The Albright-Knox Art Gallery and The Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden announced today that they have purchased one of Yayoi Kusama’s iconic Infinity Mirrored Rooms—My Heart Is Dancing into the Universe. This is just the second piece in her famed Infinity Mirror Room series in private hands. The museum’s $5 million purchase is the largest gift to an individual art museum in the history of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

The acquisition will be displayed at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden beginning in spring 2019 as part of “One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection.” The show will be on view at the museum through September 7, 2019 and is organized by Hirshhorn Associate Curator Mika Yoshitake.

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery purchased this artwork with major support from The Eudon Choi and Joseph Joachim Foundation and The Josephine Bay Paul and C. Michael Paul Foundation, with additional support from the Arcus Fund.

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, founded in 1862 as Buffalo Fine Arts Academy by a group of citizens interested in establishing an institution that would be open, free to all and devoted entirely to art, is one of America’s oldest public arts institutions. The Gallery’s collection holds nearly 6,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present.

The Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden was established by Congress in 1965 with a gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn’s art collection and has grown into one of the world’s largest and most influential modern and contemporary art collections. The museum holds more than 12,000 works of art from the 20th century to the present day, including recent acquisitions by Jenny Holzer, Ryoji Ikeda and Yayoi Kusama.The Infinity Mirrored Room—My Heart Is Dancing into the Universe is one of 100 mirror-covered modules that make up the artist’s famed Infinity Mirror Rooms. These multisensory, kaleidoscopic environments are made possible through the use of LEDs with custom software to project infinite reflections throughout each room. Kusama began creating Infinity Mirror Rooms in 1966, months after arriving in New York City from Japan as a painter unknown outside her home country.