Experience the spectacular art universe of Yayoi Kusama in her birthplace, Matsumoto City!
The avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama is a leading light in the art scene worldwide for years now.
Her messages of world peace and eternal love shine through her art works.
Experience Kusama’s spectacular art universe here in her birthplace, Matsumoto City, in 2018!
Yayoi Kusama, the avant-garde artist from Matsumoto City. Left her hometown for the U.S. more than half a century ago. With her unparalleled individuality, she has become a dominant voice on the global artistic scene.
Born in 1929, Kusama from a family rooted in Matsumoto City; she has battled ever since against the hidden images of her psyche.
From traditional Japanese paintings and drawings of her youth in Matsumoto City; to the Net paintings, soft-sculptures, films, installations, field sculptures, performances and fashion since her time in the U.S; she has continued to break boundaries by creating new art forms. Subsequently, Kusama’s endlessly creative activities mean her portfolio has never become stagnant.
Possessing an unprecedented talent, Yayoi Kusama is an artist worthy to be called a genius. Yet, her achievements have never been easier to obtain.
What made her leave her hometown in about sixty years ago? What was in her mind at that time; agony, distress or perhaps, hope?
Setting Kusama’s latest series of work "My Eternal Soul" as a main theme, holding this exhibition in her birthplace, Matsumoto City, visitors can appreciate more of Kusama’s art world.
The timeless universality of Kusama’s art continues to propagate, infinitely, even now.
In 2018, Yayoi Kusama’s art works are swooping down upon blooming Matsumoto.
|Period||March 3rd (Sat) - July 22nd (Sun), 2018|
|Venue||MATSUMOTO CITY MUSEUM OF ART ( 4-2-22, Chuo, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano, Japan )
*Except April 30th , May 7th , July 16th
|Hours||9:00 - 17:00
*9:00 - 19:00 on Saturdays except March 3rd ( 9:00 - 21:00 )
( Last entry 30 minutes before closing )
|Organized by||Yayoi Kusama Exhibition Executive Committee ( Matsumoto City , Matsumoto City Board of Education , The Asahi Shimbun Company , The Shinano Mainichi Shimbun , SHIN-ETSU BROADCASTING CO.,LTD. , Asahi Broadcasting Nagano Co.,Ltd. ) , MATSUMOTO CITY MUSEUM OF ART|
|With the support of||The Matsumoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry , Matsumoto Tourism and Convention Association , THE SHIMIN TIMES CO.,LTD.|
|With the sponsorship of||JR EAST NAGANO , ALPICO GROUP , AEON MALL Matsumoto , HOKURIKU COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO.,LTD. , Matsumoto PARCO , MATSUMOTO KEIZAI SHIMBUN|
|With the cooperation of||YAYOI KUSAMA INC.|
For Bus Tour visitors
Parking space for tour buses is limited at the museum, so please make sure you book in advance during the Yayoi Kusama Exhibition.
Ticket ( Tax included )
|At the door||Advance / Group|
|Adults||¥ 1,200||¥ 1,000|
High School Students
|¥ 800||¥ 600|
*Admission free for visitors with physical disabilities ( ID required ) and one accompanying adult.
*Free admission for junior high school students and younger.
*Group (20 or over) tickets are only available at Matsumoto City Museum of Art.
Advance tickets on sale from Feburary 1st (Fri) - March 2rd (Fri), 2018.
The exhibition tickets do not specify the date.
The tickets can be used anytime during the Yayoi Kusama Exhibition.
Day tickets are available on-site at Matsumoto City Museum of Art on the day of visit. In order to avoid the queues and reduce the waiting time at the museum, we recommend the visitors to book the ticket in advance through online service. Without joining the queues, visitors can enter smoothly with online tickets.