WORTH THE DRIVE: Step into an infinite world of light and reflections

Credit: Sheldan Collins/Spontaneous Acco

Credit: Sheldan Collins/Spontaneous Acco

Imagine standing alone, surrounded by single points of light suspended over a pool of water.

That sensation, "Yayoi Kusama: Fireflies on the Water," is open at the Toledo Museum of Art.

Kusama, a Japanese contemporary artist, experienced hallucinations as a child and creates art that communicates her psychological world, according to a release.

Credit: Andrew Toth

Credit: Andrew Toth

“Fireflies on the Water” speaks to Kusama’s ongoing investigation into the relationship between ourselves, the space that we occupy and the ungraspable concept of infinity,” said Halona Norton-Westbrook, the Toledo Museum of Art’s director of curatorial affairs.

“TMA’s presentation of “Fireflies on the Water” will allow our audiences the opportunity to experience Kusama’s unique and singular vision firsthand.”

Visitors will experience 60 seconds alone in the room, which uses lights, mirrors and water to transport viewers to a space that seems endlessly expansive.

The installation runs through April 26, 2020.

Admission requires a timed ticket which assigns visitors to a specific date and time. Weekly ticket sales begin each Monday at 10 a.m. Much of December has been sold out.

Admission to the museum, located at 2445 Monroe St., is free. Tickets for the exhibition are $5 and can be purchased at tickets.toledomuseum.org.

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