To be filed under: Why we can’t have nice things. A visitor to the popular Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. smashed a nearly million dollar pumpkin. What were they doing? Taking a selfie, of course.
There’s a room featuring brightly decorated pumpkins called “All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins”. The breakage caused the exhibit to be closed for a few days. The New York Times reports that a replacement pumpkin is on the way. I guess it’s back-ordered on Amazon.
The exhibit has been receiving record crowds at the Hirshhorn, so much so that the museum is extending hours during the weekday and tweaking the ticketing. Timed tickets are released every Monday at noon for the following week, which as you can imagine, is causing people frantically get online to hope they can get there’s. They run out almost instantly.
While the exhibit runs until May 13, it moves onto Seattle, Los Angeles, Toronto and Cleveland. I aiming for April, but if I miss out, I heard Cleveland is lovely in the summer.