Pumpkin by Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama’s Pumpkin (2016) is an 8-foot tall sculpture and installation at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. Covered in the artist’s signature polka-dot effect, it embodies Kusama’s lifelong fascination with pumpkins and her investigation into themes of nature, fantasy, life and death. Join Melissa Chiu, Museum Director at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, to explore what makes Pumpkin a masterpiece. A new episode of Bank of America’s Masterpiece Moment will be available every two weeks throughout the year.

Cite this page as: Bank of America, "Pumpkin by Yayoi Kusama," in Smarthistory, May 18, 2021, accessed October 4, 2022, https://smarthistory.org/pumpkin-by-yayoi-kusama/.