The Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience opens today at the Rhode Island Center (524 Rhode Island Ave NE) in Washington, D.C. Following launches in Atlanta, New York, Miami, and Las Vegas that collectively welcomed more than 350,000 guests during their opening weeks, the experience will now open to visitors in the nation’s capital, before continuing its tour across the globe.
In the exhibition, visitors will step into more than 300 of Van Gogh’s sketches, drawings, and paintings through the use of floor-to-ceiling digital projections, made possible by state-of-the-art video mapping technology. The exhibition also includes a one-of-a-kind VR experience in a separate gallery. This multi-sensory experience guides the viewer through a ten minute journey on a ”day in the life of the artist,” providing a chance to discover the inspiration behind some of Van Gogh’s most beloved and iconic works, including Vincent’s Bedroom at Arles and Starry Night Over The Rhone River.
A drawing studio and additional galleries that explore the life, works and techniques of Van Gogh offer a new, intimate understanding of the Post-Impressionist genius and his work. Immersive and educational, Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience provides a COVID-safe digital experience and family-friendly activity for adults and children alike.
Tickets are on sale now and start from $34.90 for adults and $19.90 for children. All ticket holders will also receive access to the interactive landing page here, enhancing the edutainment experience, allowing guests to explore the story behind the exhibit and enjoy online activities. These include 360 degree panoramas, created from Van Gogh artworks that allow you to explore the surroundings and environment of Van Gogh himself; visual trivia that can be answered from the information and fun facts that appear on the website. There is also a “download” section with templates of Van Gogh’s main artworks to color.
The exhibition run now through January 26, 2022.
Visitors to Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience will be required to wear face masks at all times and must adhere to COVID-19 Government guidelines. Hand sanitizer stations will be available to visitors on-site.