Famed Japanese artist and writer Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors exhibit has finally landed in D.C. The exhibit is being showcased at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on the National Mall. The D.C. exhibit runs through May 24, 2017 and will be hitting a few other North American cities through 2018.
Here a few tips to help you enjoy the Kusama exhibit:
1. GETTING TICKETS
If you are able to get tickets to the exhibit then consider your self lucky! It took me three attempts to finally scrounge up two tickets. The tickets are released every Monday at noon on the museum's website. I would recommend having a friend try to assist in this process. If you have ever tried to get Beyonce concert tickets, then you are probably well-prepared to get these passes! The museum does have a limited amount of same day passes, but they go pretty early!
2. BE ON TIME
If you have advance passes, then be sure to follow the signs and get in the correct line. The lines are designated by the pass time. You definitely need to be there at least 15 minutes in advance as they give instructions and the pass needed to enter the exhibit.
3. BE PREPARED TO STAND IN LINE
You wait in line to get into the museum. You wait in line to get into the exhibit. You wait in line to get into the mirror rooms and installations. So be prepared to wait. However, while waiting in the lines for the mirror rooms, you can view and photograph some of Kusama's other artwork.
4. GO ON A WEEKDAY
I went on a Monday afternoon and lines were not bad. However, I can totally imagine the lines on the weekends being insane because of the larger crowd size. When trying to get the tickets go for the weekdays first!
5. HAVE YOUR CAMERA READY!
The mirror rooms are so cool, yet you don't get to spend a lot of time in them! Depending on the room you only get 20 or 30 seconds. There is no time to waste -- so be prepared with your posed and grand ideas for cool IG shots!
Hope these tips help! Good luck securing tickets, the exhibit is definitely worth it!
- Adriene Boone