'Immersive Van Gogh' Exhibit announces Orlando venue, new opening date

A traveling exhibit that uses large digital projectors and animation almost featuring the works of Vincent van Gogh to life is coming to the Orange County Convention Center. 

Lighthouse Immersive on Monday announced that the "Immersive Van Gogh" Exhibit has announced the venue for its Orlando show, to be located at the Convention Center’s West Concourse.   The new opening date is Friday, November 26.

"This amazing building will be transformed into an unforgettable art experience featuring a 25,000 square foot exhibit space where the art of Vincent van Gogh will come to life around you!" organizers say.

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 more, according to the OrlandovanGogh.com.

Media preview of Imagine Van Gogh the original immersive exhibition in Image Totale at the Vancouver Convention Centre on March 16, 2021 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 16: Guests view the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit during a media preview at SVN West on March 16, 2021 in San Francisco, California. "Immersive van Gogh," is a digitally projected show that animates paintings by artist

"Immersive Van Gogh has been hailed as an entirely new way of encountering art, and we're delighted to see the way the city and people of Orlando have embraced the exhibit," says Lighthouse Immersive Producer Corey Ross.

"We've created a unique and enthralling production where Orlando residents and visitors alike can quite literally surround themselves with the work of Vincent van Gogh, one of the greatest artists who ever lived," added Producer Svetlana Dvoretsky.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - MARCH 16: Visitors wearing protective face masks admire Vincent Van Gogh’s "Bedroom in Arles" during a media preview of Imagine Van Gogh the original immersive exhibition in Image Totale at the Vancouver Convention Centr

People attend a media preview of the "Immersive van Gogh" exhibit at Pier 36 on May 26, 2021 in New York City. - The art installation displays iconic works of post-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh, evoking his emotional and chaotic inner conscio

Originally scheduled for October, the exhibit is designed and conceived by Massimiliano Siccardi, with a soundtrack by Luca Longobardi.

Social distancing, increased sanitation, and reduced capacity will be in place as COVID-19 safety measures and masks will be required.  Tickets for adults range from approximately $40 to $100 while child tickets are being sold for $30.

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