Free Tate Modern Access

Kusama in America: Audio Description Tour

Part of the Terra Foundation for American Art Series: New Perspectives

Yayoi Kusama  illusion room of infinite chandeliers

Chandelier of Grief 2016/2018
© YAYOI KUSAMA

Blind and partially sighted people are invited to join an audio description tour with visually impaired audio describer, Lisa Squirrel

This event is a unique opportunity to experience the artist Yayoi Kusama’s work created while she lived in New York, between 1957 and 1973. Drawing upon photographic and filmed records, learn about Kusama’s response to the cultural, social and political changes America went through in the 1960s and 1970s. This is also a chance to experience two immersive art installations which were created by the artist later on as a response to those years of creative practice and Kusama’s personal life experiences in America.

Prior to the tour, refreshments will be available between 17.15–18.00 in the McAulay Lunch Room, Level 0. The tour will be in the Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms exhibition, Level 4, Blavatnik Building, Tate Modern, Bankside.

If you have any access needs which you would like to tell us about before attending this event please email: hello@tate.org.uk

This event is part of the Kusama in America: Access Programme, a durational series of events coinciding with the Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms exhibition at Tate Modern.

This event is part of the Terra Foundation for American Art Series: New Perspectives

Tate Modern's entrance is via the Turbine Hall on Holland Street. There are automatic sliding doors and a ramp down to the entrance.

Late arrivals (after 18.00) please enter via the Blavatnik Entrance, off Sumner Street.

There are lifts to every floor. Alternatively you can take the stairs.

  • Fully accessible toilets are located on every floor on the concourses.
  • A quiet room is available to use in the Natalie Bell Building on Level 4.
  • Ear defenders can be borrowed from the Ticket desks.

To help plan your visit to Tate Modern, have a look at our visual story. It includes photographs and information of what you can expect from a visit to the gallery.

For more information before your visit:

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Visitor numbers are being carefully managed. There are increased cleaning regimes in high use areas, protective screens on desks and counters and hand sanitiser dispensers throughout the gallery.

To help everyone keep at a safe distance we are limiting and managing visitor numbers with tickets. You will be given individual packs or sanitised materials to use at creative workshops. Enhanced cleaning is in place and we’ll ask you to wear a face covering, unless you’re exempt.

When you visit:

  • Keep your distance from others
  • Please wear a face covering unless you are exempt

Most importantly, if you or anyone you live with has COVID-19 symptoms please stay at home.

For more information take a look through our frequently asked questions.

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Arrive via the Turbine Hall entrance, off Holland Street, between 17.15–18.00 for refreshments.

Late arrivals enter via the Blavatnik Entrance, off Sumner Street.

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit

Dates

23 August 2021 at 18.00–20.00

16 May 2022 at 18.00–20.00

Pricing

Free with ticket

Free – limited spaces, booking essential. Bookings for the event in May 2022 will be available nearer the time

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