the disasters that struck Japan in March, 2011, ‘with hope for the future.’”
Read the rest here, which includes an interview with Yoko Ono; and her blog post “On Hiroshima Day August 6th 2011” here.