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The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Yoko Ono

American, b. Tókyo, Japan, 1993

 

— Wish Tree, 2007, Live tree, Gift of the artist, 2007 (07.6) —

 
Yoko Ono Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2017
1. Yoko Ono Marker
Inscription.  
The Wish Tree series, begun in 1996, continues Ono's interactive art tradition by inviting visitors to whisper wishes to the tree.
 
Erected by Smithsonian Institution.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicAsian AmericansEnvironmentWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1996.
 
Location. 38° 53.337′ N, 77° 1.362′ W. Marker is in The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Jefferson Drive Southwest west of 7th Street Southwest, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20565, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Yayoi Kusama (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Sculpture Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Uranus (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First International Manned Space Mission (about 300 feet away); Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Plaza (about 400 feet away); A Common Language
Yoko Ono Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2017
2. Yoko Ono Marker
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(about 500 feet away); Arts and Industries Building (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Arts and Industries Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
The Wish Tree image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones
3. The Wish Tree
Seasonal Sign in front of the Wish Tree image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2017
4. Seasonal Sign in front of the Wish Tree

Please do not tie wishes to this tree.

Whisper your wishes to the tree during the fall, winter and spring.

Wish Tree for Washington, DC will re-open in the summer after the tree has bloomed.

Hirshhorn
Seasonal sign at the <i>Wish Tree for Washington, DC</i> image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones
5. Seasonal sign at the Wish Tree for Washington, DC
Yoko Ono
American, b. Tokyo, Japan, 1933

Wish Tree for Washington, DC
2007

Mixed media

Gift of the artist, 2007 (07.6)

Yoko Ono is a prolific artist and has been a notable figure in the art world since the 1960s. Throughout her career, she has created innovative forms of music, performance, poetry, experimental film, and visual art. Her works are primarily intended to be transformative and experiential in nature and require viewer participation.

The Wish Tree series, begun in 1996, continues in this interactive tradition. Please use the paper and string provided in this box to write a wish to tie it to the tree. When the tree is full, the wishes will be collected and sent to the artist and then to the Peace Tower that Ono created in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Please be gentle when tying wishes to the tree.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on February 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on July 8, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   4. submitted on November 20, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   5. submitted on July 8, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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