The exhibit was amazing!
While waiting in line for same day passes to Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors, I met three cool women We shared stories, and laughed with one another for two and a half hours before the museum opened. It was fun. Turns out the guy at the front of the line had been there since 4:49 a.m.! I scored four tickets for the 2 p.m. slot, where Courtney and Russell met me. It’s always a blast hanging out with them! My extra ticket went to a volunteer who said “you’re about to make someone’s day.” I like to think I did! 🙂
If you want to see Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror’s Exhibit, you should:
- Go to the Hirshorn in person for same day passes. The 7-7:30 a.m. arrival time is likely to secure your spot for admission. I tried on three individual Mondays to grab some passes online and each time the site crashed 15 minutes before tickets were dispersed. Wear comfortable shoes!
- Make sure to put your jackets in the lockers provided downstairs. Large items like bookbags and coats are NOT allowed in the exhibit spaces.
- Jump around the exhibit. Not all lines are long.
- Note: You only get 20 seconds to experience a room. Make sure you are ready when volunteers open the door.
- Thank all those art student volunteers! All of them go to nearby universities and could use strong recommendations so they can snag a coveted internship at the Hirshorn or other Smithsonian museums. Definitely use the time to connect with them. They are arts future! Give them high fives and your business card.
- Have fun! There will be long lines and scores of people. Expect your stay to be at least 3 hours and visit the cool museum shop after the exhibit.
- Become a member of the museum! That means you’ll have first dibs on all the new exhibits, featured films and less wait times for popular exhibits!