If you find traditional museums boring and have a hard time focusing on two dimensional paintings, you’re in for a treat. “Van Gogh Alive,” the now-famous multi-sensory Van Gogh Immersive Experience, lets you take in the famous artist’s works 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, it’s now showing in the US.
Van Gogh immersive experience is housed at the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, FL, until April 11, 2021 and will be a permanent feature at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields starting in June 2021.
The Dalí Museum is the first US venue to host the exhibit. The revolutionary art installation will give you the feeling that you’ve walked straight into Van Gogh’s paintings, from “Starry Night” to “The Sunflowers.” There will be more than 3,000 images painted by Van Gogh projected on the walls, ceilings, and floors of the museum, while carefully selected classical music plays in the background for a multi-sensory experience. Check out the video below to see what the exhibit looks like.
Similarly, starting in June 2021, the Indianapolis Museum of Art will use 150 state-of-the-art digital projectors for floor-to-ceiling displays of Van Gogh’s work onto nearly 30,000 square feet of galleries.
“Van Gogh Alive” was created by Australian-based company Grande Experiences, which has already taken the exhibit to 50 cities around the world.
But Grande Experiences is not the only company putting out immersive art exhibits in the US this year. Similar Van Gogh exhibits organized by Immersive Van Gogh are taking place all over the US in 2021:
- Currently in Chicago at the Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Club until September 6, 2021
- In San Francisco at the SVN West San Francisco from March 18
- In Los Angeles at a secret venue from May 27
A version of this article about Van Gogh immersive experience was previously published on March 5, 2019, and was updated on February 19, 2021, with more information.
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