Yayoi Kusama, “Infinity Mirrored Room, The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away,” 2013. 

The Canada stop will be one of your last chances to see the Japanese artist’s immersive “Infinity Mirrors” installation.

One of the hottest art exhibits of 2017, Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors, continues its five-city tour in 2018 when it moves north to the Art Gallery of Toronto (AGO) in March. 

This unique exhibition, Kusama’s first major North American tour in 20 years, traces the Japanese artist’s trajectory from her early surrealist works to recent paintings and sculptures, highlighting recurring themes of nature, fantasy, utopia, dystopia, unity, isolation, obsession, detachment, life, and death. 

The Toronto exhibit is the only Canadian stop on the five-museum tour, which began in Washington, D.C., in winter 2017 before moving on to Seattle last summer and Los Angeles this fall. The Cleveland Museum of Art will be its final stop, in summer 2018.

For the Toronto show, which opens March 3 and runs through May 27, competition for tickets will be fierce. The first block of tickets goes on sale at ago.ca, on Tuesday, January 16, at precisely 10 a.m. EST. (This sale is for the general public; museum members will have an opportunity to purchase tickets on February 13 at 10 a.m.) According to the site, prospective buyers should join the queue and engage the Notify Me By Email option. When your big moment arrives, you will receive a ping to your inbox, whereupon you will have a scant 10 minutes to get back to the website to accept this mission and complete your purchase. 

Tickets cost CA$30 per adult (about US$24) and are capped at four per transaction. Limited day-of tickets may be available, pending capacity. But don’t hold your breath.

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