Images courtesy of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Widely known for its unique and playful exhibits, the High Museum of Art will soon open its doors to one of the most highly-anticipated exhibits in recent memory. From November 18, 2018 to February 17, 2019, the famed “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” exhibit will make the final stop of its nationwide tour in Atlanta’s heart of the arts.
Spanning the entire second floor of the High’s Wieland Pavilion, “Infinity Mirrors” will take visitors on a once-in-a-lifetime journey through more than 60 years of work created by celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.
If you have friends that have visited the Seattle Art Museum or The Board in recent months, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a picture of them in one of the “Infinity Mirrors” rooms. Today, there are more than 74K Instagram posts with the hashtag #InfiniteKusama – an indicator of the exhibit’s popularity.
Watch: Tickets on Sale Soon
The High Museum expects tickets to sell out before the exhibit leaves in mid-February. If you’re interested in viewing the exhibit, here’s how to get your hands on tickets:
- Tickets will first go on sale to museum members on August 27. To be eligible to purchase a member ticket, you must sign up for a High membership by August 17.
- During presale, students and individual members may purchase one regular admission for $14.50 and up to 2 tickets for visitors ages 5 and under at $5 a piece. After presale, tickets will be $29 for members and nonmembers alike.
- General admission tickets will go on sale September 17, beginning at 10 a.m.
- After the pre-sale, tickets will go on sale each day at 10am for both members and nonmembers until they are sold out. All tickets will be for specific time slots and are separate from general admission to the museum.
- VIP tickets are available for $175 each and include an exhibition catalogue and special viewing hours.
- Approximately 100 tickets will be available onsite at the Museum each day for walk-up purchase beginning on Nov. 18. Tickets will be valid for that date only.
Get to Know the Artist
Born in 1929, Yayoi Kusama grew up near her family’s plant nursery in Matsumoto, Japan. At 19, following World War II, she moved to Kyoto to study a traditional Japanese style of painting known as Nihonga that is typically made on washi paper or silk. In her 1965 “Infinity Mirror Room—Phalli’s Field,” Kusama first used mirrors to transform the intense repetition that marked some of her earlier works into an enveloping, seemingly endless experience. Today, Kusama maintains an active studio practice in Tokyo, Japan, and is regarded as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. Learn more about the exhibit and prepare to purchase your tickets in advance by visiting High.org.