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

Yoko Ono

American, b. Tkyo, Japan, 1993

 

Wish Tree

 
Yoko Ono Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2017
1. Yoko Ono Marker
Inscription.
Yoko Ono
American, b. Tokyo, Japan, 1933

Wish Tree
2007

Live tree
Gift of the artist, 2007 (07.6)

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.
 
Location. 38° 53.329′ N, 77° 1.353′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Jefferson Drive Southwest 0.1 miles west of 7th Street SW. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20565, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Sculpture Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Sculpture Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Sculpture Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Yayoi Kusama (within
Yoko Ono Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2017
2. Yoko Ono Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Uranus (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First International Manned Space Mission (about 300 feet away); Neptune (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
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The Wish Tree image. Click for full size.
By Devry 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 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 Reykjavk, Iceland.

Please be gentle when tying wishes to the tree.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on February 11, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on July 8, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   4. submitted on November 20, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   5. submitted on July 8, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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