Is That Yayoi Kusama Selfie Worth the Wait?

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The show promises an immersive, transcendental experience in which viewers — typically three at a time — step inside mirrored rooms alternately covered with dangling lanterns and floating globes. We were among the 14,000 visitors trying to push through the exhibition of the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s work in its opening week late last month. Like many others, we came with our phones out, seeking the perfect shot, depicting captivated bliss reflected thousands of times over.

But instead: “Keep it moving,” guards yelled as visitors lingering in front of Ms. Kusama’s canvases of hypnotic nets and dots.

… Ms. Donnally, 61, and her husband, from Washington, were turned away from the show on their first try. On their second attempt, they arrived more than an hour before the museum opened at 10 a.m. They did not get all the way through “Infinity Mirrors” until 4 p.m. “I hadn’t realized it would take all day,” Ms. Donnally said.

… So is it worth the wait? Absolutely, but with all the Snapchatting and Instagramming, don’t forget to look at the art.

 

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