AGO says Infinity Mirror room set to open in May
In this Nov. 21, 2017 photo, colored lights appear in the Infinity Mirror Room created by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, part of the exhibit, "Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life," on display at the David Zwirner gallery in the Chelsea section of New York. The exhibit runs through Dec. 16. (AP Photo/Jocelyn Noveck)
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, March 5, 2019 4:33PM EST
TORONTO - The Art Gallery of Ontario says its much-touted Infinity Mirror room will open to the public in May.
The Toronto gallery purchased the $2-million art installation with the help of a crowdfunding campaign that raised $651,183 from more than 4,700 donors last November.
The campaign followed a popular exhibit last spring, in which more than 165,000 people saw the Instagram-friendly exhibit, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors.
The gallery says its new Infinity Mirror room, titled "Let's Survive Forever," features mirrored orbs suspended from the ceiling and arranged on the floor. Up to four people can enter at a time, and spend up to one minute inside.
The room opens to the public May 25 but donors who contributed $25 and more can see the room first, beginning April 5. AGO members can see it beginning April 23.
Access is included in general admission and visitors will have to reserve a same-day time slot.