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Hotly Anticipated 'Infinity Mirrors' to Open Thursday at Hirshhorn



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    What to Know

    • The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will have free timed passes available online for "Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors"

    • The exhibit will feature six of the famous Japanese artist's mirrored rooms.

    • The exhibit will be open from Feb. 23 until May 14.

    Japanese artist Yayaoi Kusama's much-anticipated exhibit will open Thursday at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

    "Infinity Mirrors" will feature six of Kusama's iconic kaleidoscopic spaces, the most to ever be featured together, according to the museum. A number of Kusama's other works, such as paintings and her "Pumpkin" statue, also will be on display. 

    An artist and a novelist, Kusama started using mirrors in her work in 1965. She has created more than 20 infinity mirror rooms, according to the museum. The rooms and Kusama's other works have received worldwide admiration.

    Members of the general public can get free tickets on the museum's website. The museum is releasing a week's worth of passes at a time, but they've been snapped up quickly for the exhibit's first two weeks. New batches of tickets will be available each Monday at noon.

    The Hirshhorn is releasing these timed passes because large crowds are expected to visit the exhibit. The rooms are small, despite their captivating illusion of infinity.

    The exhibit will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    The exhibit will be on view until May 14. A limited number of same-day passes will also be available at the museum on a first-come, first-served basis.

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    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017)