If you find traditional museums boring and have a hard time focusing on two dimensional paintings, you’re in for a treat. This new Van Gogh experience in Paris lets you experience the famed artist like never before — through an immersive light and sound show displaying some of his most well-known paintings. After a successful run in Europe, Asia, and Australia, the exhibition is now coming to the US in November 2020.
The exhibit will be housed in The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, from November 2020 to April 2021 and will be a permanent feature at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields starting in June 2021. Using floor-to-ceiling digital projection, the exhibition will dazzle visitors with some of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings projected onto 30,000 square feet of galleries.
The goal of the exhibition is to allow visitors to explore Van Gogh’s evolution as an artist, from works like “Starry Night” (1889), “The Sunflowers” (1888), “Potato Eaters”(1885), and “The Bedroom” (1889). The exhibit seeks to highlight the artist’s style, projected all over the huge space, and give visitors a guided immersive tour through the various stages of Van Gogh’s art.
The exhibition was created by Australian-based Grande Experiences, which has already taken it to 50 cities around the world.
A version of this article was previously published on March 5, 2019, and was updated on October 13, 2020, with more information.