Wish Tree for Washington, DC
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ArtistYoko Ono
Year2007 (2007)
TypeLive tree and mixed media
LocationHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., United States
OwnerSmithsonian Institution

Wish Tree for Washington, DC is a public art work by Yoko Ono.

As a part of her Imagine Peace billboard project,[1] it was installed in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on April 2, 2007,[2] during the 2007 National Cherry Blossom Festival, as one of ten in the city[3] and is part of the museum's permanent collection.[4]

In 2010, a wish tree was installed at the Museum of Modern Art[5] in New York City.

Paper is provided for the visitor to tie a wish to the tree. The work builds on the Japanese tradition of tying prayers to trees. Returning the paper back to its source evokes an offering.[6]

See also


  1. ^ "Yoko Ono: Wish Tree [Hirshhorn, Washington DC, USA]". IMAGINE PEACE. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Tie a wish"[dead link], The Washington Times, April 2, 2007
  3. ^ "Yoko Ono Gives 'Wish Trees' to Washington DC". VOA. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  4. ^ http://www.streetscenesdc.com/Street%20Scenes%20YO%20Press%20Release.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  5. ^ "Make a Wish! Yoko Ono's Wish Tree at the MoMA". Travelogged.com. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  6. ^ "ARTifice: Fear and Loathing in DC". artificeau.blogspot.com. Retrieved 6 July 2015.