Hirshhorn Plaza

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

On view February 23–May 14, 2017
Open daily, 10:00 am–5:30 pm
Last exhibition entry at 4:00 pm
Free with Timed Pass

Please note:
On Saturday, May 6, no Walk-Up Timed Passes will be available, and the Museum will close at 2 PM.

On Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14, the exhibition will be open extended hours for its final weekend.

Extended hours:
Wednesdays through May 3, 10 AM–8 PM, with last entry at 6:15 PM
Saturday, May 13, 10 AM-10 PM, with last entry at 8:15 PM
Sunday, May 14 10 AM–8 PM, with last entry at 6:15 PM

Questions?
Please call 202.633.1000 or email hirshhornexperience@si.edu.

General Information and Guidelines

  • Every visitor—including children, and senior citizens—will need a Timed Pass to enter the exhibition.
  • Visitors are limited to four (4) passes per person.
  • Passes will only be valid for the date and time stipulated.
  • Once issued, the date and time of the passes cannot be changed.
  • Please only obtain passes online through the Hirshhorn/Tickets.com website or at the Museum’s Information Desk.
  • Passes cannot be sold.
  • Each pass has a unique entry code that can only be used once.

 

Getting Timed Passes Online

  • Timed Passes will continue to be released online every Monday at noon for each subsequent week.
  • It is not possible to cancel Timed Passes obtained online.

Getting Timed Passes at the Museum

  • Each day beginning at 10 am, the Museum releases several hundred Walk-Up Timed Passes. These passes are free of charge and must be used on the same day that they are distributed. The Museum does not issue Walk-Up Timed Passes for future dates.
  • Note: On Saturday, May 6, no Walk-Up Timed Passes will be available as the Museum is closing early. To meet demand, the museum will be open extended hours and will offer additional passes Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14.
  • Passes are offered for entrance times throughout the day, typically 10 AM through 3:45 PM, at 15-minute intervals. On Wednesdays, the last entry is at 6:15 PM. Visitors may request any available entrance time.
  • Visitors can claim up to four (4) same-day Walk-Up Timed Passes.
  • With the exception of infants, all visitors—adults and children—need a Timed Pass to enter the exhibition.
  • There is high demand for Walk-Up Timed Passes, and some visitors report arriving at the Museum as early as 7:30 am. The line begins forming on the Museum’s Plaza.
  • For real-time updates on availability, please follow us on Twitter.

Members

Hirshhorn Members can access the exhibition at any time. Upon arriving at the Museum, please go to the Member line at the Information Desk in the Lobby and present your membership card and ID to receive passes. If you do not have your membership card with you, the Visitor Services Attendant can confirm your membership status. Members of the Smithsonian Institution and members of other Smithsonian Museums who are not Hirshhorn Members will need to obtain Timed Passes. 

Please note, Kusama Circle memberships are temporarily sold out. All other levels are available to purchase at the museum.

Lost Pass

You can reprint Advance Timed Passes using the instructions found in your initial confirmation email. If you arrive at the Museum without your Advance Timed Pass, see a Visitor Services Representative for assistance.

Pass Not Received

Please check your spam folder. If you still do not see your confirmation, please contact the Tickets.com Customer Support Center at 1.800.352.0212 or submit a help form via tickets.com/customer-service.

Travel Light

Please consider leaving large bags and backpacks at home. Free lockers, located on the Lower Level, will be available for small bags, coats, and scarves.

Arrive When It’s Your Time (Entrance on the Plaza)

At your designated entry time, go to the yellow-tented entrance on the Hirshhorn’s Plaza and look for signs indicating your time slot. You’ll enter the building at the time printed on your pass, and line up to enter the exhibition.

Feel free to ask a Hirshhorn staff member about any wait times or delays. You may have a chance to explore other exhibitions, visit the Museum Shop, or enjoy coffee and snacks at the Dolcezza Pop-Up Café.

 

Access for Members and Their Children

Members should enter the Museum through the revolving doors on Independence Avenue and present their email confirmation or membership card at the Membership Desk to receive their pass(es). Children under 18 may accompany parents who are members without being counted as guests.

 

Parking

There is no public parking facility at the Smithsonian on the National Mall.

Reserved parking at a private parking facility near the Hirshhorn Museum can be purchased ahead of time through Parking Panda.

Reserve Yayoi Kusama Parking

Please note: You will leave the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s website when you click the link above. Parking Panda is a third-party contractor. Read Parking Panda’s privacy policy.

Metro

The closest Metro stations are L’Enfant Plaza (Blue, Orange, Silver, Green, and Yellow lines) and Smithsonian (Blue, Orange, and Silver lines).  

Bus

The primary WMATA buses are 30N, 30S, 32, 34, 36, 16X, 39, A9, and the Circulator.

Tours and Groups

All guided group tours for this exhibition are currently filled.

Gallery Guides will be stationed in the exhibition to answer questions and discuss the works of art on view. They will also offer daily tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and other exhibitions.

Volunteer Ambassadors will be available to answer any question you may have about the exhibition, the Hirshhorn or the Smithsonian.

Accessibility

The Hirshhorn proudly supports the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and welcomes visitors of all abilities by providing accessible entrances.

Virtual Reality Experience

Virtual reality headsets with renderings of select Infinity Mirror Rooms will be available so that visitors with mobility constraints can experience the artworks.  Please ask staff for details.

Food and Drinks

A Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee Pop-Up Shop is open on the Hirshhorn’s Plaza every day, 9 am–5:30 pm, serving handcrafted coffee, artisanal gelato, and pastries.

No food or beverages are allowed in the Museum.

Photography

Photography is permitted for personal, non-commercial use only. No flash please. The use of tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks is not allowed at any time.

WiFi

Free WiFi access is available to all visitors. Connect to the “si-visitor” network and follow the instructions provided. 

Lockers (No Charge)

Visitors are encouraged to store any backpacks, large bags, and coats in the lockers that are on the Lower Level. There is no charge for using them. Backpacks, regardless of size, may not be worn on the back. Bags, purses, or backpacks larger than 11 x 15 x 13in. are prohibited in the Museum.

 

Restrooms

Restrooms (family friendly and wheelchair accessible) are located on the Lower Level.

Museum Shop

The Museum Shop is located on the Lower Level and is open daily from 10:00 am–5:30 pm. During the run of the show, a unique, carefully curated selection of Yayoi Kusama products will be available.

Security

For everyone’s safety, all visitors are required to pass through security. You will be greeted upon entry by one of our security personnel who will conduct a thorough but speedy hand-check of all bags, briefcases, purses, strollers, and containers. Backpacks, regardless of size, may not be worn on the back. Please save everyone time by not bringing any of the prohibited items listed.

 

Strollers, walkers, wheelchairs and mobility devices

We welcome strollers, walkers, wheelchairs, and mobility devices. However, we request for the safety and comfort of everyone (and the artwork) that all strollers are left at the designated “Stroller Parking Lot” in the Museum Lobby. Kindly remember to keep all valuables in your possession. Two manual wheelchairs are available free of charge for use while visiting the Museum. As these are lent on a first-come, first-served basis, we encourage visitors needing wheelchairs to bring their own, if possible.

Prohibited Items

  • aerosol cans, including pepper spray and Mace
  • food and drinks
  • bags, purses, or backpacks larger than 11 x 15 x 13in
  • pets
  • placards, signs, or banners
  • scissors
  • selfie sticks, tripods, and monopods
  • tools
  • weapons and knives

 

 

Get Your Free Timed Pass

Plan your visit and guarantee your slot with a free Advance Timed Pass. Passes are released on a rolling basis.

 

Exhibition Catalogue

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

The first publication to focus on Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms, this richly illustrated volume includes insightful essays by Mika Yoshitake, Alexander Dumbadze, and Gloria Sutton, as well as an interview with the artist by Melissa Chiu, the Hirshhorn’s director.