Current Exhibition

THE DAY MY BODY LEAVES LIFE, THE MOON SHALL STOP ITS GLORY 2017
©YAYOI KUSAMA

Title

Here, Now, I have Reached the Grandest Start of My Life

Since childhood, Yayoi Kusama has drawn dozens of drawings everyday capturing her hallucinations.
This exhibition will present the starting point of the artist's creative career, showcasing her earliest drawings and watercolor works - mainly created in her hometown Matsumoto back in the 1950's. The display of these 40 paper works will be divided into two viewing terms during the exhibition period. Alongside showcasing her latest canvas series 'My Eternal Soul' and her recent Mirror Room, the exhibition will introduce Yayoi Kusama's creative starting point, tracing the footprints of abundant ingenuity of an artist who continues to know no bounds, saying 'Here, Now, I have Reached the Grandest Start of My Life'.

Phosphoresce in the Daytime
 c.1950
©YAYOI KUSAMA

A FACE No2
 1953
©YAYOI KUSAMA

Dates

April 1 (Sun.), 2018 - August 31 (Fri.), 2018

1st Term:April 1 (Sun.) - June 17 (Sun.)

2nd Term:June 21 (Thu.) - August 31 (Fri.)

Open

Thursdays to Sundays and National Holidays

Closed

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Hours

11:00 - 17:00

Admission

Charges

(including tax)

Admission Charges (including tax)

Adults: JPY1,000 Children aged 6-18: JPY600

*Children under age 6 are free of charge. *Group rates are not applicable.

Admission Times

① 11:00 – 12:30 (Enter by 11:30)

② 12:30 – 14:00 (Enter by 13:00)

③ 14:00 – 15:30 (Enter by 14:30)

④ 15:30 – 17:00 (Enter by 16:00)

For your own safety and enjoyment, we ask you to buy tickets in advance for a 90 minute timed slot / 70 visitors per time-slot.
Your ticket specifies the entry date and time. Each entry is up to 90 minutes. Tickets go on sale at 10am (Japan Time) on the first day of each month for entry in the month after next. (For example, tickets for May 1 through to May 31 go on sale from March 1).
Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be amended. Please purchase tickets in advance from here.

Lecture

Lecture:Akira Tatehata (Director of Yayoi Kusama Museum)

Date:May 12 (Sat.) 14:30~

Venue:Yayoi Kusama Museum, 3rd Floor Gallery

*Limited to thirty people. Reservations for the lecture itself are not accepted. Exhibition ticket holders visiting the museum during this time may attend the lecture. (There is an admission charge for the museum.)

Gallery Talks

Yayoi Kusama Museum will give two gallery talks each month about the highlights of the exhibition and the works on display.

Date:

2018

  • April 14 (Sat.) 14:30~,
    April 28 (Sat.) 14:30~,
  • May 20 (San.) 14:30~,
    May 26 (Sat.) 14:30~
  • June 9 (Sat.) 14:30~,
    June 30 (Sat.) 14:30~
  • July 7 (Sat.) 14:30~,
    July 21 (Sat.) 14:30~
  • August 4 (Sat.) 14:30~,
    August 25 (Sat.) 14:30~

Venue:Meeting point shall be announced on the day.

*Limited to thirty people. Reservations for the talk itself are not accepted. Exhibition ticket holders visiting the museum during this time may attend the talk. (There is an admission charge for the museum.)