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Gigantic Toronto Van Gogh experience opens June 1, adds new dates


TORONTO, ON. May 7, 2020 — Scheduled to open in May at Lighthouse Immersive at 1 Yonge St., but now delayed due to the COVID-10 pandemic, the exciting world premiere of Immersive Van Gogh has been rescheduled to June 1, 2020 and extended through September 30th.

The exhibit from the creators of Paris’ Atelier Des Lumières has already sold over 20,000 tickets sold in the first few weeks.

‘Wheatfield with Crows’ by Vincent Van Gogh. Check out the Instagram page for Immersive Van Gogh to see some of the works being featured a the exhibit.

The show’s organizers say, adding new dates allows the show to move guests to dates when it is safer to attend and also permits to lower the gallery capacity and enable guests to practice physical distancing—the exhibit will allow for 75 square feet per attendee.

courtesy Lighthouse Immersive

The enormous immersive Van Gogh experience spread out over five-storeys and 600,000 square-feet within the historic former Toronto Star printing press building, allows visitors to step right inside the master post-impressionist’s works.

Illuminating the mind of the genius artist, the larger-than-life projections feature some of Van Gogh’s masterpieces, from his sunny landscapes and night scenes, to his portraits and still life paintings. The installation includes the Mangeurs de pommes de terre (The Potato Eaters, 1885), the Nuit étoilée (Starry Night, 1889), Les Tournesols (Sunflowers, 1888), and La Chambre à coucher (The Bedroom, 1889). The massive scale allows guests to become immersed in the work of the tormented and famed artist. 

‘Orchard in Blossom, bordered by Cypresses’ by Vincent Van Gogh

Experience the organic landscapes of Van Gogh’s imagination, and ride the rollercoaster of Van Gogh’s brilliance and madness. It is astonishing in scale, breathtakingly imaginative, and a completely new look at the Master’s work.

story by Terry Lankstead

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