Now that it’s almost the end of August, I thought I would finally post about the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors exhibit that’s currently at the Seattle Art Museum. This art installation was a huge hit all summer long but it’s quickly coming to an end. There’s still some time left to see it but you have to hurry since the last day is September 10!
To be honest, I’m not a very artsy person and I don’t go to museums often. However, this one completely caught my eye with the magical infinity mirrors and playful dots. There are a total of five infinity mirrors and around 60 paintings and sculptures to admire, dating from the 1950s to current date. It was a very unique and cool experience, and I was really lucky that the Seattle Art Museum gave me press tickets so I didn’t have to wait in line.
With only a limited time left to see the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors exhibit, Seattle Art Museum is extending its hours during the final week. To make sure you get to experience it before it departs Seattle, below are some dates, hours, and tips to keep in mind!
Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Exhibit Hours for Sept 3-10:
- Sunday, September 3: 10 am–5 pm
- Monday, September 4: 10 am–5 pm
- Tuesday, September 5: Closed
- Wednesday, September 6: 10 am–5 pm
- Thursday, September 7: 10 am–11 pm
- Friday, September 8: 10 am–9 pm
- Saturday, September 9: 9 am–5 pm
- Sunday, September 10: 9 am–11 pm
Tips for Visiting the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors Exhibit:
- Stand in line for tickets early: It’s been such a popular exhibit that advanced tickets sold out on the very first day they went on sale. If you are planning to visit now, you must arrive early. I recommend standing in line an hour before opening and get timed tickets before they sell out.
- Tickets are timed: Timed tickets are only valid for the assigned time of that day (you get to select the time based on availability). Even if you get tickets early in the morning, you may have to come back later in the day.
- Large bags are not allowed: If you have a small crossbody, this should be fine. But Jeff brought his camera bag and we had to leave it with coat check (which is free but donations are accepted). To save time and avoid another line, leave your larger bags at home.
- Timed infinity mirror rooms: Each infinity mirror room has its own line to enter. Once you get inside, you only get 20-30 seconds with a maximum of three people. I felt like this was too short so I got back in line to re-experience my favorite rooms.
- Camera tip: With only 20-30 seconds in the rooms, we felt super rushed to try to get the perfect shots. Jeff and I don’t have much experience with shooting inside without natural light so we didn’t get the camera settings adjusted once in the rooms. I recommend adjusting your camera and settings before you enter. Also, some of my iPhone photos ended up being the better ones!
- Posing tip: After looking at my photos, I noticed that once we entered the room, we turned sideways a lot. However, the best photos are taken as you walk straight into the room facing forward, like how I did in the very first photo.
- Have fun: With so many lines to endure, don’t forget to have fun and appreciate the art!
After Seattle, the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors exhibit is headed to Los Angeles (October 21, 2017–January 1, 2018), Ontario (March 3–May 27, 2018), Cleveland (July 7–September 30, 2018), and then Atlanta (November 18, 2018–February 17, 2019)! I hope you all get to experience this incredible exhibit if you haven’t already!
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