The hot ticket in D.C. right now is Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors at the Hirshhorn Museum. Lately on my Facebook feed I see people not being able to get the free timed passes needed to see the exhibit. Free passes are being released each Monday at noon. I was able to get 12 passes for three different days in about 30 minutes on Monday, February 20 using the following method:
- Go for weekdays only. The weekends are “selling out” quickly.
- Go for single tickets.
- Go for times that do not end in :00 (e.g. 2:15 pm instead of 2pm)
- Once you have a ticket for a particular day and time, go back and try for another single ticket at the same time.
- If that doesn’t work, try for another single ticket 15 minutes before or after your time. Entrance at the museum is done in waves and you can easily wait for your party coming in a bit later.
You can get up to four passes per day, so once you have four for one day, try for another day and help out your friends. Note the passes are not supposed to be sold (but try to tell that to these folks on Craigslist). Transferring passes to friends is very easy. You can forward the confirmation email and they click on a link and can print their ticket (no log in necessary). Or you can print the tickets as a PDF and send them to your friend.
I used a desktop computer with the Google Chrome browser and a hard-wired Comcast internet connection. If you are having trouble, some other suggestions based on other ticket buying experiences – use several different browsers (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer). If the site appears crashed, just keep refreshing and trying.
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Did you go? How did you like it?