Faculty, staff, students and friends tour ‘Infinity Mirrors’ exhibit at the High Museum

The big news out of the Atlanta art scene toward the end of 2018 was that the High Museum of Art sold out its advanced tickets for Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors at a record pace. Thanks to Brenau’s academic affiliate agreement with the High, the university had a limited number of tickets to a special viewing opportunity Jan. 18.

Faculty, staff, students and family members had access to the discounted tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors,” which ran through Feb. 17, was the most comprehensive exhibition by Kusama — one of the 20th century’s most influential artists — to tour North America in more than 20 years.

Organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the show took visitors through six decades of Kusama’s career and explored the development of the artist’s Infinity Mirror Rooms: her iconic, kaleidoscopic spaces. The exhibition presented six of these rooms as well as sculptures, paintings, works on paper, film excerpts and additional largescale installations that span the early 1950s to the present day.

“We are so grateful for the wonderful academic affiliate partnership that Brenau shares with the High Museum,” says Nichole Rawlings, director of Brenau University Galleries. “A special thanks goes to the amazing staff at the High Museum and to our liaison at the High, Julia Forbes, who helped ensure that our Brenau family was well taken care of. It was an incredible opportunity.”

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