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Yayoi Kusama at Dallas Museum of Art

We make 10-12 trips to Dallas a year to visit family. Even having grown up in the Dallas area, there is much about this city I simply don’t know. I didn’t make it very far beyond our suburb (also, I did not have the confidence to drive highways when I was a teen!). But now when we make our trips back, we try to seek out interesting experiences to share with our little family.

I had seen my Dallas friends post on social media about the Yayoi Kusama pumpkin exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art since it opened October 1. It’s 62 lit pumpkins inside of an infinity room, and you get 45 seconds to take it all in. Only two people can go in at one time with a room attendant present. This particular exhibit is part of the DMA’s permanent collection and will run through February 25, 2018.

It really is a very cool experience, standing in this room of pumpkins, reflecting on pumpkins, reflecting on pumpkins. I recently read that Yayoi Kusama has a museum in Tokyo with her works. I’m adding that to my Tokyo bucket list.

Unbeknownst to me, while we were in New York this summer coming back from a harbor cruise, we happened to pass by a Kusama sculpture near an art gallery. I was so struck by its polka dots (not knowing anything about the artist beforehand) that I took a walk-by picture of it. It was fate!

Purchase info: I purchased our tickets online earlier this month. Even the kids, although they were free, required a timed ticket. If your group has an odd number, you’ll be paired with another odd number group to ensure each 45 second visit time has 2 people each, even if it’s a stranger. Make sure there’s one adult per kid. 

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  1. Ahh! I’ve had this piece on my to-see list for months now (before it even opened!). Thanks for reviewing it and for sharing tips. I’m so stoked to see Yayoi’s work in person — seems like a dream!

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