Considering that the soon-to-open Yayoi Kusama Museum—an attention-grabbing edifice with a white façade and supremely large windows—was completed in 2014, it’s pretty impressive that the news was kept under wraps until now.
Nevertheless, at 88 years of age, Kusama shows no signs of slowing down as she plans to launch a new museum in the Shinjuku neighborhood of Tokyo, dedicated to her unparalleled work. The artist commissioned architecture firm Kume Sekkei to design the building, which will officially open to the public on October 1, 2017.
According to artnet News, “the second and third floors of the five-story museum will be dedicated to presentations of Kusama’s paintings, sculptures, and other works, while the fourth floor will be dominated by her Infinity Rooms and other wildly popular installations. The top floor will house a reading room and archival material.”
From October 1, 2017 through February 25, 2018, the museum will host its first-ever exhibition, Creation Is a Solitary Pursuit, Love Is What Brings You Closer to Art. The show will explore Kusama’s painted series My Eternal Soul.
Tickets for the museum will cost JPY1,000 (US$9) and will go on sale in advance on August 28.