Arkansas October 07, 2019
The Infinity Mirror Room At Crystal Bridges In Arkansas Will Transport You To A Different World
The world’s best museum (we’re certainly not bias) has added yet another reason to visit. The newest installation at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is a stunning infinity room created by Yayoi Kusama. Let’s get lost in this endless room.
Arkansans love to indulge in the artistic spoils of Crystal Bridges and everyone's favorite museum has given us yet another treat.
The latest exhibit on permanent display is a Kusama Infinity Mirrored Room called
My Heart is Dancing Into the Universe. This delightful room is a jaw-dropper every single time you visit. Kusama is a household name for art enthusiasts but here's a little bit more background if you're unfamiliar with her talent.
Yayoi Kusama is one of the most famous female artists alive today. The 90-year-old woman has been creating art since the 1950s.
Born in Japan on March 22nd, 1929, Kusama broke away from traditional Japanese art styles and personalized her own avant-garde pieces. Her mentor was Georgia O’Keeffe, another featured favorite of Crystal Bridges.
By no means is this Kusama's first infinity room but it is the first one in Arkansas.
She created her first infinity room,
Phalli’s Field, in 1965. Since then Kusama has designed over 20 unique rooms. The installations have been featured all over the world from New York, Singapore, London, to now Arkansas!
Infinity Mirrored Room–My Heart Is Dancing into the Universe transfixes guests with its never ending polka-dots, a signature style from Kusama.
Large paper lanterns covered with polka-dots change colors in the mirror room. As soon as you enter the room you'll feel like you're feel like you're in a different world completely.
The dots are heavy influences from Kusama's childhood hallucinations. Due to abuse and trauma, the artist suffered from a childhood psychiatric episode in which dots appeared on herself and every surrounding. These dots are a reoccurring theme seen in most all of her work.
This may be the first infinity room in Arkansas but it's not the first Kusama piece to come to the Natural State.
Crystal Bridges acquired Kusama's stainless steel flower,
Flowers That Bloom Now, in 2018. The polka-dot flower is planted outdoors in the museum's North Forest.
This mind-boggling room is on permanent display but don't hesitate to plan a trip soon!
The popularity of this one-of-a-kind room won't be waning anytime soon but you can guarantee a spot by reserving a $1 ticket
. Slots are available every 30 minutes from 9 am - 9 pm.
Have you stepped into the infinity room yet? Share your experience with us in the comments below! Bentonville has plenty of adventures from
watching planes land while you eat dinner to whimsical art trails around the museum.
Address: 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR 72712, USA