Toronto's Gardiner Museum Is Letting Visitors Take Home Yoko Ono's Art This Weekend
Published May 29, 2018The Toronto museum that was robbed of a $22,000 rock from a Yoko Ono exhibit earlier this year is now inviting guests to, well, take home parts of the exhibit.
This weekend marks the end of "Yoko Ono: The Riverbed" at the Gardiner Museum, and as a farewell to the exhibit, some lucky visitors will get to leave with a piece of the art.
The first 500 guests to arrive on Sunday (June 3) will be given white boxes, which they can fill with pieces of broken ceramic cups and saucers from the exhibit.
The interactive exhibit opened in February and consists of three parts — a meditative rock garden called "Stone Piece," a room with notebooks for drawing lines and nailing string across the walls called "Line Piece," and a room of broken ceramic cups and saucers with supplies like glue and tape to put them back together ("Mend Piece").
Sunday also marks the first and only day on which visitors will be permitted to take photos in the exhibit.