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