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The Broad Announces Ticket Release Date For Yayoi Kusama's 'Infinity Mirror Rooms'

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Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away is arguably the biggest draw at The Broad. Its profusion of sparkling lights, combined with its sense of expansiveness, has been mulled over on L.A.'s collective Instagram feeds ever since the installation began welcoming the public in 2015 (it was at the Broad when the museum opened its doors).

Now, we'll be getting a wider (and more in-depth) take on Yayoi Kusama, the artist behind the installation. As The Broad announced in 2016, the museum is set to host "Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors," a survey of the artist's work that will run from October 21 to January 1, 2018. On Monday, the museum finally unveiled the release date for the tickets: they'll go on sale to the public on Friday, September 1 at noon. If you're eager to make it to the exhibit, it's best not to lag. As museum handlers noted in a release, "Visitors are urged to mark their calendars for this release date to purchase advanced tickets as the popular exhibition has sold out at its previous venues." A limited number of stand-by tickets will be made available for each day, but that's always a gamble.

What will you see at the exhibit? There'll be six of Kusama's Infinity Mirror Rooms (she made more than 20 during her career), including Infinity Mirror Room—Phalli's Field, which resembles a ballpit, if one had existed in the sparse and disjointed universe of 2001: A Space Odyssey. There's also Infinity Mirrored Room—Love Forever, which the museum describes as "a hexagonal chamber into which viewers will be able to peer from the outside, seeing colored flashing lights that reflect endlessly from ceiling to floor," as well as Infinity Mirrored Room—All the Eternal Love I Have For The Pumpkins, which may sound like a vague title, but is actually fairly literal in its description (see: photo above). Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away (the one that's already at the Broad) will also be included in this exhibit (note: after September 30, this room will transitioned to be included in the special exhibit, and will be inaccessible to The Broad's general admission visitors until that exhibit is over).

And if you're in a participatory mood, there's The Obliteration Room, an all-white replication of a humdrum domestic setting; visitors will be invited to cover every surface of the gallery with polka dot stickers, turning the bland space into a field of eye-catching colors. Aside from the rooms, there will also be a collection of more than than 60 paintings, sculptures, and archival materials.

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As noted by The Broad, this exhibit (presented by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution) is making a tour across six venues in North America, and the showing at The Broad will be the only stop in California.

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors will run from October 21 to January 1, 2018 at The Broad. Tickets go on sale on September 1, 2017 at noon, and will be available on the museum's website. Advanced tickets will be $25 for adults, free for children 12 and under. The tickets will include same-day general admission for The Broad's third-floor galleries. On-site standby tickets will be $30 for adults, free for children 12 and under. The museum is at 221 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles. (213) 232-6200.

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