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Members Trip | New York Botanical Gardens — KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature
Join us Thursday, May 14 at the New York Botanical Gardens to experience this multisensory presentation of the work of internationally celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. With NYBG as the exclusive venue, this exhibition is designed to capture and illuminate the artist’s profound engagement with nature throughout the changing seasons from spring into fall.
Across NYBG’s 250-acre landmark landscape and buildings, Kusama’s lifelong fascination with the natural world will be revealed in depth with multiple installations, including her signature mirrored environments and organic forms, colossal polka-dotted sculptures of flora, mesmerizing nature based paintings, biomorphic collages, works on paper, botanical sketches, as well as a spectacular horticultural showcase in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. The exhibition will also debut new works created by the legendary artist, including a monumental pumpkin sculpture and her first-ever participatory greenhouse installation that will be transformed over the course of the exhibition.
Spend the day exploring the grounds, either on foot or using the free tram; lunch at the café is not included. Your “Kusama Plus Pass” includes entrance to all of the Kusama exhibits, as well as the narrated tram throughout the gardens. There will be an additional pickup location in Southbury, CT
Depart: 7:30 a.m. NBMAA, Rear Lot (off Park St.)
Estimated Return: 7:15 p.m., NBMAA
Southbury Departure: 8:15 a.m. (Panera parking lot at 100 Main St N, off Exit 15)
Estimated Southbury Return: 6:30 p.m.
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