Yayoi Kusama FAQs

In Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, you will enter one of artist Yayoi Kusama’s signature immersive Infinity Mirror Rooms, featuring one intimate, room-sized installation. Learn more about how to get the most out of your visit to this surreal landscape below.
 

How much do timed tickets cost?

  • The special exhibition ticket for Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins is $16 and is available for online for purchase.
  • Seniors (65+) and military with Military ID are $14, students with school ID are $12. DMA Members and children 11 and under are free but must have a timed ticket with a specific assigned time slot for Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins. Free timed tickets for children 11 and under are available online. If you are a DMA Member, visit Kusama.DMA.org to obtain your free timed ticket.
     

How do I get my timed ticket?

  • Tickets are available online here for the general public, and are available at Kusama.DMA.org for DMA Members.
  • Tickets will be released on the third Monday of every month for the upcoming month. For example, tickets for October will be released on September 18; tickets for November will be released on October 16.   
  • Tickets are expected to sell out, so please purchase in advance.
  • Tickets may be presented in printed form or on a mobile device.
  • Tickets will not be available for the general public on the first Thursday of each month due to special Members-Only Nights from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. starting October 5.
     

What is a timed ticket?

  • Timed tickets ensure entry to the exhibition at a particular date and time.
  • Timed tickets are required for Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins due to the popularity of the artist and the nature of the installation, which is designed to hold only two people at a time with a DMA Gallery Attendant.
     

Do children require timed tickets?

  • YES
  • Each child 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult into the installation.
  • The adult will need to purchase an additional ticket to enter the exhibition with each child.
  • Children 12 and under cannot be left unattended outside the installation.
  • Children between the ages of 13 to 15 can be left unattended outside the installation but must be accompanied by an adult into the installation.
  • Children 11 and under are free but still need a timed ticket. This includes held children or children in carriers. An adult holding a child or with a child in a carrier counts as the two people in the room.  

Do DMA Members need a ticket?

  • DMA Members are free but must have a timed ticket with a specific assigned time slot for Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins. If you are a DMA Member, visit Kusama.DMA.org to obtain your free timed ticket.
  • The exhibition will be open exclusively to DMA Members September 15 through September 30, prior to the public opening on October 1. A monthly Thursday evening will also be allotted for DMA Member access only.
     

When do I need to arrive?

  • You will be assigned a time slot when you purchase your ticket. Once you have your ticket, plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to the assigned time on your ticket to get in line.
     

Where do I park?

  • Underground parking is available in the Museum’s garage, located off of North St. Paul Street, on a first-come, first-served basis for a flat fee of $12, payable at time of entry. Cash and major credit cards are accepted.
  • Garage parking for DMA Members and Nasher Sculpture Center members is free, pending availability. 
  • In the event that the Museum garage may be full, there are alternative parking options throughout the Dallas Arts District. Visit the Dallas Arts District website for a map.   
     

Where is the exhibition located?

  • The exhibition is located on the first floor of the Museum in the contemporary art galleries across from the Flora Street entrance.
     

How much time can I spend in the exhibition?

  • The exhibition is designed to be experienced for 45 seconds.
  • A gallery attendant will escort you in and out of the exhibition, and remain in the room during your visit.
     

How many works are included in the exhibition?

  • Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins is one immersive installation.
  • Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins is not part of the touring exhibition currently traveling across the US and Canada.
     

Can I take photos or videos?

  • Photography is allowed with cell phones and small personal cameras.
  • Flash, tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks are prohibited in the exhibition and the Museum galleries.
  • The room attendants have their hands full, so please hold your own phone or camera.
  • Share your experience using #KusamaPumpkins on social media.
  • You will have 45 seconds to take photos in the exhibition.
     

Why can’t I take my bag in?

  • Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins is an intimate exhibition. For the safety of the artwork on display and to make the most of your experience, bags must be checked at the complimentary coat check next to the DMA Store or left at the designated area outside the exhibition before lining up.
     

What do I do with my stroller?

  • Strollers are not permitted inside the installation.
  • Strollers can be parked in the designated area outside the exhibition that will be monitored by a gallery attendant.
     

Is it wheelchair accessible?

  • Standard wheelchairs and other mobility devices less than 30” wide can enter and exit the Infinity Mirror Room one at a time. Inside the exhibition is a short runway; once inside, wheelchairs will not be able to turn around, and visitors must be able to back straight out of the room. If your wheelchair or mobility device does not meet these requirements, please alert a DMA staff member. You will be given the option to borrow a wheelchair from the Museum that fits the required dimensions in order to experience the exhibition.
     

What if I miss my allotted time?

  • Because of the timed nature of the experience, if you’ve missed your assigned time slot for the day, you will need to purchase another ticket for a new time that day, or for another day.
  • No refunds or exchanges will be issued if your time slot is missed. If the room is closed for maintenance or repair, a ticket refund will be granted.
     

Why can’t my whole family/group go in together?

  • The exhibition is designed to be enjoyed by two people at a time with a DMA Gallery Attendant.
     

How old do you have to be to go alone?

  • Persons age 15 and under must be accompanied into the exhibition by an adult; if there are more than two children in your party, please be sure any children waiting for their turn are supervised by another adult in your party.
  • Adults will need to purchase an additional ticket(s) to enter the exhibition with another child.
     

How do I get a refund if needed?

  • Because of the timed nature of the experience, if you’ve missed your assigned time slot for the day you will need to purchase another ticket for a new time that day, or for another day.
  • No refunds or exchanges will be issued if your time slot is missed. If the room is closed for maintenance or repair, a ticket refund will be granted.
     

How many times can I go into the exhibition with my ticket?

  • Your ticket is valid for one entry into the exhibition at your specified time. Because of the intimate nature of the installation, and to accommodate as many guests as possible, we are not able to permit multiple visits to the room.
     

Can I sit down in the exhibition?

  • Please stand on the small platform inside the installation. Please do not sit, crouch, lie down, or step off the platform. 
  • A gallery attendant will escort you in and out of the exhibition, and remain in the room during your visit.
     

What if I am claustrophobic?

  • Individuals with sensitivity to small rooms or changes in lighting are advised not to enter.
     

Can I sip on a pumpkin latte or munch on pumpkin bread among the pumpkins?

  • For the safety and preservation of the artwork, food and drink is not permitted in the exhibition or in any of the DMA galleries.
  • If you get hungry, there are two dining options available before or after your visit to Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins: the DMA Cafe and Socca. Visitors may also bring picnics to eat on the lawn of Eagle Family Plaza, in the Sculpture Garden, and in Fleischner Courtyard. 
     

Still have questions?
For additional information about visiting the Dallas Museum of Art, visit DMA.org/visit.
For additional information about the exhibition, including related events and programming, visit DMA.org/Kusama.
If you have any additional questions, please email marketing@DMA.org.

 

Image: Yayoi Kusama, All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, 2016, wood, mirror, plastic, acrylic, LED, edition 3 of 3, Courtesy YAYOI KUSAMA Inc., Ota Fine Arts Tokyo / Singapore and Victoria Miro, London. Pending joint acquisition of The Rachofsky Collection and the Dallas Museum of Art through TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund,  © Yayoi Kusama