The Whitney shines the spotlight on one of the most influential Japanese artists of our time with its Yayoi Kusama retrospective. Her ravishing artwork exudes playful creativity and a wild imagination—and also defies easy categorization. Huge colorful canvases cover the walls of one gallery while another is home to an installation of biomorphic sculptures that seem scarily alive. Kids will no doubt relate to the sense of artistic freedom that abounds throughout. Don't miss the artist's installation Fireflies on the Water, which requires a timed ticket. All ages.