Weekend Views – Explore a mirrored room at Hirshhorn Museum – The GW Hatchet

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Immerse yourself in an otherworldly exhibition by award-winning artist Yayoi Kusama at the Hirshhorn Museum as she brings artistic flair to polka dots that cover her rooms and sculptures.

With spring in full swing now and the April week’s showers abating, this weekend is a weekend of soaking up the sun with concerts, arts and baseball.

Kick off the weekend with an immersive art experience Friday at the Hirshhorn Museum, catch Swae Lee, Sam Feldt and Sophie Holohan at the first spring fling since 2019 on campus Saturday, and end the week at the final game of the Washington Nationals home opener series Sunday with a cherry blossom themed celebration to kick off the new baseball season.

Friday

One with eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection
Immerse yourself in an otherworldly exhibition award-winning Artist Yayoi Kusama as she brings artistic flair to polka dots that cover her mirror-filled rooms and sculptures eagerly awaited Art showcase. The exhibition is divided into five areas – two mirror rooms and rooms for sculptures, paintings and photos by the artist. Kusama is a Japanese artist renowned for her Infinity Mirror Rooms, in which a series of mirrors surround a sculpture, creating a captivating effect that makes the images seem endless. One mirrored room features red polka dots on white sculptures, and the other features neon dots on black spheres hanging from the ceiling. Day time passes for the exhibition are issued daily from 9:30 a.m. at the museum. The passes allow a visitor to spend about 30 seconds in each mirror room, as before intended by Kusama.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Independence Ave. and 7th St. SW. Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. More information can be found here here.

Saturday

GW Spring Fling
Catch a live music performance with rapper Swae Lee at the GW Program Board’s first Spring Fling since 2019 at University Yard. The concert caused a stir across campus after Lee leaked in a now-deleted tweet last month that he would be officiating the event. singer-songwriter Sophie Holohan and DJ Sam Feldt should also appear at the event. GWorld cards are required for entry, and no bags or bottled water are allowed.

university courtyard. Doors open at 3:30pm for free. Find more information here.

Sunday

Celebrate cherry blossoms with the Washington Nationals
Another universal sign of spring is here – baseball is back. The Nationals will finish their four game series against the New York Mets on Sunday to open the season on their home turf. The team will also be hosting a Blossoms and Baseball themed event to celebrate the cherry blossoms that symbolize Hope and fresh start for the new season. The Nationals will wear their new high Popular City Connect shirts featuring cherry blossom motifs lined with a gray and pink floral design with the letters ‘WSH’ in a font meant to pay homage to the monuments. The event delightfully combines two signature symbols of springtime in the district – cherry blossoms and the Nationals.

National Parks, 1500 S Capitol St. SE. 1:35pm tickets start at $13. buy tickets here.

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