The popular Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit has extended their stay in Charlotte. Originally scheduled through September 12th, 2021, it’s now going to be here through January 2nd, 2022.
The multi-media, immersive, digital art experience is taking place in Camp North End’s historic Ford Building, and is presented by Blumenthal Performing Arts.
Read on to learn about the involvement of local artists and some fun art installations in the lobby.
Camp North End’s massive Ford Building is a fitting backdrop for the 500,000 cubic feet of projections that will animate Vincent van Gogh’s work. This is the largest installation ever for Immersive Van Gogh.
Local Artists at Immersive Van Gogh
The experience has a local twist, too. Immersive Van Gogh Charlotte has offered several local artists residencies during the run of the program. There are three residencies of roughly a month long each. Blumenthal Performing Arts and Lighthouse Immersive have announced the recipients of the Artist-in-Residence program at Immersive Van Gogh. The recipients are: Laura Sexton, Rosalia Weiner, Zaire McPhearson (now through July 19, 2021); Eva Crawford, Mike Wirth, Alvin C. Jacobs Jr. (July 22–August 16, 2021); Cat Babbie, Tara Spil, Justin Ellis, and Elizabeth Palmisano (August 19–September 22, 2021).
19 local artists will showcase their work in the space around the exhibit. The work will be inspired by Van Gogh, and might include sculptures, murals, and more.
Get That Picture!
There are several Instagrammable props in the lobby, including a Model T car, a nod to cars once built in the Ford Building.
You do NOT need a ticket to explore the local artist space, the gift shop (which has items on sale from local artists) or the lobby.
Purchase tickets at VanGoghClt.com, or by calling 704-372-1000.
Please note that one visitor left a comment to this post saying to NOT sit on the floor, as your clothing can get stained.
You might also be interested in Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibition.
Ticket prices for Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit: Adult tickets range from $40 to $99.99, and tickets for kids ages 6 to 16 start at $29.99. Children younger than 6 are free. Admission is reserved by day and time. The $99.99 ticket includes priority access, flexibility to arrive up to two hours before or after the time on their tickets and specialized Van Gogh souvenirs.
The $40 tickets are not available for all times or all days. As you might expect, they tend to be for during the day, on weekdays. For most evenings you can expect to pay $50, at least. There are $55 and $60 tickets as well.
If there are discounts announced, you can bet that you’ll learn about them here!
The installation includes the Mangeurs de pommes de terre (The Potato Eaters, 1885), the Nuit étoilée (Starry Night, 1889), Les Tournesols (Sunflowers, 1888), and La Chambre à coucher (The Bedroom, 1889), and so much more.
The moving images, which highlight brushstrokes, detail and color, are enhanced by the soundtrack by Luca Longobardi, who pioneered immersive digital art experiences in France. The exhibit is produced by Lighthouse Immersive.
Van Gogh’s work is well suited for an immersive multimedia experience. There are actually at least four other touring immersive Van Gogh experiences, including:
- Imagine Van Gogh: The Immersive Exhibition
- Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
- Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience
- Van Gogh Alive
Some people have described the experience as being inside a Van Gogh painting.
Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit, the show that’s in Charlotte, was featured in the Netflix show “Emily in Paris.”
The show was seen by over 2 million visitors in Paris, and had a sold-out run in Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Over 200,000 tickets have been sold for the Charlotte run so far.
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