Tickets for “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” go on sale to the public on May 30; be prepared, as they’ll go fast.
If you’re a Seattle Art Museum member, you already know that tickets for the hotly anticipated “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors,” opening June 30, are hard to get. A message on SAM’s site devoted to the Kusama show stated on Monday that “due to high volume, our ticketing system may be unavailable,” and tickets aren’t even on sale to the public — yet.
That happens at 10 a.m.Tuesday, May 30, and here are some things you need to know. You can find more info at the site.
–Tickets cost $24.95-$34.95 and will be sold as timed tickets only.
–Visitors should expect to spend one to two hours at the exhibit, and also expect lines at each of the five “infinity rooms” that will be installed at SAM, according to the museum. The exhibit also encompasses more than 60 works on paper, sculptures, and large-scale paintings Kusama created from the 1950s to the present.
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–Ticketholders can visit each room for about 20-30 seconds, at Kusama’s request, and visitors might be asked to visit the rooms two at a time to make sure everyone who bought tickets gets to see all the rooms.
–Museum hours for the duration of the exhibit (June 30-Sept. 10) are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, (only SAM members admitted 4-9 p.m. Mondays beginning July 10); 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Wednesdays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays (until 5 p.m. Friday, June 30) and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. The museum will be closed Independence Day but open Labor Day.
Why the fuss? For almost seven decades, Kusama has been a writer, sculptor, painter, filmmaker, war protester and fashion influencer best-known for those infinity rooms, in which she lines small rooms with mirrors, then adds things like…