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Artist Yayoi Kusama's At The End Of The Universe Comes To Houston
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Artist Yayoi Kusama's At The End Of The Universe Comes To Houston

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Updated: 6 January 2017
Every summer, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston turns their Cullinan Hall into an interactive art environment perfect for all ages. Last year the space was consumed by New York-based artist Philip Worthington’s ‘Shadow Monsters’, where attendees participated in a shadow extravaganza as their bodies turn into monster silhouettes, complete with razor-sharp teeth and multiple eyes. This year’s event, Yayoi Kusama’s ‘At The End Of The Universe’ is destined to draw just as many art lovers to the museum.

This summer, the hall will be home to contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama’s unique and dream-like infinity rooms. Kusama was named one of “The 100 Most Influential People” for 2016 by TIME magazine. If you happen to see Kusama’s installation, you’d have a little taste of why. The installation is called ‘Kusama: At the End of the Universe’, a combination of two interactive rooms: ‘Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity’ and ‘Love Is Calling’.

When going in the ‘Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity’ room, attendees will be engaged in an illuminated room of golden lights that fade in and out of darkness. Visitors simply enter and stand at the center of the room, where they won’t really know where the room starts or ends. It will feel like you’re staring at a never-ending horizon.

The other room, ‘Love is Calling’, is similar to the former illuminating room, but different in plenty of ways. The space will consist of tentacle-like structures growing out of the ground and hanging down from the ceiling. However instead of fading in and out of darkness, the sculptures will darken and then lighten up as a different color. From orange to blue tints to green and pink, you will be surrounded by light structures bound to inspire awe. The illuminated sculptures will be covered in Kusama’s signature polka dots. If the visuals aren’t enough to amaze, a recording of the artist’s voice reciting love poems in Japanese will be echoing through the room.

Photos are encouraged when seeing this exhibit. When sharing on social media, it’s asked to include #KusamaUniverse to your post.

Child (12 and younger) – FREE
Senior (65+), Youth (13-18), College student w/ ID, Military – $13
Adult (19+) – $18

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX, USA, +1713-639-7300