KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature

May

Guest Curator Mika Yoshitake discusses the organic forms central to Kusama's unique vision that integrates nature and human nature, the earthly and the cosmic. Emphasizing the pivotal role of biomorphic imagery from both microcosmic and macrocosmic perspectives, Yoshitake examines the more...
204HRT924 05/09 Sa 11:00am-12:00pm Yoshitake Ph.D.
NYBG

This lecture by pioneering Kusama scholar Alexandra Munroe surveys the artist's life and art with a focus on the key series and major themes occupying Kusama over seven decades of obsessive production. Arguing for Kusama's radical originality and how she more...
204HRT917 05/28 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Munroe Ph.D.
NYBG

Discover the beauty and utility of tenugui-cotton towels that have been used in Japan since the third century. Starting with dyed tenugui cloth, you will experiment with the traditional discharge dyeing process of Bassen to create delicate botanical patterns on more...
204CRF254A 05/29 Fr 10:30am-12:30pm Kippenbrock
NYBG

Embroidery is tightly tied to human culture. The earliest known examples-intricately decorated clothes, boots, and hats found in Russia-date back to 30,000 BCE. NYC-based artist Jessica Maffia will teach you six different stitches that you will use to create a more...
204CRF278 05/31 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Maffia
NYBG

June

Inspired by Yayoi Kusama's "infinity nets," create abstract drawings based on live plants. NYC-based artist Jenny Kroik will demonstrate basic drawing tools and techniques. Then you'll experiment with creating infinity patterns from the shapes you discover within the plants' structure. more...
204CRF291A 06/06 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Kroik
NYBG

What is the line between art and decoration? Think beyond the confines of "pretty" and consider flowers in terms of line, gesture, texture, and form. We will examine the bright colors and infinite patterns of a masterwork by Yayoi Kusama more...
204FDN323A 06/13 Sa 10:00am-4:30pm Werber
NYBG

One of three styles of origami, kusudama was inspired by the patterns made from herbs and flowers in Japanese medicine balls. Experience the meditative quality of this simple yet intricate art as you connect multiple versions of the same shape more...
204CRF222A 06/24 We 11:00am-1:00pm Adia
MDTN

July

For serious photographers only, this is a rare opportunity to capture the exquisite beauty of the artwork of KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature that is displayed in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory without casual visitors present. Bring your tripod (the only time more...
211GWP241A 07/17 Fr 8:30am-10:00am NYBG

August

Discover the beauty and utility of tenugui-cotton towels that have been used in Japan since the third century. Starting with dyed tenugui cloth, you will experiment with the traditional discharge dyeing process of Bassen to create delicate botanical patterns on more...
211CRF254B 08/08 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Kippenbrock
MDTN

What is the line between art and decoration? Think beyond the confines of "pretty" and consider flowers in terms of line, gesture, texture, and form. We will examine the bright colors and infinite patterns of a masterwork by Yayoi Kusama more...
211FDN323B 08/11 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Werber
MDTN

One of three styles of origami, kusudama was inspired by the patterns made from herbs and flowers in Japanese medicine balls. Experience the meditative quality of this simple yet intricate art as you connect multiple versions of the same shape more...
211CRF222B 08/13 Th 11:00am-1:00pm Ling
NYBG

Inspired by Yayoi Kusama's "infinity nets," create abstract drawings based on live plants. NYC-based artist Jenny Kroik will demonstrate basic drawing tools and techniques. Then you'll experiment with creating infinity patterns from the shapes you discover within the plants' structure. more...
211CRF291B 08/19 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Kroik
MDTN