Kusama: Cosmic Nature at NYBG

Kusama: Cosmic Nature at NYBG is an exclusive, garden-wide, immersive exhibition. It will include ground-breaking debuts of never-before-seen Yayoi Kusama works and will explore the artist’s lifelong engagement with nature.

Kusama: Cosmic Nature will span the Garden’s 250 acres and include several historic buildings, such as the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and the LuEsther T. Mertz Library. The sheer breadth of the exhibition simply cannot be understated.

There’s a lot to experience at Kusama: Cosmic Nature. Both new and established works reflect the relationship between the artist’s unique visual aesthetic and lifelong fascination with the natural world. You will find signature mirrored environments and organic forms, colossal polka-dotted floral sculptures, paintings, and the artist’s first-ever participatory greenhouse installation.

This incredible exhibition at New York Botanical Garen runs during Garden hours from May 9th through November 1st. Tickets go on sale January 29th. To guarantee access to installations in the Mertz Library Building, visitors must queue at least two hours before Garden closing.

You can find additional information about the exhibit here.

For a preview of what’s in store at a Yayoi Kusama exhibition, check out our post from Kusama’s Festival of Life exhibition here. It’ll give you just a taste of what’s in store at this new and exciting exhibition.

-L. & J.



To Infinity and Beyond: Yayoi Kusama’s Festival of Life at David Zwirner Gallery in New York City

Why on earth would a nocturnal creature such as myself wake up at an uncivilized hour on a frigidly cold Saturday morning in November just to stand on line for nearly two hours–and not just any line but a discouragingly gargantuan queue that appeared to stretch into infinity? A fair question. And the answer is quite simple: when you have the opportunity to see recent works from an artist of Yayoi Kusama’s caliber, whose contributions have been essential to some of the most important artistic movements of the 20th Century, you dig deep. You pull on your big boy pants and wrap yourself in a puffer jacket. You fill a thermos with strong coffee. And you get moving.

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