The original Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition will open in Dallas June 17. Lighthouse Immersive and Impact Museums announced their innovative exhibition, that has sold out in four previous cities, will also go to Houston in 2021.
Guests are transported inside Van Gogh’s most famous paintings with vivid projections that bring the artist’s brushstrokes to life. Towering projections illuminate the artistic genius’s mind as the exhibition showcases a curated selection of images from Van Gogh’s 2,000+ catalog of masterpieces. Les Mangeurs de pommes de terre (The Potato Eaters, 1885), La Nuit étoilée (Starry Night, 1889), Les tournesols (Sunflowers, 1887), and La Chambre à coucher (The Bedroom, 1888), are featured images.
“Despite being unknown throughout his life, Van Gogh’s artwork has created a lasting impact through its emotional richness and simple beauty,” said Massimiliano Siccardi, Immersive Van Gogh creator and designer. “Luca Longobardi and I are very excited to visit Dallas and once again bring Van Gogh’s legacy to life in a way that embraces this city’s one-of-a-kind energy.”
Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition
The hour-long, timed-entry, walk-through experience is designed with health and safety as a priority. Capacity is limited and adheres to the City of Dallas’ safety protocols. Additional safety precautions include touchless ticket-taking, temperature checks upon arrival, hand sanitizer stations, social distancing markers throughout the venue, and digitally projected social distancing circles on the gallery floors to ensure appropriate spacing. All guests must wear a face covering at all times during their visit.
Co-Producer Corey Ross said a closing date for Dallas exhibition has not been announced, and “depends on ticket sales, but all of our other locations have been doing extremely well with extended runs.”
Artistic Creator Massimiliano Siccardi
Siccardi studied at the London School of Contemporary Dance. In 1990, he left the world of dance to begin a new journey in video art. He became the artistic force behind several visual mise-en-scène for choreographers worldwide, creating video scenographies for numerous prestigious festivals and galas. He reconstructed footage mapping the Basilica di Giotto and the Teatro Petruzzelli of Bari, where one of his permanent installations virtually rebuilt Cupola’s frescoes.
Composer Luca Longobardi is an Italian composer and classically trained pianist who incorporates contemporary electronic music into his pieces. He studied classical music in Italy and New York before earning his doctorate in digital audio restoration in Rome in 2011. He has composed music for ballets, films, accompanied installations, and experimental art productions (Atelier des Lumières – Paris, Carrière des Lumières – Baux-de-Provence, Kunstkraftwerk – Leipzig).