Let’s Gogh to the art exhibit!


Gwynnevere Vang

Everyone is raving about the new craze the Twin Cities: the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This immersive experience projects 500,000 cubic feet of projections, 60,600 frames of video, and 90,000,000 pixels of art onto the walls of the Lighthouse Minneapolis interior. It depicts the art of Vincent Van Gogh paired with a soundtrack to give guests the full stepping-into-a-painting experience.

The Original exhibit will be located in Pier 36 NYC, which will be the biggest Van Gogh exhibit in the US. It was created by Massimiliano Siccardi and Luca Longobardi in France. This exhibit toured around the world and finally set its place in Minneapolis, the heart of the Twin Cities.

The Van Gogh exhibit was created to illuminate the illustrations of Vincent Van Gogh, a Dutch painter, who was most famous for “Starry Night”. The style of art he developed was Post-Impressionism, which is art used to express an artist’s emotional and psychological responses to the world through bold colors and symbolic images. This style of art was what captured the eye of modern society with his visible brushstrokes and eccentric colors, Van Gogh’s career skyrocketed in the late 20th century.

As the demand grows for the exhibit, so does the risk of COVID-19. Due to the increase of risk, the exhibit has increased its safety precautions to ensure the safety of guests. The precautions include social distanced circles in the exhibit, a required mask mandate, and sanitization protocols for each guest and their party. Luckily with these precautions, the exhibit has remained COVID-free and safe.

Due to the pandemic, reservations are needed as a safety precaution. The tickets range from $40-$50 on weekdays and $55-$65 on weekends depending on the date and time. This exhibit has been extended to April 17th, so there’s plenty of time to book a spot.

Interested in art and yoga? The Van Gogh exhibit has paired with Lifeway Foods to create unique yoga classes that guide others into well-being. Each session is 35 minutes full of mindfulness and art scenes, and after class, there is an extra 25 minutes added to explore the exhibit. Tickets are $55 for one class, or guests can purchase a pass that includes 4 yoga classes. It’ll be full of peaceful teachings and beauty!

Though Vincent Van Gogh is long gone, his art still lives within and inspires many people in our community to seek beauty and look beyond the canvas, stepping into a world of art