Patco and Krisgo go see Van Gogh

Mom and I went to see the Beyond Van Gogh Immersive Experience.

It was held in a tent-like structure that I assume moves city to city. When you enter, everything is BLACK top to bottom. Took a second, from being out in the 86F bright sunny heat, to get your bearings.

From there, you go into a maze of several informational panels about the artist backdropped with portions of his paintings to read before entering the Waterfall Room; a light show of his type of artwork ‘sliding’ down the walls. Then the main room is the high-light. There’s no way to get a good one shot picture to capture how this room makes you feel. It’s pretty neat – especially if you are interested in Van Gogh himself or just art in general (which I am.)

After the main room, which is on about a 30 minute loop, there’s a gift shop and then you’re back out in the heat. Took about 1 hour to experience it.

The creators say: “Beyond Van Gogh is a new truly immersive experience. While other shows use virtual reality or still images, our show breaks barriers by incorporating both still and moving art. Masterpieces, now freed from frames, come alive, appear, and disappear, flow across multi-surfaces, the minutia of details titillating our heightened senses. The show is projected on every surface around you, this makes you feel as though you have stepped directly into a Van Gogh painting”… Read more about it HERE

6 thoughts on “Patco and Krisgo go see Van Gogh”

  1. I didn’t want to include this on the main post.. but the port-a-potty outside was the nicest I’ve ever seen. It was in a trailer, had probably 12 stalls, wood laminate type plank flooring, glass tile backsplash and black 6 panel doors. The stalls were small.. but man – it was nice! LOL
    Fun note: it was from R&R Sanitation which advertises on Mom’s favorite radio station ‘The Big 550’ KTRS. : )

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  2. I didn’t go (nobody I knew was interested – low class friends I have), but when it was in Cleveland it was in an unused downtown warehouse that they spent some time slightly readying for the exhibition. It recd ‘meh’ reviews, most complaining about the $50-$130 @ person price tag to watch a looped video. Parking was another $5 and at that time masks were still required.

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    • Our tickets were $48 each. It’s a lot for a 1 hour experience for sure – and I wouldn’t go again at that price. But it was neat to see.

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  3. They rented a building when I saw it. Had several rooms to view it all plus the ability to go up in the balcony and see the show from above.

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  4. My son took me for what was supposedly my birthday gift. They had it set up very nicely in Dallas. It was in several rooms, also with a gift shop and all. My DIL thought it would be something great for the kids to go to as well. No, it was not. I tried to tell them I thought they’d be too little to enjoy it. We were there all of ten minutes before they threw a fit and we had to leave. It seemed like it was a really nice experience if you didn’t take toddlers. #leavethekidsathome

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  5. My wife and I visited the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam a few years ago. It was worth every penny to spend about 2-3 hours just admiring all of the artwork.

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