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Hirshhorn Announces Extension of Iconic Japanese Artist’s Exhibition

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The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden said in a press release on Wednesday that the One with Eternity exhibition by world-renowned contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama will remain open through spring 2023.

One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection was originally scheduled to end at the museum on November 27.

“We want as many people as possible to experience Yayoi Kusama’s transportive artwork at the Hirshhorn,” the museum’s director Melissa Chiu said about the decision. “I am thrilled to announce a substantial extension and the introduction of online timed-pass distribution so our visitors can plan ahead.”

Beginning November 9, Hirshhorn will make advanced timed passes available online. 

In addition to focusing on Kusama’s biography, the exhibition features the artist’s five innovative artworks that are part of the museum’s permanent collection, including two of her Infinity Mirror Rooms, sculptures, photographs, and a painting. 

Kusama’s famous Infinity Mirror Rooms consist of rooms lined with mirrored glass and filled with neon-colored balls, which reflect light repeatedly and create the illusion of a never-ending space.

Over 150,000 people have visited One with Eternity so far, which is “a tribute to the life and practice of this visionary artist,” according to the museum.

Hirshhorn will offer three ways to access Kusama’s exhibition:

  • Free next-day passes on the museum’s website provided via Etix. 
  • Unclaimed same-day passes that will be available online and in person at the museum.
  • Hirshhorn members can book passes online for any time slot.

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