Don't miss Suspended Animation, the exhibition closes today:

Suspended Animation - Hirshhorn Museum
Washington is the first stop of a North American tour for an exhibit by legendary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. "Infinity Mirrors" is a collection of psychedelic art that appears to go on forever. Errol Barnett reports from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Experience Yayoi Kusama's limitless "Infinity Mirrors" exhibit
Join us tomorrow: Smithsonian Gardens will provide behind-the-scenes insight into the design and installation process for the making of "Orchids: A Moment."

Meet in the lobby at 12:30pm!

Programs Calendar - Hirshhorn Museum | Smithsonian
Happy 88th Birthday, Yayoi Kusama!

Explore "Infinity Mirrored Room—Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity" [ Link ] #InfiniteKusama

Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore; Victoria Miro, London; David Zwirner, New York. © Yayoi Kusama
Plan your polka dot outfit and visit Dolcezza Gelato tomorrow to celebrate Yayoi Kusama's Birthday! #InfiniteKusama

Dolcezza Is Giving Away Free Gelato for Yayoi Kusama's Birthday Tomorrow | Washingtonian
Happy Birthday, Linn Meyers!

Explore her 360-degree wall drawing, #OurViewFromHere:

Linn Meyers: Our View From Here - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden | Smithsonian
Snow status: All our D.C. museums are scheduled to open at noon today.❄

Update: The National Zoo and the Udvar-Hazy Center will be closed.

(“A Winter Morning–Shovelling Out” from Every Saturday, 1871, by Winslow Homer from Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery)
The Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama has captured the experience of infinity in a new exhibit.

Yayoi Kusama: Visions of polka dot infinity - BBC News
Celebrate International Women's Day with a challenge from the National Museum of Women in the Arts, can you name five women artists?

We're joining museums around the globe to help shift the conversation, learn more about the #5womenartists project here: [ Link ]

Start your list with Yayoi Kusama! "All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins" (2016), on view in...
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"I Adore Myself" follows the wildly charismatic Kusama during an 18-month period as she obsessively works on “Love Forever,” a series of 50 large drawings for a 2008 gallery opening in New York City. This film is presented in partnership with the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

This program is part of the film series Kusama on Screen.

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Film: Watashi Daisuki (I Adore Myself)

Yves Klein used live models as “living paint brushes” covered in blue paint to create impressions on canvas. We will take a close look at Klein’s work, read-aloud Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh, and do a hands-on activity exploring color and performance.

STORYTIME+ explores contemporary art through stories and movement. Museum staff will read aloud a book, introduce children to an artist on...
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Storytime: Get Blue with Mouse

Explore architecture through a read-aloud of Iggy Peck Architect, then investigate the Hirshhorn building through close looking and a hands-on building activity.

STORYTIME+ explores contemporary art through stories and movement. Museum staff will read aloud a book, introduce children to an artist on view, and lead a hands-on activity. Nursing moms welcome. Caregivers of babies are invited to...
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Storytime: Iggy Peck Architect

University of Maryland Associate Professor and Latin American art specialist Abigail McEwen will lead a focused tour on Cuban artists Wilfredo Lam, Reynier Leyva Novo, and Ana Mendieta, who currently have work on view in Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection.

Friday Gallery Talk: Abigail McEwen on Cuban Art

Based on the acclaimed oral history of the same title by Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich, Voices from Chernobyl, directed by Pol Cruchten, delves into the world of Chernobyl, the site of the 1986 catastrophic nuclear accident. Thirty years after the disaster, the film strings together eyewitness reports from people of all walks of life. From tales of their old daily lives to accounts of...
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Film: Voices from Chernobyl

"The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life" is a collection of essays by 40 visual artists that examines how artists impact their communities outside of their studios. The selected first-hand accounts demonstrate how contemporary artists of the twenty-first century add society through their creative thinking while also generously contributing to the well-being of...
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In Conversation: The Artist as Cultural Producer

Yayoi Kusama’s art has consistently revealed her obsessions as well as the concerns that she has with her own body and mind. For more than 60 years, she has used a variety of media, including performance, installation, painting, and film, to explore themes and ideas that consume her. Kusama’s work has recently seen a resurgence of interest through social media captures of her captivating...
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In Conversation: The Path to Infinity

Discover how colors mix and splatter through a read-aloud of "Mix It Up," by Hervé Tullet, and a close-look at Joan Mitchell’s painting "Field for Skyes." Participants will have the chance to play with colors in a hands-on activity.

STORYTIME+ explores contemporary art through stories and movement. Museum staff will read aloud a book, introduce children to an artist on view, and lead a...
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Storytime: Mix it Up and Explore Color

UPDATE: we released 9,000 free timed passes and all of them were claimed within 2 minutes.

Reminder: Advance Timed Passes for #InfiniteKusama are released today at noon!

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