- By Fiza Pirani The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
This story has been updated.
One of the most eclectic and well-known exhibits in the world is making its way down South to Atlanta’s High Museum of Art.
Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrors” exhibit, described by The High as the most significant North American exhibition in Kusama’s twenty years of work, will be on view from Nov. 18, 2018 through Feb. 17, 2019.
Organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., the exhibit will feature six of the 87-year-old’s iconic kaleidoscopic rooms filled with bright polka dots, stuffed cotton, displays of seemingly endless LED lights, round yellow pumpkins, inflatables suspended from the ceiling and much more.
Visitors can also take in several new works by the influential Japanese artist and other large-scale installations, paintings, sculptures, archival photographs and films from the early 1950s through the present, the High announced in a recent news release.
When it opened in D.C. on Thursday, Feb. 26, more than 8,000 visitors passed through the rooms in its first four days, quickly making the exhibit the most popular in the Hirshhorn Museum’s history, the New York Times reported.
And just two days after its D.C. inception, someone broke one of the black and yellow pumpkins in one of Hirshhorn’s “Infinity Mirror” rooms, according to the Washington Post. As a result, the room was closed to visitors Saturday and remained closed on Monday, disappointing some eager fans who spent their day waiting in multiple lines for the exhibit.
Prior to making its way to Atlanta in 2018, the exhibit will be on display at the Seattle Art Museum, The Broad, Los Angeles; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; and Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, according to the High’s news release.
The deadline to secure a High membership was Friday, Aug. 17. Memberships range from $75 (individual) and $110 (family) to $1,850 to become a Circle Member, which includes premium access to a variety of private artist events, guest passes and more. High memberships are available at high.org.
Beyond being world-renowned, the “Infinity Mirrors” exhibit has surpassed just the interest of the art community to become quite the pop culture topic of conversation on Instagram.
Visitors stepping into the world of polka dots and LED lights have shared hundreds of colorful self portraits on social media.