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Yayoi Kusama at the Hirshhorn: Presenting "Eternity"

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1L0461
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Infinity Mirrored Room—My Heart Is Dancing into the Universe, 2018 by Yayoi Kusama (Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.)

Please Note: This is an evening streaming program and does not include admission to the Hirshhorn's connected exhibition.

The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden 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 the debut of a new Infinity Mirror Room. 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.

Betsy Johnson, assistant curator at the Hirshhorn Museum, who organized One with Eternity, discusses Yayoi Kusama and the exhibition within the broader context of the artist’s life and practice.

World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*

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*Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.

This online program is presented on Zoom.