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The Hirshhorn set records with its 2017 exhibition, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, which featured the Japanese artist’s acclaimed polka dots and spellbinding visions. Now, the museum has opened One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection, an exhibit featuring five of Kusama’s artworks in the Hirshhorn collection, including two of her immersive Infinity Mirror Rooms. Building on the legacy of the previous blockbuster, One with Eternity cements the enduring art-historical connection between the visionary artist and the Smithsonian’s national museum of modern art on the National Mall.
The exhibition illuminates Kusama’s seven-decade practice through works in the museum’s permanent collection, including Pumpkin (2016) and Flowers—Overcoat (1964); and an early painting. Among the collection’s new additions is the artist’s very first Infinity Mirror Room, created originally in 1965, and one of her most recent rooms.
Betsy Johnson, assistant curator at the Hirshhorn Museum, who organized One with Eternity, will discuss Yayoi Kusama and the exhibition within the broader context of the artist’s life and practice.
This program is presented by Smithsonian Associates in partnership with the Hirshhorn Museum.
A ticket to this online program does not include entry into One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection. Questions about how to see the exhibition? See our FAQ.
Yayoi Kusama, “Infinity Mirrored Room—My Heart Is Dancing into the Universe,” 2018. Wood and glass mirrored room with paper lanterns, 119 5/8 x 245 1/8 x 245 1/8 in. (304 x 622.4 x 622.4 cm). Courtesy Ota Fine Arts and Victoria Miro, London/Venice. © YAYOI KUSAMA. Purchased jointly by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2020), and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, with funds from the George B. and Jenny R. Mathews Fund, by exchange.