Your Instagram feed is about to turn into polka dots and pumpkins if you follow a lot of people who live in DC. The Hirshhorn is in the process of installing Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, which opens to the public on February 23. Admission is free but timed passes will be required. You'll probably want to get those as soon as you can because this exhibit promises to be insanely popular. They become available on February 13th. From the Hirshhorn's website:
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors is a celebration of the legendary Japanese artist’s sixty-five-year career and promises to be one of 2017’s essential art experiences. Visitors will have the unprecedented opportunity to discover six of Kusama’s captivating Infinity Mirror Rooms alongside a selection of her other key works, including a number of paintings from her most recent series My Eternal Soul that have never been shown in the US.
Our earth is only one polka dot among a million stars in the cosmos. Polka dots are a way to infinity.
Yayoi Kusama’s huge Pumpkin is on view on the Hirshhorn Plaza now through the close of the exhibition. Despite his uncanny color coordination, Richard (above left), whom I met this afternoon, is not part of the exhibition.