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Popular Wndr Museum Extends Its Stay In Chicago, Adding New Rooms This Spring

The very Instagrammable West Loop art museum, featuring a Yayoi Kusama Infinity Room, has attracted hordes of visitors since opening in September.

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s immersive art experience “Let’s Survive Forever” debuted at wndr museum in 2018.
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WEST LOOP —  Wndr museum, the popular, trippy art pop-up, will extend its life in the West Loop, organizers announced this week. 

The experimental art museum at 1130 W. Monroe St. —featuring the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s very Instagrammable Infinity Room — has attracted hordes of visitors since opening its doors in September.

Now, museum representatives said they want to make the pop-up an “ongoing fixture” in Chicago’s cultural fabric and announced “a second chapter” of the experimental art museum called “Tangible/Intangible.”

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In a statement, executive director Molly Vaile said more than 150,000 people visited the museum, which features the work of more than 20 emerging artists.

“We’re thrilled to continue to offer the gift of wndr to Chicago, while presenting a new chapter of our emerging story,” Vaile said. 

The first exhibition, dubbed “Finite/Infinite” will end its run on March 31, but the museum plans to keep some of its most popular attactions moving forward.

The museum will close in April, and the next exhibition (or “chapter” in wndr-speak) is set to open in the spring. Dates will be announced soon.

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Brad Keywell, wndr’s founder and curator, said the museum would “constantly evolve” so guests can experience it multiple times. 

“With each new chapter, wndr will reimagine itself and reveal the work of amazing experiential artists from around the world,” he said. 

Last summer, the museum attracted buzz with marketing material prominently featuring Kusama’s immersive art experience “Let’s Survive Forever.”