Access Programs

Verbal Description and Touch Tour:
Yayoi Kusama

FRI, Aug 3, 2012
11 am–12:30 pm

Whitney verbal description tours provide an opportunity for visitors who are blind or partially sighted and their companions to experience the richness and diversity of twentieth and twenty-first century American art through vivid description and tactile opportunities. Please join us this month for a tour of Yayoi Kusama.

Well known for her use of dense patterns of polka dots and nets, as well as her intense, large-scale environments, Yayoi Kusama’s art encompasses an astonishing variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance, and immersive installation. Born in Matsumoto, Japan in 1929, Kusama came to the U.S. in 1957 and quickly found herself at the epicenter of the 1960s avant-garde art world in New York. After achieving fame and notoriety with groundbreaking exhibitions, art happenings, and events, she returned to her native country in 1973 and is now Japan’s most prominent contemporary artist. This retrospective features works from the full chronology of Kusama’s career.

Admission is free; reservations are required. Please call (212) 570-7789 or email AccessFeedback@whitney.org to RSVP. Participants will meet in the Whitney Museum lobby. To learn more about this program and the Whitney’s access services, visit: http://whitney.org/Education/Access.