Infinity Mirrors, Twinkle Lights, and Pumpkins

This morning I had the opportunity to visit the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, one of the Smithsonian art museums beside the National Mall. Currently on view at the Hirshhorn is Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, an exhibition celebrating the sixty-five year career of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. The exhibit features various Kusama sculptures in-the-round, paintings, and light displays, but visitors mainly go to experience the Infinity Mirror Rooms. These small rooms are filled with LED lights and mirrors, and visitors are allowed to enter by themselves. Once the door is closed behind you, the dark, glittering reflection creates the illusion that the space goes on for, well, infinity. You’re only allowed to be in each room for about 15 seconds or so, but that’s just enough time to snap a unique photo and take a moment to enjoy the space.

I was able to enter all six of the Infinity Mirror Rooms on display at the Hirshhorn, which is the most ever to be shown together! It was such a surreal experience and I can see why so many visitors have waited hours to see this popular show. Here are a few images from the exhibit.

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