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Member Preview: Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room―My Heart is Dancing into the Universe

Yayoi Kusama - Infinity Mirrored Room – My Heart is Dancing into the Universe
Exhibition
Contemporary Art Gallery
FREE
Wed, Thu, Fri 10 AM - 9 PM
Sat, Sun, Mon 10 AM - 6 PM

Member Preview: Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room―My Heart is Dancing into the Universe

July 21 – July 26

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 am to 9 pm
Saturday, Sunday, Monday: 10 am to 6 pm

Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room―My Heart is Dancing into the Universe is reopening this weekend in the Contemporary Art Gallery, with a preview just for members. A transcendent experience of light, color, and space, this work feels as though it’s expanding ever outward in this marvelous mirrored room. Learn more about the artwork here.

Free, no registration required. Simply bring your printed or digital member card with you.You can access your digital membership card by logging into your account.

The Infinity Mirrored Room will open to the public on Wednesday, July 28 as a non-ticketed, limited capacity experience.

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Per CDC guidelines, guests and staff who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are no longer required to

wear face coverings. If guests are not vaccinated, face coverings are still required. Face coverings are still recommended for children 2 and up, unless they are vaccinated. Face coverings will be available upon entry for those who do not have one.

Infinity Mirrored Room―My Heart is Dancing into the Universe 360 video

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama
Yayoi Kusama, Courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai and Victoria Miro, London/Venice., © YAYOI KUSAMA

Yayoi Kusama is a contemporary artist who makes paintings, sculptures, performances, and installations. Dots are a common theme throughout her work—a pattern that she has utilized in her work since she was a child in an effort to escape trauma and anxiety. Crystal Bridges acquired another artwork of hers in 2018, Flowers That Bloom Now, which can be found on the South Lawn. A temporary installation of Narcissus Garden, another work by Kusama, is also on view near the South Lawn at the Crystal Pond.

Since the 1960s, Kusama has been creating Infinity Mirror Rooms that provoke a sense of boundlessness and transcendence through extreme repetition.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a ticket for this experience? 
No, you do not need a ticket.

Where is the artwork located? 
In the Contemporary Art Gallery.

How long will it be at Crystal Bridges?
Infinity Mirrored Room―My Heart is Dancing into the Universe is a permanent installation. It will remain installed in the Contemporary Art Gallery for the foreseeable future.

How many people can be in the room at once? 
1-2 people at a time. 2 maximum.

How much time will I have in the artwork?
Each guest will have 1 minute to view the room and take photos. At the end of 1 minute, they will be asked to exit the room by Guest Services.

Are guests able to walk anywhere in the room? 
No. There is a designated floor path in the room that guests will follow. You are not allowed to deviate from this path or step on the mirrors.

What is the photo policy? 
Guests are allowed to take photos and videos inside, but flash photography is prohibited.

Is it accessible?
Yes, Infinity Mirrored Room―My Heart is Dancing into the Universe is wheelchair accessible.

Are there any concerns for guests with sensory sensitivity? 
The room is dark and small and consists of mirror-lined spaces with LED lights that slowly change color. This may trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Guests who have sensitivities to flashing lights or dark, enclosed spaces should bypass this experience.

Credits:

Yayoi Kusama, INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – MY HEART IS DANCING INTO THE UNIVERSE, 2018, Wood and glass mirrored room with paper lanterns, 304 x 622.4 x 622.4 cm 119 5/8 x 245 1/8 x 245 1/8 in, Courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai and Victoria Miro, London/Venice., © YAYOIKUSAMA

Yayoi Kusama, Courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai and Victoria Miro, London/Venice., © YAYOI KUSAMA

Sponsored by:

David and Cathy Evans Family