If you’ve been on social media at all this past month, you’ll know Toronto is obsessed with the AGO’s newest exhibit Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors.
You also might know how hard it is to get tickets.
Created by the 87-year-old Japanese artist, Infinity Mirrors will feature various large-scale, whimsical installations and key paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the early 1950s to the present.
Getting tickets to this hot show became the virtual Toronto line-up of the year, as thousands tried to snag a pair of the coveted tickets in January when they were first released.
And now, the AGO has just released another block of tickets for TODAY.
Additional tickets for the exhibit are currently up for grabs on the site, but for many, this is what computer screens are going to look like for a long, long time.
At the time of writing this post, there were 52,751 people already waiting in the queue. And with only 10,061 tickets left, it’s going to be a very stressful morning for those trying to snag a set of tickets.
As the popularity of the exhibit increases, people continue to resell their tickets at a higher value through Kijiji.
“This is something the AGO Visitor Experience team was aware might happen and they have been flagging any ads they find online to be removed,”AGO’s Communications Officer Carly Maga told Daily Hive in January.
Maga also added that the AGO is the only authorized seller of Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors tickets.
So despite what some other websites might say, buyers should also be aware that tickets are non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be re-sold.
“We won’t be able to catch all the re-sale ads out there, so we urge ticket-buyers to be aware that unauthorized duplication or sale of a ticket may prevent admittance,” she said. “As well, Member ID must be shown when using a Member’s ticket.”
In order to limit ticket purchases by scalpers/bots, the AGO has instituted a 4 ticket limit and a randomized online queue for the very beginning of the sale at 10 am. How this works is, a randomized queue takes place for those on the ticketing site before 10 am, and anyone accessing the ticketing site after the sale begins at 10 am joins the end of the line.
For those who manage to get through, this will probably be the art exhibit of the year.
For any questions about the validity of any online ticket offers, the AGO asks ticket-buyers to please call them at 416-979-6648.
When: Now until May 27, 2018
Where: The Art Gallery of Ontario, 317, Dundas Street West
Tickets: Available online only through the AGO for $30 per person