Yayoi Kusama for Women's History Month

March 11th 

McNally Jackson Seaport
No Rsvp Required
For Women's History Month, we're immersing ourselves in the remarkable, mysterious work of innovative Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. In a long, prolific career, she first achieved recognition as a visionary of the 60s, experimenting in sculpture, painting, collage, photography, film, installations, and performance art "happenings." Her passionate originality in the nascent feminist art movement, pop art, and minimalism influenced generations of artists, including Yoko Ono and contemporaries such as Eva Hesse, Andy Warhol, and Claes Oldenburg. Now an acclaimed artist and writer in her nineties, Kusama continues to invent powerful work. In speaking of her "infinity nets" of polka dots, Kusama observes, "a polka-dot has the form of the sun . . . a symbol of the energy of the whole world . . . Our earth is only one polka-dot among millions of others . . . Polka-dots are a way to infinity." This Saturday, we'll read stories featuring Kusama's visual themes (repetition, polka dots, etc.), then create unique installations inspired by the singular art and forms of Yayoi Kusama. Our featured books are Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity by Sarah Suzuki and Kusama: The Graphic Novel by Elisa Macellari. Hosted by Yvonne Brooks. All ages welcome. Free. Join us and wear polka dots.