Yayoi Kusama: Fireflies on the Water is an
immersive installation that showcases the unique vision of one
of the world’s most influential contemporary artists. Yayoi
Kusama, who experienced hallucinations as a child, uses her
artwork to express and communicate her particular psychological
world. Visitors experience up to 60 seconds alone in the room,
which uses lights, mirrors and water to transport viewers to a
space that seems endlessly expansive.
Fireflies on the Water, on loan from the Whitney Museum of Art, opened
to the public at TMA on Dec. 14, 2019. When the coronavirus
prompted the closure of the installation on March 14, more than
26,000 visitors had experienced the work of art in person.
Fireflies on the Water Tickets:
Tickets are $5 for nonmembers. Museum members receive a limited
number of free installation tickets based on their level of
membership. After they have claimed their free tickets, members
can purchase additional tickets at $5 each.
Fireflies on the Water tickets will be available at
10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14, and can be reserved up to a month
in advance. To purchase tickets, please visit tickets.toledomuseum.org or call 419-255-8000 ext. 7448.
on the Water ticket includes a free museum pass that
allows entry to TMA.
Previous ticket holders who were unable to visit Fireflies
on the Water due to the closure of the Museum should
contact TMA at 419-255-8000 ext. 7448 to reschedule their visit.
Health and Safety Procedures
_A mask is required to enter the installation. Children
two years of age or younger are unable to enter Fireflies
on the Water.
_Floor markers and other signage will be in place to encourage
visitors to remain socially distant as they wait to enter the
A comprehensive Q&A about the installation is available on the
Museum’s website at toledomuseum.org/kusama.
For additional information about hours, face covering requirements,
distancing procedures, parking and current exhibitions, visit
TMA’s extensive Q&A about reopening at toledomuseum.org/reopen.