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Sidebar: Hiroshima Exhibit: The Wishing Tree

Written by Leslie Bedford

Artists Iri and Toshi Maruki's powerful drawings from the bombing of Hiroshima were displayed in the Multipurpose Room with two deliberate additions: a sign outside warning parents that the content, though not the art, might be frightening and a "wishing tree," shown left, where visitors could hang their personal hopes for world peace, or just as likely, a puppy, a new bike or parental reconciliation. In conjunction with the exhibit, the artists showed their film, Hellfire: A Journey from Hiroshima, and conducted workshops for educators.

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