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Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
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There’s a new immersive Van Gogh exhibition coming to Miami—and this one includes a VR experience

But wait, there’s more Van Gogh?!

By
Virginia Gil
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Impressionism is really having a moment in Miami. Following the premieres of "Beyond Van Gogh" and "Lasting Impressions," a third virtual exhibition focusing on the artistic movement lands downtown this month. "Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience," opening at the Olympia Theater on June 16, is an immersive exhibition of more than 300 of Vincent Van Gogh’s greatest works presented as floor-to-ceiling digital projections. In addition to the main gallery highlighting paintings and sketches, the exhibit presents a drawing studio and spaces dedicated to learning about the artist’s life, works and techniques. You see, while Van Gogh used methods developed during the impressionist period, he’s most associated with post-impressionism.

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
Photograph: Courtesy the Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

If you’ve visited the other Van Gogh show at the Ice Palace Studios, you might be asking yourself, well, what’s so different about this one? A couple of things. "Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience" is projected in 4k resolution, a technology provided exclusively by Barco, so even the messy, highly visible brushstrokes will appear crisp when shown as 360-degree panoramas. This exhibit also includes a virtual-reality experience that takes viewers on a 10-minute journey of a day in the life of the artist, such as a look at the moments that inspired seminal works like Starry Night. Fortunately, the part where Vincent van Gogh cuts off his left ear was not included in this brief retrospective.

"Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience" opens at the Olympia Theater on June 16 and runs through August 30, and tickets run from $16 to $55. Get yours online before they sell out. We can’t imagine a third one of these is coming, so best to act now.

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
Photograph: Courtesy Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

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