【Exhibition】 Matsumoto City Museum of Art. Yayoi Kusama: ALL ABOUT MY LOVE. 3 March ～ 22 July 2018.
A special independent exhibition of Yayoi Kusama’s work, entitled All About My Love, opens in her hometown of Matsumoto on 3 March 2018. The exhibition at Matsumoto City Museum of Art is timed to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the establishment Matsumoto’s city status, as well as the 15th anniversary of the opening of the museum.
Matsumoto City Museum of Art has held three exhibitions of Kusama’s work since opening fifteen years ago: an exhibition commemorating the opening of the museum, the Yayoi Kusama: The Place for My Soul exhibition in 2005, and Yayoi Kusama: Eternity of Eternal Eternity in 2012.
Kusama’s The Place for My Soul exhibition is on year-round display in the museum’s Permanent Collection Room.
- Dates： Sat 3 March 2018 ～ Sun 22 July 2018
- Location： Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Nagano Prefecture
- Time： 09：00～17：00 (Saturdays open until 19:00)
* Last admission: 30 minutes before closing.
- Closed： Mondays (except 30 April; 7 May; 16 July 2018)
※ The museum will be open until 21:00 on opening night, 3 March.
- Admission: General ¥1,200 (¥1,000); high school/university students ¥800 (¥600)
※（）Admission price in brackets is for advance sales and/or groups of 20 people or more.
※ Junior high school age and under, free of charge.
- Tickets available from Matsumoto Museum of Art, the exhibition website (online ticket sales in Japanese only), JTB (English and other languages), and ticket agencies.
※ Advance ticket sale period：Thursday 1 February ～ Friday 2 Mar 2018
※ After the exhibition opens on 3 March, tickets will only be sold for admission on the day of purchase.
※ Group ticket sales are available only from Matsumoto Museum of Art
- Exhibition website (in Japanese)：https://kusama2018.com
- Museum website (in English) : http://matsumoto-artmuse.jp/en/
- Tel: 0263-39-7400 (Matsumoto City Museum of Art）
- Sponsors：Yayoi Kusama Exhibition Executive Committee (consisting of Matsumoto City Board of Education; Asahi Newspaper; Shinano Mainichi Newspaper; SBC Shin-etsu Broadcasting, and abn Asahi Broadcasting Nagano), and the Matsumoto City Museum of Art
【Yayoi Kusama Profile】
Born in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, in 1929, Yayoi Kusama used art as a means to combat the hallucinations that she began experiencing as a child. She left Japan for the United States in 1957, where she established herself as a leader in the avant-garde movement with her Infinity Nets series of paintings. Kusama’s creative work includes painting, soft sculpture, film, installation art, outdoor sculpture, performance art, fashion and novels. She returned to Japan in 1973. Based in Tokyo, she continues to create and exhibit works of art worldwide. A succession of touring exhibitions over the past several years has cemented her status as a truly global artist. Kusama was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2016, and received the Person of Cultural Merit Award from the Japanese Government in the same year. In 2017 she opened her own museum, the Yayoi Kusama Museum, in Tokyo.