You may have seen photos and videos #InfiniteKusama via Instagram because Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors Exhibition has been a worldwide phenomenon.Its main attractions are four vibrant, fun, and complex mirror “infinity rooms.”
Infinity Mirrors is currently being displayed at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC until May 14, 2017. Because Infinity Mirrors has become one of the art events of the year with long lines to glimpse inside Kusama’s infinity rooms. Instead of telling you about my visit, I’d rather inform you on how to receive tickets to see what all the excitement is about.
Hirshhorn Museum admission is always FREE. But due to the high demand and popularity, exhibit free timed passes are required.
Advanced timed passes are released online every Monday at noon for the following week. Find passes here. These timed passes do go quickly so if you are not one of the lucky ones, but eager to experience you could try to receive a same-day walk-up timed pass as I did. There is also a limited number of passes will be available at the museum.
Though the process for same-day/walk-up pass distribution does not begin until 10:00 am each morning, passes are on first-come first-served basis. So, I strongly recommend arriving early even before 9:00 am. There will definitely be a long line. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a snack.
Additional FYI:You will have 20-30 seconds in each room; sos have your phone ready. Try not to carry a normal size bag and/or purse because they are not allowed in the exhibition rooms.
Overall, the experience is worth it, and I hope you are able to view Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors before it moves on to its next location at Seattle Art Museum. If you weren't convinced already, check out this promotional video by BBC News!