After a two-year delay, a long-awaited Yayoi Kusama exhibition will finally open in Washington, DC.  

First announced in January 2020 and postponed barely two months later due to the pandemic, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s look at the wildly popular Japanese artist will finally debut April 1. Running through November 27, One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection is a “petite exhibition” featuring five pieces from the contemporary museum’s collection, including two social-media-friendly Infinity Mirror Rooms – and it’s completely free. 

If the nation’s capital isn’t in your travel plans this year, not to worry – around the world, there are ample opportunities to see the iconic artist’s work. In addition to the galleries – David Zwirner in New York, Victoria Miro in London and Ota Fine Arts in Tokyo – these are the museums, parks and even subway stations where you’ll find Kusama’s polka-dot pumpkins, reflection-filled mirror rooms, oversized Day-Glo tentacles and more. 

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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art – Bentonville, Arkansas, USA

Northwestern Arkansas’ American-art gem counts two pieces in its permanent collection, so while “Infinity Mirrored Room - My Heart Is Dancing into the Universe” is temporarily closed for maintenance, you can still see “Flowers that Bloom Now,” a brightly painted stainless-steel sculpture planted near one of the museum’s outdoor trails. 




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