If you’ve been by the Hirshhorn’s sculpture garden, you might have noticed a sprawling tree with hundreds of white tags tied to its branches. On each of those tags are good-willed thoughts and wishes written by visitors, a visible symbol of solidarity and peace that was conceived by Yoko Ono. Ten years after the Wish Tree was planted, the Hirshhorn is honoring Ono by temporarily displaying more of her innovative works at the museum, and the celebration will end with a day-long concert.
Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Lizzi Bougatsos (Gang Gang Dance) and Moor Mother will perform at the show on Sunday, Sept. 17. Taking place at the Hirshhorn’s outdoor plaza, all three artists will perform works from Ono and play their own original music. After the music ends, the museum will screen some of her rarely-seen films.
Tickets are $25 and go on sale via the Hirshhorn’s site on Aug. 31. The Hirshhorn member pre-sale will go live on Aug. 29, and there’s also a limited amount of discount tickets for members.
Concert for Yoko Ono, Washington and the World will take place at the Hirshhorn on Sept. 17. Show 7 p.m./Tickets $25