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Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms are coming to San Francisco. Here’s how to get tickets

Yayoi Kusama’s first Northern California solo museum presentation has been announced for October at the SFMOMA. | Source: Yayoi Kusama Courtesy of the artist, Ota Fine Arts, Victoria Miro, and David Zwirner

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will soon house the infinite as acclaimed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama brings her awe-inspiring works to the city. 

The exhibition—”Yayoi Kusama: Infinite Love”—will feature Kusama’s renowned Infinity Rooms that transform mirrored spaces into a kaleidoscope-like visual experience for those who step inside. The event marks her first Northern California solo museum presentation.

Tickets for the general public go on presale on Sept.12, according to SFMOMA. The exhibition is set to open on Oct. 14 and run till Sept. 7, 2024.

“Yayoi Kusama’s captivating Infinity Mirror Rooms offer a tremendous opportunity for viewers to connect with the artwork and with each other,” SFMOMA Director Christopher Bedford said in a release. “We are thrilled that Kusama’s new immersive artwork will have its West Coast premiere at SFMOMA, exciting and inspiring new audiences and longtime fans alike.”

One of Kusama’s Infinity Rooms, titled Dreaming of Earth’s Sphericity, I Would Offer My Love, was recently displayed at New York’s David Zwirner gallery, where it received high praise. It will be featured alongside a number of other Infinity Rooms at the SFMOMA exhibition.

Born in Matsumoto, Japan, in 1929, Kusama created her first mirrored “environment” in 1965, her first darkened Infinity Room in 2000 and has showcased 20 similar exhibitions since that time.

Her artistic endeavors in various media have been associated with pop art, pop culture, minimalism and psychedelia.

In 2017, Kusama’s work Flowers That Bloom at Midnight was chosen as the public art set at the base of a 35-story San Francisco apartment building at 33 Tehama St.

SFMOMA also offers free-day tickets to the museum on certain dates. Tickets are limited and must be booked in advance.