Programme for Kids, Teens and Families

for the exhibition “Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective”

Kusama Kids Studio

The Kusama Kids Studio offers families, children and teenagers a chance to enter Yayoi Kusama’s world by appealing to different senses and encouraging their impressions to linger after a visit. Radio plays recreate an animal landscape to convey Kusama’s ideas and techniques, a readers’ corner offers a chance to relax with books about Kusama’s art, environment and emotional world, and there are regular workshops where visitors can explore their own creativity.

Open: Thursday to Sunday, 10:00–18:00

Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective, Installation viewKusama Kids Studio, 2021

Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective, Installation view Kusama Kids Studio, 2021

© Photo: Luca Girardini

Kusama Kids Specials

Ephra celebrates the end of the exhibition Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective in the Kusama Kids Studio with reading tours, creative activities, dance workshops and meditation for children and young people.

Free events for children and young people, 1 hour each, from 18:00, for children from the age of 6, all dates can be found here.

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Kusama Kids Tour

The Kusama Kids Tour is an interactive opportunity for children and teenagers to explore the exhibition. A booklet guides young visitors around the exhibition and asks questions that they can answer by finding hidden codes. The tour promises a playful introduction to Kusama’s art and her working methods, and young visitors can round off their experience by generating their own personal Kusama code. Click here for the 3D panorama of the exhibition.

Available free of charge in German, English and Turkish in the exhibition or in our online shop. For school classes, the booklet can be ordered in a higher quantity, just send an email to .

Online Workshops for Families

A Digital Journey into the World of Yayoi Kusama

Want to experience a digital journey of a different kind? School classes, children and young people can interactively discover Yayoi Kusama as a person and her art in Ephra’s online workshops. Inputs alternate with games and creative exercises. Some of them on screen in the group, some analogue with pen and paper.

Free online workshops for families, for children from the age of 8, Thursday and Saturday, from 16:00 to 17:30, all dates can be found here.

Free online workshops for school classes (1.5 hours each), for children from the age of 8, dates on request:

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Design and implementation: Ephra gUG

Ephra works with schools, art venues and artists to explore new approaches to art education and sows seeds for young people to develop their own bonds with art.

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