Yayoi Kusama, "Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity," 2009. Collection of the artist. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore; Victoria Miro, London; David Zwirner, New York. © Yayoi Kusama

On Monday at 11:59 am, Set Your Alarm

On Monday at 11:59 am, Set Your Alarm

 

Last Monday at 11:59 am the Hirshhorn Museum website crashed. Why? Because the long awaited tickets for the Hirshhorn’s Yayoi Kusama ‘Infinity Mirrors’ exhibition were being released. 45 minutes of refreshing the screen of the Hirshhorn website got me a ticket to the opening day of the exhibit. And oh boy was pressing the refresh button over 400 times so worth it!

The exhibit will be open from February 23 until May 14 with over 60 paintings and sculptures from the artist’s more than five decades of work displayed. Get ready for an experience of a lifetime.

Yayoi Kusama, “Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity,” 2009. Collection of the artist. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore; Victoria Miro, London; David Zwirner, New York. © Yayoi Kusama
You walk in and can’t help but expand yourself.

But before you go the exhibit make sure to do the following:

  1. Look pretty. Wear something you want everyone to see because you’re going to be sharing tons of pics!
  2. Wear comfortable (and pretty) shoes because you will need a minimum of 2 hours with half of it waiting in lines.
  3. Get a delicious cup of coffee from the Dolcezza pop-up shop (you can’t take in, so make sure to drink it before).
  4. Make sure you have a memory space on your phone. Tons of pictures just waiting to be taken.
  5. When you are about to enter one of the rooms in the exhibit ask the usher if you could go in alone. 4 out of the 5 ushers let me in alone and the experience is 10 million times better (pictures also look cooler).
My personal favorite. Get ready to get lost between the lights.

Hope you get to enjoy the exhibit as much as I did. It truly left me feeling inspired, expanded and ready to explore more of the awesome hidden treasures in DC.

Get your tickets here. Advanced Timed Passes are released online every Monday at noon for the following week. A limited number of same-day Walk-Up Timed Passes will be available at the Museum. The next release is Monday, Feb. 27, for Timed Passes for the week of March 7-March 13. (PS you should create an account before the timed passes are released so you expedite your ability to get the ticket on Monday).

Happy Friday!

-Aida

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