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Kusama tickets go on sale Monday

Yayoi Kusama, All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, 2016, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, wood, mirrors, plastic, glass and LEDs (Collection of the artist; courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore and Victoria Miro, London. © Yayoi Kusama; photo by Cathy Carver; all images courtesy of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.)

After a busy member pre-sale in August, tickets for Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors go on sale to the general public starting Monday, September 17, at 10 a.m. The mega-show, which has broken attendance records in every city it’s stopped in, will run at Atlanta’s High Museum from November 18 to February 17. As the High’s website bluntly puts it, “tickets are expected to sell out quickly.”

Here are a few tips to help ensure a smooth ticket-buying experience:

— Tickets go on sale Monday, September 17, beginning at 10 a.m. Advance tickets must be purchased through the High’s website: www.high.org.

— Guest passes, membership cards, coupons, regular museum tickets and the like will not get you into Infinity Mirrors on their own. You will need to purchase a special timed ticket for Infinity Mirrors.

— Tickets are $29 per person and $5 for visitors age 5 and under.

— Approximately 140,000 tickets will be sold in all. The High is using the Queue-IT system to sell tickets for Infinity Mirrors. Due to the anticipated high demand for tickets, visitors will be placed in a virtual waiting room through Queue-IT. When visitors get to the front of the virtual line, tickets will be made available for purchase.

— Each day’s online ticket sales will end once that day’s allotment of tickets has been sold. If you strike out one day, don’t give up. Come back to the website bright and early the next day and try again.

— Choose your time to visit the show carefully. Due to the popularity of the exhibition, all tickets will be sold for specific time slots. There are no refunds or exchanges for exhibition tickets, and tickets are non-transferable, so once you pick your date and time, that’s that.

You’ll need a ticket if you want to step inside Yayoi Kusama’s All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins (Collection of the artist; courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore, and Victoria Miro, London © Yayoi Kusama)

— You may purchase up to six tickets, including up to four tickets for visitors ages 5 and under.

— All visitors (including infants) must have a timed ticket. One adult must accompany every two children ages 12 and under. One adult may purchase up to two $5 tickets for ages 5 and under. Tickets for children age 6 and up cost the same as an adult ticket.

— Try to buy tickets as early as you can. There’ll definitely be a rush to buy tickets when they go on sale, but we predict that the true crunch will begin once the exhibition opens, as word of mouth begins to spread and the closing date starts to loom. That is definitely not the best time to try to figure out how to get into the show.

— Even if you don’t end up with tickets before the show opens, don’t despair. A limited number of tickets (approximately 100) will be available onsite at the museum each day for walk-up purchase beginning on November 18. Those tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and will be valid for that date only.

— VIP tickets are available for $175 each and include special viewing hours and an exhibition catalog (retailing at $49.95). VIP ticket times will be later in the evening, after the museum’s regular exhibition hours have ended.

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