What is the exhibition about?
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors celebrates the legendary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s 65-year career. The exhibition spans the range of Kusama’s work, from her groundbreaking paintings and performances of the 1960s, when she staged polka-dot “Happenings” in the streets of New York, to her widely admired immersive installations and the US debut of her recent series of paintings, My Eternal Soul. Visitors have the unprecedented opportunity to experience seven of Kusama’s captivating Infinity Mirror Rooms, including Where the Lights in My Heart Go, exclusive to the exhibition in Cleveland. Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors provides an unforgettable sensory journey through the mind and legacy of one of the world’s most significant artists.
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors is organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
What are the Infinity Mirror Rooms?
The exhibition features seven Infinity Mirror Rooms, including one exclusive to the exhibition’s presentation at the CMA. The rooms are designed by the artist to be brief, immersive experiences: you enter six of the rooms, and peek into one room.
How long will the lines be to enter each room? How much time can I spend in each room?
Visitors are limited to 20 to 30 seconds in each room, which is the artist’s intent. Wait times for each room are estimated at 20 minutes. The experience will take up to two hours.
How many people can be in a room at the same time?
The viewing platforms and areas are small. Two to three people may enter each room at a time. You may be asked by an attendant to enter with other visitors.
Is there reentry into the exhibition?
No, reentry is not allowed.
Can I enter a room more than once?
In order to accommodate as many visitors as possible, you may enter each Infinity Mirror Room only once.
Are the rooms wheelchair accessible?
The majority of this exhibition is accessible. Two Infinity Mirror Rooms: Love Forever and Where the Lights in My Heart Go are not accessible to those in wheelchairs due to the dimensions and height of the entry point. Standard wheelchairs can enter and exit the rest of the Infinity Mirror Rooms one at a time. However, due to the rooms’ size restrictions, wheelchairs cannot turn around once inside them and must back out to exit. The room sizes vary, with the narrowest entry point being 30 inches (77 cm) wide. Due to the dimensions and fragility of the Infinity Mirror Rooms, motorized wheelchairs cannot enter the exhibition, however, CMA offers standard sized wheelchairs for visitors able to transfer. The CMA offers special accommodations to our visitors with disabilities, including a virtual reality experience. Contact us or ask front-line staff for details. For more information, see our Accessibility webpage.
Is there an audio guide?
Kusama envisioned that visitors enter the Infinity Mirror Rooms and immerse themselves in the art. The experiential nature of the rooms do not require audio.