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Photograph: Michael JulianoYayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away

Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Infinity Mirrored Room’ is reopening at the Broad—and you don’t have to wait in line anymore

You’ll also be able to spend a few more seconds inside.

Michael Juliano
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Michael Juliano

It’s been nearly two years since you’ve been able to bathe in the twinkling abyss of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, but now the reflective installation is finally reopening at the Broad—and with a pretty major upgrade to its queue.

After having to postpone its plans to reopen in January, the remarkably popular Kusama installation will now welcome visitors again on March 2—and you’ll be able to book an advance reservation to see it. Gone are the days of rushing to a tablet to join a waitlist once you get to the Downtown L.A. museum; instead, a free add-on to your base museum ticket will secure you a time slot for the installation.

The Broad releases reservations a month at a time (typically on the last Wednesday of the month), so on February 23 at 10am, you’ll be able to pick up free tickets for March. When you book your museum ticket (which offers time slots in 15-minute intervals), you’ll also have the option to add on Infinity Mirrored Room access. The way the new system will work, the Kusama piece will be the very first thing you see at the museum. So on the day of your visit, you’ll check in outside (make sure you’re there within 10 minutes of your selected time) and be ushered in to the Infinity Mirrored Room once it’s your turn.

Once inside the chamber, you’ll now have 60 seconds (up from 45 seconds) to tranquilly gaze at the infinite field of LEDs or snap some selfies. Just remember: For the time being, you’ll need to wear a mask at all times inside (and that’s in addition to the City of L.A.’s current vaccine mandate for public indoor spaces, including museums).

Kusama’s third-floor installation, the smaller Longing for Eternity, reopened this past fall. That installation will still have a regular walk-up queue. While Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away won’t have a similar standby line, the museum does regularly release same-day tickets—so make sure try again if you couldn’t land your desired day.

This story was originally published December 15, 2021. It’s been updated with the latest reopening info.

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