Dec 14, 2017
By Michael Kramer
There’s been an overwhelming response from AGO members to Tuesday’s pre-sale ticket event for the much-hyped Infinity Mirrors exhibit – next March.
Herman Lo, director of visitor experience at the AGO says he knew the exhibit by 88-year-old Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama would be wildly popular – but he’s still amazed by the ticket demand from gallery members – some of whom reported online that they were quoted eight-hour wait times – and ended up empty-handed.
Lo says the AGO’s website typically gets about 8,000 visitors a day – but Tuesday and Wednesday saw a combined 60,000 visitors.
Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors has become a social media sensation – with visitors eagerly sharing photos of themselves in the exhibit’s mirror-lined rooms.
The museum is beefing-up website capacity for the next ticket sale in January and will release tickets more frequently – in smaller batches – to shorten wait times.
All tickets will be sold in specific time slots and – by the way – visitors will be limited to 20 to 30 seconds in each room.
Infinity Mirrors opens March 3rd, 2018.