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New York | Guided Tour of ‘Kusama: Cosmic Nature’, at The New York Botanical Garden

July 15, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin Installation

Join us for a guided tour of artworks by Yayoi Kusama on the grounds, the Haupt Conservatory, and the Art Gallery of the New York Botanical Garden. The tour will be led by Joanna Groarke, Director of Public Engagement at the New York Botanical Garden, who will guide us through monumental floral sculptures, spectacular installations, and the full breadth of Kusama’s fascination with the natural world.

The tour will begin at 5:30pm and end at approximately 7pm. Then, attendees will be free to explore the garden independently until closing time at 9pm. This program will take place rain or shine.

Click here to read more about the exhibition!

This program is open to ArtTable members only. Admission is $50 for ArtTable Circle members and $60 for all other ArtTable members. 

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Please read before registering:

Covid-19 Guidelines:

  • Please note that by registering for this event you consent to have your contact information shared with ArtTable to be used in the event that contact tracing is needed.
  • At the New York Botanical Garden, visitors are required to wear face coverings, regardless of vaccination status, indoors and in high density areas where it may be difficult to maintain six feet of distance. Please review the full list of guidelines here. We will alert attendees if there are updates to these guidelines between now and July 15.

Accessibility: All NYBG buildings, seasonal exhibitions, and tour vehicles are accessible for wheelchairs, walkers, and personal 3- and 4-wheeled electric scooters. However, due to the Garden’s naturally varied topography, portions of the historic landscape may be inaccessible. An Accessibility Guide with recommended wheelchair routes is available at the Garden or can be downloaded here. Learn more about accessibility and read our Service Animal Policy here.

Getting There: NYBG is easily accessible via Metro-North Railroad and by subway (B, D, and 4 trains to Bedford Park Blvd. Station and 2 train to Allerton Ave. Station). NYBG is only 20 minutes from Grand Central Terminal to Botanical Garden Station on Metro-North’s Harlem local line. We recommend using public transportation, taxi, or other rideshare services to avoid parking delays. Drop-off and pickup location for these services is 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458. Detailed directions can be found here.

About Yayoi Kusama

Click here to read about Yayoi Kusama and her lifelong artistic practice.

About Joanna Groarke

Joanna Groarke headshotJoanna L. Groarke is Director of Public Engagement and Library Exhibitions Curator at The New York Botanical Garden, where she is part of the team that develops Garden-wide exhibitions and interpretive materials. She has developed exhibitions and programs for more than fifteen years for institutions including The New York Botanical Garden; the Irish Arts Center, New York; and Tufts University Art Gallery, Somerville, Massachusetts.


About the New York Botanical Garden

Exterior shot of the New York Botanical GardenThe New York Botanical Garden is an advocate for the plant world. The Garden pursues its mission through its role as a museum of living plant collections arranged in gardens and landscapes across its National Historic Landmark site; through its comprehensive education programs in horticulture and plant science; and through the wide-ranging research programs of the International Plant Science Center.Established in 1891, The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is distinguished by the beauty of its landscape, collections, and gardens, and the scope and excellence of its programs in horticulture, education, and science. Click here to read more.


Thank you to Lori Shepard from the ArtTable NY Chapter Program Committee member for organizing this program.


  1. Dancing Pumpkin, 2020. Courtesy of the New York Botanical Garden. Photo by Robert Benson Photography.
  2. Joanna Groarke, courtesy of the speaker
  3. New York Botanical Garden, courtesy of NYC The Official Guide


July 15, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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ArtTable New York
212 343 1735 Ext. 13


New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, 10458
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