Thursday, March 2, 2017

Infinity Mirrors

Photo by Patrick Jones. Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors.

Last Friday my sister and I visited the Hirschhorn Museum in DC for the 2nd day of Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors exhibition (see more in this video from the NY Times). Like last years' Wonder exhibition at the Renwick, the Kusama exhibition is likely to be heavily Instagrammed in DC. My photos do not give a sense of how cool this was. You step into small rooms, where the lighting and mirrors create a contemplative effect. Tickets are free but timed entry.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Hirschhorn Museum, 24 Feb 2017.

The lines are long for each room, but the Infinity Mirror rooms only hold 3-4 people at a time. The museum staff seemed to be doing a good job of keeping the flow moving. People were limited to about 20 seconds in each room.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Kusama at the Hirschhorn, 24 Feb 2017.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Kusama's pumpkin, outside the Hirschhorn.
Kusama's playful pumpkin sculpture sits outside the museum and is easily accessible. In addition to the Kusama exhibition, I recommend Bettina Pousttchi's World Time Clock on the 3rd Floor of the museum. This shows 24 clock photos representing 24 different time zones.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Bettina Pousttchi's World Time Clock.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Bettina Pousttchi's World Time Clock.

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