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Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors at The Broad

Updated: Jun 30, 2020

How would you like to spend 30 seconds in a room that feels like you're floating in space amongst constellations and planets and celestial wonder? Well, if you've been to The Broad and visited Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors exhibit, then you've done just that!

This last week I visit Kusama's extended collection which is a special exhibition at the Broad in Los Angeles courtesy of the artist herself. It opened at The Broad October 21 and goes through January 1, 2018. While advance tickets are sold out according to The Broad website, same-day standby tickets are available. Visit The Broad website here for more information.

The moment I heard these tickets were going on sale I knew I had to do whatever it took to snag a couple. For me this meant entering a "waiting room" an hour before the official raffle began during which time I waited for the 12pm buzzer which then informed me that I had been selected to purchase tickets.

I'll keep the whole ticket buying portion simple and sweet - although the process was far from it. Bottom line is I got my tickets and I was going to The Broad!

Thank God my jet lag gave me a break because we had tickets the day immediately after returning home from Bali. Either way, I was not letting a little sleep deprivation keep me from seeing my infinity mirrors.

Just like the original infinity mirrors room, which I visited a while back during it's arrival at The Broad, this special exhibition did not disappoint.

Featuring six of her infinity rooms, Kusama's exhibition was a beautiful display of truly "kaleidoscopic environments," as deemed by The Broad website. The 88 year old Japanese artist evokes an array of emotions throughout each one of the rooms which highlights themes of color, light, polka dots and overall energy and fun.

In addition to the infinity mirrors, the exhibition features a variety of still and interactive art spanning the breadth of her career from Tokyo to the United States.

It's impossible to visit Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors exhibit and leave unhappy. While inspired by sometimes very surprising topics, each room stuns the senses and ignites the inner child within.

It's an absolute MUST see!

To learn about how you can get standby tickets, visit The Broad website here.

(Originally Published December 4, 2017)

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