1. We were thrilled to have two marriage proposals in Yayoi Kusama’s Fireflies on the Water last week! Special props to Wendy and Claire (L) from our visitor services department, who did such a great job making sure everything went smoothly. Congratulations to Bridget and Alysha (R) and Ken and Bláz!  

  2. It wouldn’t be summer without Fireflies. Watch our video of Yayoi Kusama’s magical installation, Fireflies on the Water. It’s the next best thing to experiencing it in person. 

    It wouldn’t be summer without Fireflies. Watch our video of Yayoi Kusama’s magical installation, Fireflies on the Water. It’s the next best thing to experiencing it in person. 

  3. Yayoi Kusama in her installation Fireflies on the Water (2002) two weeks ago. The room is currently on view at the Whitney as part of Kusama’s retrospective. 
Photograph by Jason Schmidt, whose artist portraits are worth spending some time with. 

    Yayoi Kusama in her installation Fireflies on the Water (2002) two weeks ago. The room is currently on view at the Whitney as part of Kusama’s retrospective

    Photograph by Jason Schmidt, whose artist portraits are worth spending some time with. 

  4. A visitor shares her experience in Yayoi Kusama’s “Fireflies on the Water,” currently on view. 
milkandhoneyart:


A dream day ended in a dream room. Yayoi Kusama’s Firefly room @ the Whitney is a must see.
I never post a personal note, but do you ever find yourself in just the right place at the right time? Standing in the firefly room I found myself aligned with just the right minute, on the right day, with just the right person. It was simply splendid. I hope to never forget that, ever.
Milk&HoneyArt

    A visitor shares her experience in Yayoi Kusama’s “Fireflies on the Water,” currently on view. 

    milkandhoneyart:

    A dream day ended in a dream room. Yayoi Kusama’s Firefly room @ the Whitney is a must see.

    I never post a personal note, but do you ever find yourself in just the right place at the right time? Standing in the firefly room I found myself aligned with just the right minute, on the right day, with just the right person. It was simply splendid. I hope to never forget that, ever.

    Milk&HoneyArt

  5. Yayoi Kusama’s "Fireflies on the Water," which explores the concept of infinity, is now on view. Our Kusama retrospective opens July 12. 

  6. Yayoi Kusama in her New York studio in 1960.
Yayoi Kusama, a major retrospective of the Japanese artist’s work, will be on view at the Whitney July 12-September 30, 2012. Kusama’s “infinity mirror room” Fireflies on the Water is on view now in the Whitney’s lobby gallery.
Photograph via W Magazine, courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Victoria Miro Gallery, London/Gagosian Gallery, New York/Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc.

    Yayoi Kusama in her New York studio in 1960.

    Yayoi Kusama, a major retrospective of the Japanese artist’s work, will be on view at the Whitney July 12-September 30, 2012. Kusama’s “infinity mirror room” Fireflies on the Water is on view now in the Whitney’s lobby gallery.

    Photograph via W Magazine, courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Victoria Miro Gallery, London/Gagosian Gallery, New York/Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc.

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Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929), Fireflies on the Water, 2002. © Yayoi Kusama. Photograph courtesy Robert Miller Gallery
This installation, one of Kusama’s “infinity mirror rooms,” was originally shown in the 2004 Whitney Biennial and is part of the Whitney’s collection. Fireflies goes on view June 13 in anticipation of a large Kusama retrospective, which opens July 12, 2012. 

    Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929), Fireflies on the Water, 2002. © Yayoi Kusama. Photograph courtesy Robert Miller Gallery

    This installation, one of Kusama’s “infinity mirror rooms,” was originally shown in the 2004 Whitney Biennial and is part of the Whitney’s collection. Fireflies goes on view June 13 in anticipation of a large Kusama retrospective, which opens July 12, 2012.