Photo of Kusama with the quote

KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature

Saturday, May 9 – Sunday, November 1, 2020

A multisensory presentation of Yayoi Kusama’s profound connection with nature

Contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929) is one of the most popular artists in the world, drawing millions to experience her immersive installations.

With NYBG as the exclusive exhibition venue, Kusama reveals her lifelong fascination with the natural world, beginning with her childhood spent in the greenhouses and fields of her family’s seed nursery. Her artistic concepts of obliteration, infinity, and eternity are inspired by her intimate engagement with the colors and patterns of plants and flowers.

Detail of Kusama's painting Summer Flower

Patron & Member Tickets Now on Sale

Exclusive Pre-Sale: Now through Feb. 25
Public & Corporate Member Tickets: Feb. 26, 10 a.m. EST

Member benefits include free KUSAMA All-Garden Pass tickets and exclusive pre-sale access. Join Now.

At the Patron Level, also enjoy the best of the exhibition with special viewing opportunities and complimentary Infinity Mirrored Room tickets.

Kusama with chrysanthemums

See new monumental and immersive works

New monumental sculptures Dancing Pumpkin (2020) and I Want to Fly to the Universe (2020) make their debut in the NYBG landscape. They join a unique participatory installation—the artist’s first-ever obliteration greenhouse, Flower Obsession (2020), where visitors transform the interior with floral stickers.

Infinity Room interior

Experience a brand-new Infinity Mirrored Room

Kusama will unveil Infinity Mirrored Room—Illusion Inside the Heart (2020), an immersive outdoor installation responding to changing light throughout the day and seasons.

A timed-entry Infinity Mirrored Room ticket is required to access this immersive installation.

The sponsor credits for KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature

Header image: Kusama with Pumpkin, 2010 © YAYOI KUSAMA. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo / Singapore / Shanghai; Victoria Miro, London; David Zwirner, New York