Yayoi Kusama’s Fireflies on the Water

Yayoi Kusama’s depictions of seemingly endless space have been a central focus of her artistic career. Kusama’s Fireflies on the Water (2002)—with its carefully constructed environment of lights, mirrors, and water—is one of the outstanding examples of this kind of installation, which creates a space in which individual viewers are invited to transcend their sense of self.

Art Exhibition previously on at Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, United States.
From Wednesday 13 June 2012 to Sunday 28 October 2012

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Important Ticketing Information

Timed tickets are required for entry into Fireflies on the Water. Per the artist’s wishes, visitors must enter the installation one at a time, unless assistance or a guardian is required. There is a one-minute time limit inside the installation.

Tickets are free with Museum admission and can only be reserved on the day of your visit at the admission desk. The day’s ticket allotment for Fireflies is distributed quickly, usually within the first hour after the Museum opens. Due to high demand, you may receive a time slot up to 5 hours after your arrival.

Members and corporate members have exclusive access during the first twenty minutes of each hour and may request tickets at the Member Services Desk upon their arrival. Due to the popularity of Fireflies, member tickets may not be available when you visit. The Whitney is also offering special members-only viewings of the installation each weekend morning from 10 to 11 am through October 28. Please note that corporate members are not included in these special weekend viewing hours of the installation.

Tickets are not available for group purchase.

General admission tickets purchased online do not include admission to Fireflies. Request Fireflies tickets when you redeem your online tickets at the Express Admission desk. Due to the popularity of Fireflies, tickets may not be available when you visit.