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This Is What It’s Really Like Inside NYC’s Immersive Van Gogh Experience

You'll step into the iconic artist's paintings like never before!

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This Is What It’s Really Like Inside NYC’s Immersive Van Gogh Experience

Photo credit: Claire Leaden / Secret NYC

The time is finally here—NYC’s magnificent Van Gogh experience is opening this weekend!

Dive into the iconic post-impressionist painter’s works like never before as the vibrant blues and yellows swirl all around you, all thanks to cutting-edge 360-degree digital projections and state-of-the-art light and sound displays.

We were able to take a special first look at Exhibition Hub and Fever’s mesmerizing exhibit that opens this weekend, June 5! And it was quite the sight to behold.

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Here’s a play-by-play so you can get a sense of exactly what the experience is like:

First, as you walk into the monumental FiDi space “Skylight on Vesey,” you’ll be greeted by 3D versions of Van Gogh’s beloved sunflowers adorning the walls, making for the perfect photo op.

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Then, enter the first main hall and go on a journey through Vincent Van Gogh’s life by way of painting recreations, video insights, and three-dimensional projections providing a window into the artist’s greatest creations and inspirations.

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You’ll read about the Van Gogh’s relationships, insights into his process, and view his most revealing quotes in large scale. And you may even have the chance to step into his “Bedroom in Arles”…

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Then, enter the main event: the transformative, two-story space that completely immerses you in his paintings—

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—from of course the beloved Starry Night to Wheat Fields to Almond Blossom, to even his very last piece Tree Roots—in a way that merges art and technology in a completely new and profound way.

Experience 360-degree projections that cover even the floor…

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enveloping you in another world.

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After, try coloring the masterpieces yourself at the interactive portion that also displays his sketches and concept drawings. Or, get an add-on ticket to experience a “Day in the Life” of Van Gogh in a mind-blowing virtual reality journey that will take you through the settings that inspired his most famous works.

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Last but not least, buy your own Van Gogh paintings or Starry Night face masks in the gift shop at the end of the exhibit.

We were completely blown away, and so was the rest of NYC with the exhibition receiving rave reviews almost instantly.

Ok, by now you’re probably dying to experience it for yourself. Get your tickets here!

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