Fully immersive Van Gogh experience coming to Calgary this spring

Mar 12 2021, 6:49 pm

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The Beyond Van Gogh exhibit explores a new way for art lovers to appreciate classics like “Sunflowers” and “The Starry Night,” and it’s coming to Calgary this summer.

Vincent Van Gogh is an icon – both for his famous paintings and for the infamous cutting off of his own ear – and the artist lives on through his work and in our memories.

Opening on June 3 in the Starry Night Pavilion at McMahon Stadium, Beyond Van Gogh allows visitors the chance to get up close and personal with the artist’s work through larger-than-life projections of his paintings.

This completely immersive exhibit, designed by Creative Director Mathieu St-Arnaud and his team at Montreal’s world-renowned Normal Studio, is now coming to Alberta.

The Starry Night Pavilion features over 300 iconic works painted by Van Gogh, taking visitors into a three-dimensional world to explore art in a completely unique way.

“At Beyond Van Gogh, guests will experience [his works] in new and exciting ways,” Beyond Van Gogh said in a Facebook post. “Larger than life images dance across various surfaces, revealing new details about the artworks we thought we knew.”

Projections swirl across the walls and, in some places, even the floors of the Starry Night Pavilion, giving visitors a truly 360° view. To round out this experience of the senses, the exhibit is accompanied by Van Gogh’s own words set to a symphonic score.

Beyond Van Gogh Calgary

When: June 3 to August 29
Where: The Starry Night Pavilion at McMahon Stadium (1817 Crowchild Trail NW)
Cost: Tickets start at $33.99 for adults

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