November 30, 2018 12:46 pm

Art Gallery of Ontario extends ‘Infinity Mirrors’ crowdfunding campaign

WATCH ABOVE: Wed, Mar 7: Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, 88, is creating a lot of buzz in Toronto. Her "Infinity" rooms, which use mirrors and light in jaw-dropping ways, are currently on display at the AGO. But since tickets are hard to get, we thought we’d show you what all of the fuss is about.

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TORONTO — A month-long bid by the Art Gallery of Ontario to raise $1.3 million for an Infinity Mirror Room is ending today well short of the goal.

And so the Toronto gallery says it is accepting donations for several more days, until Tuesday.

READ MORE: AGO renews ‘Infinity Mirrors’ fundraising push as project remains $1M shy of goal

The AGO’s crowdfunding campaign was still more than $700,000 short when the extension was announced at noon Friday.

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The funds will go towards purchasing a $2-million piece by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and pay for its installation. Kusama’s Instagram-friendly contemporary art drew more than 169,000 visitors to an AGO exhibition last spring.

READ MORE: AGO launches crowdfunding campaign to permanently install ‘Infinity Mirrors’ exhibit in Toronto

The AGO foundation has committed $1 million towards the plan.

The gallery is asking the public to provide the rest through online donations on the AGO website.

WATCH: Incredible Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms prepare for Canadian opening

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