Hirshhorn Plaza

From July 1 through Labor Day, visitors are invited to the sculpture garden to tie their written wishes to the branches of Yoko Ono’s “Wish Tree for Washington, DC.” For most of the year, visitors may whisper their wishes to this Japanese dogwood. A summer favorite at the Hirshhorn, Wish Tree connects audiences as they reflect on hopes for the future. Hirshhorn staff will collect the wishes throughout the summer and send them to Ono’s “Imagine Peace Tower” in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Yoko Ono, “Wish Tree for Washington, DC,” 2007. Installed at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Photo by: Jazmine Johnson

Yoko Ono, “Wish Tree for Washington, DC,” 2007. Installed at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Photo by: Jazmine Johnson

Yoko Ono, “Wish Tree for Washington, DC,” 2007. Installed at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Photo by: Jazmine Johnson

Yoko Ono, “Wish Tree for Washington, DC,” 2007.
Installed at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Photo by: Jazmine Johnson

Yoko Ono, “Wish Tree for Washington, DC,” 2007. Installed at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Yoko Ono, “Wish Tree for Washington, DC,” 2007.
Installed at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Yoko Ono, “Wish Tree for Washington, DC,” 2007. Installed at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Yoko Ono, “Wish Tree for Washington, DC,” 2007.
Installed at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.