search instagram arrow-down
Renegade Expressions

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,207 other followers

Follow Renegade Expressions on
Liebster Award

Liebster Award

Blogger Recognition Award
The Versatile Blogger Award, Blogging,

Blog Stats

Top Posts

Recent Posts



Blogs I Follow


2014 World Cup Africa Assassination Attractions Baltimore Birding Birds Black History Blogging Bob Marley Cayman CB&W CFFC Challenge COB Conspiracy Cooking CWW Death Delaware Entertainment EPL Food Football History Injustice Jamaica Life Lifestyle Maryland Media Music Music History Nature New Jersey Pennsylvania Peter Tosh Poetry Predictions Premier League Reggae Relationships Shocking Soccer Sports Vegetarian Virginia Washington DC Weekly Photo Challenge Wildlife



Hirshhorn Museum Sculpture Garden

The Hirshhorn Museum’s Sculpture Garden is a garden of sculptures run by the Smithsonian Institution as part of The Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC. In the 1960s Joseph H. Hirshhorn donated part of his art collection to the museum, after his death in 1981, he willed another six thousand items.

A couple of Sundays ago I drove one hundred and seventeen miles from Delaware to Washington DC to see the White House. The trip would have been a complete disappointment except I stumbled across the Hirshhorn Museum’s Sculpture Garden. There were some eye-catching works in the sculpture garden, but the most memorable ‘work of art’ for me was the ‘Wish Tree for Washington DC‘ by Yoko Ono.

The ‘Wish Tree for Washington DC’ is a white-flowering Japanese dogwood donated by Yoko Ono in 2007. The Hirshhorn Wish Tree is one of many around the world but is the only permanent tree in the United States. Visitors are encouraged to whisper their wishes to the tree or write their wishes on paper tags and hang them on the tree (From July 1 through October 4). The museum staff will collect the wishes and send them to become part of Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower in Iceland.

“The participatory nature of the Wish Tree creates a sense of unity, inspiring the thousands who come from around the world to take part in the piece,” said Melissa Chiu, the museum’s director. “Through such a simple act as wishing, we experience a collective, and powerful, hope for the future.” [Smithsonian Website]

A Section of The Hirshhorn Museum's Sculpture Garden

A Section of The Hirshhorn Museum’s Sculpture Garden

The sculpture garden is more than the Wishing Tree, as it boasts more than twenty sculptures from artists from Europe and North America. Some of the works date back as far as the 1880s.

Welcome Sign Hirshhorn Museum's Sculpture Garden




Express Yourself!
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Stroking At Midnight

Late Night Conversation Any Time Of Day

So About Last Night

Because Sometimes You Just HAVE To Tell Someone What Happened That One Time When...


Deep Thoughts and Ideas

A-wing and A-way

The Influence of Birds on Culture


All About Grandma

Harmony and the Many Places You'll Go

Travel insights, musical revelations, the weird and wonderful.

Safira's Journey

Create Your Own Happiness

%d bloggers like this: