Metro Toronto Convention Centre Hosts Toronto’s All New Art Experience
Tickets On-Sale Today, June 10
TORONTO, June 10, 2021 – The world premiere of the most immersive art experience yet to be brought to life, Beyond Monet (www.monettoronto.com) opens in Toronto on Thursday, August 5. Set in the heart of the city at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s North Hall on Front Street. This remarkable experience allows audiences to embark on a poetic and engaging journey through the work of the leading figure of Impressionism, Claude Monet. An unprecedented 360 degrees of cinematic imagery fills the space from the floors up onto the ceiling, for the first time ever, inviting guests to explore a mesmerizing world of paintings from every angle —filled with a dynamic original score along with stunning lighting.
Inspired by the exhilarating freedom ingrained in Monet’s work, this exhibit breathes new life into well-known and recognizable masterpieces. More than 400 paintings are animated and brought to larger-than-life scale, surrounding guests in an atmosphere steeped in beauty. Stepping into “Beyond Monet” is witnessing some of the most iconic works—including the Water Lilies series, Impression: Sunrise and Poppies—and joining Monet in his quest to capture and illuminate the ephemeral and the magical variations of light.
“This experience is all about guests embarking on a multi-sensory journey with Monet, through his artworks, in search of light,” says Mathieu St. Amaud, Creative Director, Normal Studio. “Monet captured the essence of the natural world with his strong colours and his short, bold brushstrokes. Constantly searching, with legendary passion and ardour, he was able to depict the ever-changing shifting of light. Our intent with this experience is to not only share Monet’s fascinating vision of the world but for audiences to rediscover his work from new and surprising perspectives.”
Covering over 50,000 square feet within the MTCC, more than 100 million pixels will be used in the experience, making it the largest immersive exhibit in the country.
It was cleverly designed by the ingenious team at Normal Studios who are known for breaking digital boundaries and wowing audiences around the world.
“This exhibition is beyond anything you’ve seen. It is a truly multi-sensory immersive experience that offers guests a dreamlike, romantic journey through Monet’s world of classics,” says Jeffrey Latimer, Producing Partner, JL Entertainment. “Sharing this unique spectacle with Canadians for its world premiere is quite an honour for us.
Ticket prices start at $39.99 for adults and $29.99 for children. Tickets will be available to the general public today, June 10 atwww.monettoronto.com.
For every ticket that is purchased, one dollar will go towards the Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) Fellowship, to help magnify the creative vision and voices of the BIPOC community.
To purchase tickets for a truly lasting impression and for any updates, visit www.monettoronto.com.