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For a limited time: Give the gift of Kusama

November 20th, 2018

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Portrait of Yayoi Kusama. © YAYOI KUSAMA. Courtesy YAOYI KUSAMA Inc

Artful gifting is always beautiful. This holiday season, we’re inspired by the many people giving the gift of Kusama.

Our #InfinityAGO campaign invites you to donate to help to bring an Infinity Mirror Room by acclaimed artist Yayoi Kusama to the AGO…forever. While donations of any amount are welcome, people who give $25 or more can get – or give – guaranteed early access to the Infinity Mirror Room before it opens to the public. And we’ve noticed many people are opting to give the gift of Kusama. Don’t miss out on this fantastic gift!

We chatted with #InfinityAGO donors Wade, Stacey, Samuel and Alastair to find out why they donated to #InfinityAGO.

“My wife is a fan of Yayoi Kusama and her installations, but we couldn’t get tickets to see the show at the AGO last spring. I donated as a gift to my wife. Hopefully, the AGO will have its own permanent Kusama installation and then I can surprise my wife with the donation – and the chance to see the Infinity Mirror Room. I think it can only add to the AGO to have such a unique artwork.” — Wade Jemmett, London, ON

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Stacey Ritz. Image courtesy of Stacey Ritz.

“I saw the Yayoi Kusama exhibition, thanks to my sister-in-law who managed to get tickets and very kindly offered one to me. We had a terrific experience together at the exhibition and were really moved by the art, Yayoi Kusama’s life and philosophy. I happen to have my sister-in-law’s name in our family Christmas draw. When I saw the #InfinityAGO campaign for the permanent Kusama artwork, I knew it was a perfect gift for her – something she’ll really enjoy and appreciate. Plus, it’s exactly the kind of low-environmental impact experience gift I’m trying to do more often.” — Stacey Ritz, Hamilton, ON

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Samuel Peralta. Image courtesy of Samuel Peralta.

“My wife Alice and I saw Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors this summer as guests of a friend. The exhibition was exhilarating and mind-expanding. Now, by supporting #InfinityAGO, we’re giving back, helping our other friends who didn’t make it, all of Toronto, and our larger community get access to Kusama’s amazing artwork so even more people get the chance to experience what we did this summer – the brilliance of an artist at her peak.” — Samuel Peralta, Toronto, ON

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Alastair Woods. Image courtesy of Alastair Woods.

“When I first heard about the #InfinityAGO campaign, I immediately wanted to make a donation because I’m a huge fan of Kusama’s work and the AGO in general. Part of me thought how neat it would be to walk into the Infinity Mirror Room knowing that I had played a small part in helping bring it to Toronto forever. On the donation page, I noticed that I could donate in memory of someone and thought it would be a wonderful way of honouring my mom, who passed away in 2004. When I was younger, my mother instilled in me a passion for the arts, and always encouraged me to follow my creative instincts wherever they led me.” — Alastair Woods, Toronto, ON

Thank you to everyone who has donated to #InfinityAGO so far. We’re in the final weeks of this campaign so don’t miss your chance to get – or give – guaranteed early access to the Infinity Mirror Room. Plus, if you donate to #InfinityAGO between November 20 at 9 am and November 22 at noon, you can enter the INFINITY AGO ULTIMATE PACKAGE CONTEST. The Grand Prize includes exclusive access for you and five friends to the new Infinity Mirror Room at the AGO, a private film screening, a gourmet dinner and continental breakfast, plus a sleepover in the AGO galleries. Donate now! For more information about how you can help bring Kusama’s art to the AGO…forever, visit InfinityAGO.ca

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