NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Entertainment producer Exhibition Hub together with Fever, the leading entertainment discovery platform, have today announced that Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience will debut at the Scottish Rite Temple in New Orleans in late April 2022.
Located on the St. Charles Streetcar Line, the iconic theater has long been a part of the city’s cultural texture, and will help usher in a new immersive era to the heart of Louisiana. Originally constructed as a Methodist Church in 1853, the building was designed in a Greek Revival architectural style before site ownership was transferred to the New Orleans Scottish Rite in 1905.
The Scottish Rite Temple is accessible to all visitors, and is conveniently located in the Central Business District – a walkable neighborhood that touts high-rise buildings, boutique hotels, lively bars, and sleek eateries.
At the exhibition, visitors are invited to step into more than 300 of Van Gogh’s sketches, drawings, and paintings by using floor-to-ceiling digital projections, made possible by state-of-the-art video mapping technology.
As well as the two-story tall central projection area, the exhibition also includes a one-of-a-kind VR experience in a separate gallery. This multi-sensory experience guides the viewer through a ten-minute journey on “a day in the life of the artist”, providing a chance to discover the inspiration behind some of his most beloved works including Vincent’s Bedroom at Arles, and Starry Night Over The Rhone River.
A drawing studio and additional galleries that explore the life, works and techniques of Van Gogh, create a truly immersive experience that provides its audience with a new, intimate understanding of the post-impressionist genius and his work.
Immersive and educational, Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience provides a COVID-safe digital experience and great day out for adults and children alike. Tickets are on sale now via Fever’s marketplace, and start from $32.20 for adults and $19.10 for children.
All ticket holders will also receive access to the interactive landing page here, enhancing the edu-tainment experience, allowing guests to explore the story behind the exhibit and enjoy online activities. These include 360o panoramas, created from Van Gogh artworks that allow you to explore the surroundings and environment of Van Gogh himself; visual trivia that can be answered from the information and fun facts that appear on the website; and a “download” section with templates of Van Gogh’s main artworks to color.