The Art Gallery Of Ontario is offering a very exciting exclusive opportunity for some Torontonians to see the new Infinity Mirror room early. The gallery will allow this select group to view the spellbinding Infinity Mirrored Room way before anyone else. The exhibit had Torontonians in such awe last year that a crowdfunding campaign was launched to ensure it stays in the city permanently.
According to the AGO’s official website, donors who gave more than $25 to the cause will receive an email with instructions on how to buy their early-access tickets. The donor's preview actually begins today, April 5, almost two months before the exhibit is set to open to the public on May 25.
This is even ahead of AGO members. While they will still get to see it before the exhibit opens to the public, they have to wait until April 23 to get their VIP treatment. This is likely the AGO's way of trying to award the people responsible for bringing the exhibit back with a very unique experience that even cardholders won’t be permitted to attend.
The display is expected to be jam-packed with visitors. Those planning on attending the reality-distorting experience should know that they will only be granted one minute to view the exhibition, which is a bummer when you consider what kind of experience you could have with no time limits, but sadly it is necessary to keep things moving.
Selfie takers will be stoked to know that they can take all the photos they want in the exhibit, although the gallery is advising people to enjoy the experience without their phones or cameras.
The mirror room is located on the gallery’s second level in the Signy Eaton North Gallery. According to AGO, an attendant will be stationed outside of the room, to ensure that only four visitors are permitted inside the exhibit at a time. Those looking to immerse themselves in the experience alone will likely be asked to join other visitors in a group to help the constant stream of people traffic.
So how can you get access to the exhibit a month before everyone else? It's simple, you just sign-up and become an AGO member. Individual memberships currently go for $110 and grant access to all exclusive exhibitions and previews among several other upgraded features.