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Yoko Ono’s participatory artwork “Wish Tree for Washington, DC” (2007) is open for the summer. For most of the year, visitors are invited to whisper their wishes to the tree, a white flowering dogwood in the collection of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. But during the summer, from now through Labor Day, they may write their wishes on paper tags and tie them to the tree’s branches. “Yoko Ono’s artwork is a perennial favorite of Hirshhorn visitors,” said Melissa Chiu, the museum’s director. “People from throughout the region and around the world come to the sculpture garden to give their wishes to the tree. The wishes are whatever our visitors want them to be, serious or lighthearted, trivial or profound. Many people wish for peace.” “As a child in Japan, I used to go to a temple and write out a wish on a piece

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