AGO extends campaign to collect donations for Infinity Mirrors room
A section of Yayoi Kusama's "All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, 2016," is seen in the Art Gallery of Ontario's exhibition, "Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors," in Toronto on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, November 30, 2018 2:45PM EST
TORONTO -- A month-long bid by the Art Gallery of Ontario to raise $1.3 million for an Infinity Mirror Room is ending today well short of the goal.
And so the Toronto gallery says it is accepting donations for several more days, until Tuesday.
The AGO's crowdfunding campaign was still more than $700,000 short when the extension was announced at noon Friday.
The funds will go towards purchasing a $2-million piece by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and pay for its installation. Kusama's Instagram-friendly contemporary art drew more than 169,000 visitors to an AGO exhibition last spring.
The AGO foundation has committed $1 million towards the plan.
The gallery is asking the public to provide the rest through online donations on the AGO website.