Field Trip: “One with Eternity:” Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection”

  • 13 Jan 2023
  • 11:00 AM
  • Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Ave SW &, 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20560
  • 6

Registration

Book by January 6

Field Trip: “One with Eternity:” Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection”



MAA has secured 30 passes for the exhibit “One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection” at the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum. The exhibit has been one of the most popular art installations in DC in decades, and this is a great opportunity to see it before it closes this spring. This will be a self-guided group visit lasting about 35-45 minutes.


After our tour, for those who are interested in discussing the exhibit, gather at noon at the Dolcezza cafe on the first floor. MAA will provide you with a $5 voucher to put towards a beverage. We can sit, have a chat, and then you could continue exploring the Hirshhorn.


DETAILS


Cost: $7 per member.


Group size:
Limited to 30 MAA members. (Indicate on the registration form if you’d like to be contacted if we’re under-enrolled and you’d like to register a guest; if we have a spot, we'd contact you on or after January 6).


When to arrive: Please get to the museum by 11 am so that you can clear security, put your bag in a locker, and use the restroom before joining the group. Our group’s timed entry tickets are for 11:15 am sharp.


Getting there:
Please travel on your own to the museum (or carpool with fellow members). The Hirshhorn is on the National Mall, at the corner of 7th St. SW and Independence Ave. SW. Click here for travel info.


Upon arrival:
Follow signs to the museum’s main entrance. Once you’ve gotten through security, proceed to the exhibit entrance on the lower level. Our group will go in at 11:15 am; we are required to go in as a group, so we cannot guarantee access if you’re late.

What to expect:

  • The museum suggests bringing just a small purse – large bags, backpacks, etc. are not permitted. There are a limited number of free lockers on the lower level.

  • You'll be asked to leave any bags on a table outside the Infinity Mirror Rooms before you enter.

  • Within the exhibition, expect a short wait to go into the Infinity Mirror Rooms, which can only accommodate 3-4 visitors at a time. There are designated paths for visitors to stand and walk on. 

  • Time inside the infinity mirror rooms is limited to 30 seconds or so.


MAA cancellation policy:
Cancellations are accepted via email at maaartists@gmail.com. Refunds will only be provided if we are able to fill your spot with someone on the waiting list and only until January 9. From January 10-onward, no refunds. 

About Yayoi Kusama: Kusama is a Japanese contemporary artist who has been acknowledged as one of the most important living artists to come out of Japan. Working primarily in sculpture and installation, her conceptual art and shows have been viewed by millions of people worldwide. Learn more. (Tip: The excellent documentary Kusama Infinity is currently showing on Amazon Prime.)

About the exhibit: The Hirshhorn Museum has been collecting Kusama’s prolific work since 1996 and is currently showing five of the works, including two of the artist’s transcendent Infinity Mirror Rooms–her first and her most recent. The mirror rooms create a dazzling sensation of never-ending space and are exhibited alongside an early painting; sculptures, including Pumpkin (2016) and Flowers—Overcoat (1964); and photographs of the artist. This exhibition honors Kusama’s distinctive vision of self-obliteration by exploring its development across media while also underscoring the Museum’s mission: to present the most exciting art and ideas of our time.

More info: Please visit the Hirshhorn’s website.

Questions: Email maaartists@gmail.com.

 


Yayoi Kusama Installation view of Infinity Mirror Room—Phalli’s Field, 1965/2017, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Stuffed cotton, board, and mirrors Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts ©YAYOI KUSAMA Photo by Cathy Carver

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