Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

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:

  1. 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!
  2. Make sure to put your jackets in the lockers provided downstairs. Large items like bookbags and coats are NOT allowed in the exhibit spaces.
  3. Jump around the exhibit. Not all lines are long.
  4. Note: You only get 20 seconds to experience a room. Make sure you are ready when volunteers open the door.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!

 

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Meet the ladies I met while standing in line at 7:30 a.m.
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We had lots of energy on Sunday!
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This student was so excited to meet a D.C. native!

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This picture doesn’t show you how LONG the lines where
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But we made it!
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Scored four tickets after 3 hours!
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Sandwiches are expensive at the Castle Cafe
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Prices are going up…
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Yeah, this hot dog was $6.49

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This guy was super helpful. He let us all know we could go to different areas of the exhibit!

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This was exciting. The other side had a step, so you could step up and really take in all the rooms glory. 

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This is what’s in that cool room where you step up and look.
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Every picture came out different. Super cool!

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None of us planned on wearing the same outfit, but if you want the art to stand out, it’s best to wear darker closers. We all were wearing the same thing! lol

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If you enlarge this, it’s actually a small peep hole installation. My camera is the eye. Pretty nifty!

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This is just one example of the long lines which will await you, your friends and family. Toddlers need tickets too! 

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The famous pumpkins!
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This guy actually played the piano while there. Everyone was snapping him from every angle. I caught him in the locker area and let him know he did a great job. He said he had fun time experiencing Infinity Mirrors!
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I was most excited about this room because it was the most interactive. We really understand things when we can touch and feel them. All the furniture is from IKEA. I wanted to pick up the bowls and plates, but they were glued on.

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