ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A popular traveling exhibit is coming to New Mexico. “Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” is coming to Albuquerque’s Sawmill District.
“You’re not going to see a traditional, museum-like experience. This is really something else entirely,” said “Beyond Van Gogh” art historian Fanny Curtat.
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The three-dimensional experience has sold over 2.5 million tickets worldwide and on March 2 the exhibit will open at the Immersive Pavilion located at 1820 Bellamah Ave.
“A museum is always great, you have the magic of an original. There’s nothing quite like it. But a lot of people are intimidated by museums and this is a great way to access the art world in a different way,” Curtat said.
“It’s great for families and especially for kids because they get to run around and they get to really be in space,” said Curtat. The exhibit will feature over 300 of Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings as 4K projections including “The Starry Night,” “Sunflowers,” and “Cafe Terrace at Night.”
Crews are currently hard at work setting up projections in a building in the Sawmill District that will house the colorful and ever-changing exhibit for several months. “To have somebody work with light and color that way and movement, it’s just an easy fit. It sings when it comes to life like this,” said Curtat.
The exhibit opens on March 2 and ends on May 1 with tickets available for $40 for adults and $24 for kids. Tickets go on sale Thursday, January 27 online at vangoghalbuquerque.com.