Yoko Ono’ Mend Piece on View at
The Neuberger Museum of Art

Image Credit: Yoko Ono; Mend Piece (Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York City version), 1966/2015;

Ceramic, nontoxic glue, cello tape, scissors, and twine; Dimensions variable. Installation view: Rennie Collection, Vancouver, 2018.

Photo by Blaine Campbell. Courtesy Rennie Collection, Vancouver. © 1966/2015 Yoko Ono, Rennie Collection, Vancouver.

The Neuberger Museum of Art announces that Yoko Ono’s Mend Piece is on view until December 23, 2022.


In a seemingly simple white room, shattered cups and saucers are placed on a table. Participants are asked to bind the fragments together using common household items: twine, glue, scissors, and tape. The resulting creations are displayed on nearby shelves, evidence of the power of collective action. 


Secluded from the bustling world, Yoko Ono’s meditative environment inspires reflections on the tumultuous concerns of society, as well as personal struggles. Her work radically questions the division between art and the everyday, the artist and the viewer. 


YOKO ONO’S Mend Piece is organized by the American Federation of Arts (AFA) in partnership with the Rennie Collection. Generous support for this presentation at the Neuberger Museum has been provided by Bonnie and Robert Romano.


The Neuberger Museum of Art is located at Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase. Visit Neuberger.org to learn more.