Yayoi Kusama’s beloved LOVE IS CALLING reopened to the public on October 16 as part of the exhibition The Worlds We Make: Selections from the ICA Collection. This immersive, vividly colored Infinity Mirror Room surrounds visitors with tentacle-like inflatable sculptures covered with the artist’s signature polka dots. The dark, mirrored room creates an illusion of infinite space and includes a haunting sound recording of Kusama reciting a love poem in Japanese. 

A special ticket is required for admission to LOVE IS CALLING; these tickets include regular museum admission as well. 

Tickets for October visits are on sale. Get yours now

Member tickets for November visits are available now. Reserve yours now!

Join now to access the member presale

 Please review important information below around accessibility and sensory considerations – as well as timed tickets and frequently asked questions. 

Getting tickets

How can I buy tickets for LOVE IS CALLING?
Timed tickets are required for LOVE IS CALLING (for members too!). Tickets for visits in October are available now for ICA members and will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, September 28 at 10 AM. Tickets for visits in November will be available October 19–25 for ICA members and October 26 for the general public. 

Can I get timed tickets the day of?
We cannot guarantee any tickets will be available for day of purchase.

Is there any other way to get tickets before the next release?
Timed tickets for Free Thursday Night will be available online at 10 AM day of. Note that these tickets will go fast!

How do I login to the ICA site to reserve tickets?
If you are a current ICA member or have previously purchased tickets on our website, you already have a web account.

Please enter the email associated with your account to log in or to recover your password if needed.

If you are new to the museum, please create an account.

I have a free admission pass, or am eligible for free admission. How do I get a timed ticket?  
For free passes, reciprocal member benefits, and some discounts, including Blue Star, EBT, and for federal disability benefit recipients, request tickets here. Please note these tickets are subject to availablilty, and some passes or identification cards may need to be presented at check-in to verify your discount. See list of discounts here. 

I’m a corporate member. How do I get a timed ticket?  
Corporate members may request a ticket by filling out a request form and our visitor services team will complete your order. Please note that you will need to use your company email address to use this benefit and these tickets are subject to availability.   

Does my regular museum admission ticket get me into LOVE IS CALLING
No. Regular museum admission tickets cannot be used to enter LOVE IS CALLING—your LOVE IS CALLING timed ticket does grant you entrance to the ICA on the date listed, however. 

Does LOVE IS CALLING cost extra?
There is no extra charge for LOVE IS CALLING.

Why are tickets timed for this exhibition?
The ICA anticipates increased attendance for this exhibition. Timed tickets allow us to reduce waiting times and ensure that we do not exceed capacity, improving everyone’s experience.

What if I miss my time slot? 
Your ticket is valid for the time listed. If you arrive after that, we will be unable to ensure your admission. No refunds will be issued for a missed time slot.

Can I change my ticket time after my purchase is made?
Tickets are not eligible for exchange or refund.

Are children required to have tickets? 
Yes. Every person, including children, infants, and ICA members, must have a timed ticket to enter LOVE IS CALLING.

What if my child does not have a timed ticket for the exhibition? 
No one will be permitted to enter the exhibition without a timed ticket.

Can I bring my group to see LOVE IS CALLING? Do group sales rates apply?

Due to capacity limitations, at this time we are not scheduling group visits that include LOVE IS CALLING

Learn more about group visits. 

I am a +1 Teen/Youth Member. How do I reserve tickets for LOVE IS CALLING? 

+1 members may reserve tickets online. If you are a current +1 member or have previously purchased tickets on our website, you already have a web account. 

Please enter the email associated with your account to log in or to recover your password if needed. 

I receive free admission through my University’s membership; can I use this for LOVE IS CALLING reservations?
Timed tickets for LOVE IS CALLING are free for University members. Find out if your school is a member and reserve tickets on our University Membership page.

Do I need a ticket during Free Thursdays?
Timed tickets for LOVE IS CALLING will be available to reserve online for Free Thursdays when regular admission tickets are available.

Do I need a ticket during Play Dates?
Information about visiting LOVE IS CALLING during Play Dates can be found on those individual event pages.

Do I need a ticket during Teen Nights?
Information about visiting LOVE IS CALLING during Teen Nights can be found on those individual event pages.

Member benefits 

What are the member benefits for LOVE IS CALLING
Members get first access to timed tickets for LOVE IS CALLING during monthly member presales. Tickets are always free. 

Advance reservations strongly recommended; entry is not guaranteed without advance reservation. 

Can I join as an ICA member and reserve my tickets early?
Yes! Join today for access to the member pre-registration.

Additional benefits of membership include:

– Unlimited year-round admission
– Invitations to exhibition openings
– Subscriptions to ICA member eNews 
– Up to 50% off ICA-produced public programs, performances, and film screenings
– 10% discount at the ICA store 

Become a member!

Please note, advance reservations are viewable only when logged onto the ICA website as an active member. Please complete your membership transaction and make sure you are logged into your member account to view available time slots.

How do I reserve my free member tickets?
To reserve member tickets, you’ll need to log in to your member account on icaboston.org. 

 If you are a current ICA member you already have a web account. If you do not know your password, please enter the email address associated with your membership account.

If you are having trouble signing in, you can reset your password or email membership@icaboston.org.

Advance reservations strongly recommended; entry is not guaranteed without advance reservation. 

How do I login to the ICA site to reserve tickets?
If you are a current ICA member or have previously purchased tickets on our website, you already have a web account.

Please enter the email associated with your account to log in or to recover your password if needed.

Can I see LOVE IS CALLING without advance reservations?
We strongly recommend securing timed tickets in advance at icaboston.org. Entry to LOVE IS CALLING Is not guaranteed without a timed ticket.

Can I use my single-use admissions passes for LOVE IS CALLING reservations?
Yes, single-use admission passes can be used for entry into LOVE IS CALLING. Please request tickets using this form and present your pass at the ICA admissions desk before your visit. Tickets are subject to availability.

I receive free admission through a reciprocal program; can I use this for LOVE IS CALLING reservations?
Yes, members of the Whitney Museum at the dual level or above or any members of the MOD/CO or MARP reciprocal program can use their membership for entry into LOVE IS CALLING. Please request tickets using this form and present your pass at the ICA admissions desk before your visit. Tickets are subject to availability.

I’m a corporate member. How do I get a timed ticket?  
Corporate members may request a ticket by filling out a request form and our visitor services team will complete your order. Please note that you will need to use your company email address to use this benefit and these tickets are subject to availability.   

I am a +1 Teen/Youth Member. How do I reserve tickets for LOVE IS CALLING
+1 members may reserve tickets online. If you are a current +1 member or have previously purchased tickets on our website, you already have a web account. 

Please enter the email associated with your account to log in or to recover your password if needed. 

I receive free admission through my University’s membership; can I use this for LOVE IS CALLING reservations?
Timed tickets for LOVE IS CALLING are free for University members. Find out if your school is a member and reserve tickets on our University Membership page.

General FAQ

Do I have to wear a mask in LOVE IS CALLING? 
Yes. Visitors are currently required to wear masks at all times within the ICA, regardless of vaccination status. Learn more about our Covid policies

Is this exhibition family friendly?
Yes! Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms are suited to visitors of all ages. Please note that visitors will be asked to stow all carried items prior to entering LOVE IS CALLING. Standard strollers are permitted in the installation, however double strollers cannot be accommodated. 

Is LOVE IS CALLING interactive? Can I touch it?
This work of art is not interactive. The mirrored walls and soft, tentacle-like sculptures are susceptible to damage and we ask visitors to refrain from touching it.

Is photography allowed?
Photography and video are allowed. Flash, panorama, selfie sticks, and tripods are not.

How long do I get to view LOVE IS CALLING?
Visitors are admitted into LOVE IS CALLING for one minute and will be informed when their viewing time is over. The viewing window is enforced to ensure that all ticket holders are able to experience the work.

How many people can go in the room at one time?
Up to 4 people may enter LOVE IS CALLING at a time.

What can I bring into the room with me?
For artwork safety, visitors are not permitted to carry anything with them into LOVE IS CALLING, including any purses, bags, large coats, or other handheld items. An exception will be made for phones and cameras used for photography. Visitors will be asked to stow any items they are carrying in cubbies located outside the installation.

What can I bring to the museum?
Because space at the museum is limited, we respectfully request that visitors travel light! The ICA requires visitors to self-check bulky items including backpacks of any size, shopping bags, umbrellas, skateboards, helmets, yoga mats, and other items 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35.5 cm) or larger. Suitcases and luggage are not permitted in the museum. Read more about what visitors may bring to the museum in our visitor policies.

How many works by Yayoi Kusama are on view? 
LOVE IS CALLING is a single work, the largest and most kaleidoscopic of Kusama’s popular Infinity Mirror Rooms. It is included in an exhibition of works from the ICA Collection, The Worlds We Make.

Can I have food or drink while I wait in line for LOVE IS CALLING? 
Food and drink are not permitted in and around our gallery spaces.

When should I arrive?
Please check in at the ICA within the time slot on your ticket and proceed to the fourth floor to get in line for LOVE IS CALLING.

Where can I park to visit the ICA?
The ICA does not own a parking lot. Limited street parking is available near the museum, and visitors may be dropped off right in front of the museum. See additional parking options here.

Can I host a private event including LOVE IS CALLING
At this time we are not including a visit to LOVE IS CALLING for private event rentals.

Accessibility + special considerations

Is LOVE IS CALLING wheelchair accessible?
LOVE IS CALLING is accessible to manual and motorized wheelchairs. The entry and exit doors are 42 inches wide. 

I have sensory sensitivities, or am uncomfortable with closed/dark spaces. Is there anything I should know about this artwork?
LOVE IS CALLING is a dark, mirrored room that is approximately 14 x 28 x 20 feet in size. Inside, there are inflated tentacle-like forms on the floor and ceiling that light up with changing colors, and a voice recording that plays constantly. The doors of the room are closed after guests enter to allow for full immersion in the installation. Visitors with sensitivities to dark or enclosed spaces or multisensory environments may not feel comfortable in the work. Please email Hallie Selinger, Visitor Experience Manager, for more information. Visitors may request for the door to remain open if needed.

Can I bring my stroller inside the installation?
Standard strollers are permitted in the installation—although we recommend experiencing the work without them if possible. Double strollers cannot be accommodated. Strollers may be parked outside of the installation. Any loose food, bottles, toys, or other objects will need to be stowed before entering the work.

Will there be chairs or wheelchairs available to accommodate the long wait times? 
The ICA has both manual wheelchairs and small portable stools available for visitor use. Wheelchairs can be requested at the Holly and David Bruce Visitor Center; stools are available at stations located around the fourth floor.

Are service animals allowed in the Infinity Mirrors exhibition?
Service animals are allowed throughout the ICA. Note: the floor of LOVE IS CALLING is mirrored, which may disrupt depth perception for some animals.

Please contact accessibility@icaboston.org with any further questions about accessibility.

Need additional information? Visitor services can help at visitorservices@icaboston.org or 617-478-3100.
 

LOVE IS CALLING was acquired through the generosity of Barbara Lee/The Barbara Lee Collection of Art by Women, Fotene Demoulas and Tom Coté, Hilary and Geoffrey Grove, Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld, Jodi and Hal Hess, Barbara H. Lloyd, and an anonymous donor.