The Broad Museum in Los Angeles has just announced that tickets for its upcoming exhibition, Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors, will go on sale Friday, September 1 at noon PT. The exhibit, presented by the Hirshhorn Museum and the Sculpture Garden of the Smithsonian Institution, will expand upon The Broad’s current display of Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room— The Souls of Millions of Lightyears Away, offering six installations from her collection of “Infinity Mirror Rooms.” In addition, a selection of more than 60 of Kusama’s paintings, sculptures, and other mediums will accompany the immersive rooms.


Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, 2013 (Photo // courtesy of Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden)


Kusama began to achieve recognition for her work within avant-garde movements in New York throughout the 1960s, and her pieces on display at The Broad Museum certainly maintain the phantasmagorical elements she developed alongside the Pop art and minimalism of Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg and Allan Kaprow—”figures who have cited Kusama as influential to the development of assemblage, environmental art and performative practices,” the museum notes. The experiential and synesthetic qualities her works boast continue to transfix modern audiences even 50 years after her groundbreaking and career-making piece, Infinity Mirror Room—Phalli’s Field (Floor Show), 1965/2016.

Infinity Mirror Room—Phalli’s Field (Floor Show), 1965/2016 (Photo // courtesy of Smithsonian Newsdesk)


Whether you want to experience Kusama’s artistic expression of the politics of the 60s through the dazzling Love Forever, delve into visions of her childhood in Japan with the fantastic All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, or simply bask in your reflection among a vast sea of her signature polka-dotted penises (hey, it’s 2017…you do you), you will leave The Broad Museum with a consummate cultural journey under your belt. Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors promises so much more than the vapid comfort of separation between viewer and artwork; Kusama instead places her viewer within the space her pieces occupy, allowing one to participate holistically as her creations unfold.


Infinity Mirrored Room—Love Forever, 1966/1994 (Photo // courtesy of Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden)


Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors will open at The Broad Museum on October 21, 2017 and will remain on display until January 1, 2018. Advanced tickets will be $25 for adults and free for children 12 & under, and on-site, standby tickets will be $30 for adults and free for children 12 & under. We strongly urge you to book your tickets online as soon as tickets are released at noon PT on Friday, September 1. The exhibition has sold out at all of its previous venues, so booking online ahead-of-time will ensure that you won’t miss it.


For further ticketing information for The Broad, click here.


Top Image // courtesy of Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden