Kusama at New York Botanical Gardens

Special Exhibit with Timed Entry

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World Renowned Artist Debuts Groundbreaking Exhibit in New York

The biggest-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama, unveils a new exhibition for the first time in New York. Be one of the first to experience this highly anticipated event installed at the New York Botanical Garden.  The biggest-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama is instantly recognizable in her bright-red wig and polka-dot ensembles. In recent years, her exhibitions have set the art world on fire, shattering museum records with her captivating installations.

Famous for her signature mirrored environments, colossal polka-dot sculptures and dramatic pumpkins, Kusama focuses on nature and infinity. In an exclusive new show to be unveiled for the first time in 2020, Kusama’s fascination with the natural world will be revealed with a groundbreaking exhibit created specifically for the New York Botanical Garden.

Be amazed by monumental, site-specific pumpkin sculptures and her first-ever participatory greenhouse installation. Recent shows in London, Paris, Venice and Tokyo have attracted enormous acclaim, with thousands waiting around the block for a glimpse into her world. Through special arrangements, The Upper Class has secured special access to experience this truly groundbreaking event with limited crowds and waiting. Enjoy timed entry to exhibits that are not open for general admission: the Kusama Dot Obsession, the Flower Obsession and the transcendent Mirror Room, plus the many installations across the NYBG grounds.

Board the NYBG tram for a narrated tour of the gardens that also provides easy access around the property.

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  • $149 per person
  • Travel Protection 10%


  • Timed, Ticketed Entry to 3 Installations
  • Access to Garden-Wide Exhibit
  • Narrated Tram Tour
  • Lunch at NYBG's Pine Tree Cafe
  • Upper Class Tour Director, Taxes & Gratuities


Thursday June 4th, 2020

  • White plains 8:45am
  • Yonkers 9:15am


Thursday June 4th, 2020

  • Yonkers 4:30pm
  • White plains 4:45pm