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You can now visit Bob Ross' 'The Joy of Painting' studio in person

Talk about cool.

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Anna Rahmanan

If you're one of those people that finds inner calm by staring at videos of Bob Ross painting on YouTube (we're personally part of that clan), you have reason to rejoice: you can now tour the Indiana studio where Ross hosted his famous TV program The Joy of Painting. Just to be clear: we're talking about an in-person tour!

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Although the show aired from 1983 through 1994, the soft-spoken painter took over the historic Lucius L. Ball home in Muncie, Indiana—which is now part of Minnetrista's museum campus—from 1983 through 1988. Visit Indiana refurbished the space and moved in some objects from Ross' life and career, which will all add to the already incredible interactive experience that visitors are sure to enjoy.

"Bob’s message of fearless creativity and his ability to reinterpret perceived mistakes as 'happy little accidents' is something we want to see amplified in our world today," reads the exhibit's official website.

You can purchase tickets to the "Bob Ross Experience" right here. The exhibit is open Wednesdays through Sundays. 

Although Ross prematurely passed at the age of 52 back in 1995 due to complications from lymphoma, his thoughts on love, hope and humanity clearly still resonate today—and that's something we should pay attention to in 2020 more than ever before.

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