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Passes – Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors | Hirshhorn Museum | Smithsonian

She has two major exhibitions opening simultaneously in Japan and the United States at the venerable age of 87 -- but Yayoi Kusama is nowhere near her last hurrah.

From Tokyo to USA: Kusama's eternal love of polka dots

"'Phalli’s Field' is the first mirrored environment in the Hirshhorn show. Step into it and you enter another world, an eye-popping garden of benign cactuses spreading out in all directions, or an underwater wonderland of coral or sea anemones."


Into the Land of Polka Dots and Mirrors, With Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama's retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum brings together the largest number of mirror rooms ever, as they all appear to extend infinitely into distant darkness.

Immersed in Yayoi Kusama’s Lonely Labyrinths and Infinite Worlds

Happy Opening Day for "Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors"!

#InfiniteKusama is a celebration of the legendary Japanese artist’s sixty-five-year career. Yayoi Kusama had a breakthrough in 1965 when she produced "Infinity Mirror Room—Phalli’s Field." Using mirrors, she transformed the intense repetition of her earlier paintings and works on paper into a perceptual experience.

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"Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors" opens tomorrow!

Prepare yourself for Kusama’s ‘Infinity Mirrors’ at the Hirshhorn

Watch live as Curator Mika Yoshitake places the first DOT in Yayoi Kusama's "Obliteration Room"! #InfiniteKusama
Copied by Warhol, admired by Oldenburg, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is finally getting her due with "Infinity Mirrors," which debuts at the Hirshhorn Thursday.

This exhibit is going to blow up your Instagram feed — and rewrite art history

Yayoi Kusama, "Dots Obsession – Love Transformed Into Dots," 2007, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Mixed media installation. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore; Victoria Miro, London; David Zwirner, New York. © Yayoi Kusama
Photo by Cathy Carver
Update: Timed Passes for Feb. 28- March 6 have all been claimed. Passes will be released again next Monday.

#InfiniteKusama Timed Passes will be released today at noon, we've made a few improvements and wanted to share some tips:

-Try the new "First Available" feature
-Weekends fill up quickly, consider a weekday
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Passes – Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors | Hirshhorn Museum | Smithsonian

Wishing Yoko Ono a very Happy Birthday!

Ono’s participatory artwork “Wish Tree for Washington, DC” (2007) is open during the summer in our Sculpture Garden, visitors may write their wishes on paper tags and tie them to the tree’s branches. For the rest of the year, visitors are invited to whisper their wishes to the tree, a white flowering dogwood.

Wish Tree for Washington - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden | Smithsonian

“She really liked the idea of allowing the ‘Infinity’ rooms to be recreated in this way, in a virtual way. She’s interested in creating as much access as possible to her work.” ~Director Melissa Chiu describes the new accessible VR simulation for #InfiniteKusama, read more:

Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms Made Accessible to People with Disabilities for First Time

We are saddened to hear about the passing of Jannis Kounellis, a pioneer of Arte Povera. See his work on view in "Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection."

Legendary Artist Jannis Kounellis Dies at 80 | artnet News

“My mind is full of paintings.” In a new interview with the Washington Post, Yayoi Kusama describes her process and how she paints every day:

How Yayoi Kusama, the ‘Infinity Mirrors’ visionary, channels mental illness into art

It's Valentine’s Day ❤❤. What could be more romantic than the deep red allure of a Cattlianthe orchid? This cultivar is called Jewel Box ‘Dark Waters’ and is one of the orchids featured in Orchids: A Moment at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.