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‘Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience’ Coming to Hartford Area

Beyond Van Gogh is coming to the Connecticut Convention Center. Photo credit: Timothy Norris (courtesy photo)

‘Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience’ will open Aug. 10 at the Connecticut Convention Center.

Beyond Van Gogh is coming to the Connecticut Convention Center. Photo credit: Timothy Norris (courtesy photo)

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Tickets are on sale now for the highly sought after Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, opening Aug. 10, 2022 in Hartford at Connecticut Convention Center.

Imagine being completely immersed in more than 300 of the greatest works of post-Impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh. Now imagine experiencing all this art liberated from its two-dimensional limitations into a three-dimensional experience that exhilarates every sense and brings to life one of the most influential artists the world has known. It’s all part of “Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience,” which has sold over 3 million tickets globally making it one of the most popular current traveling exhibitions. The sensory extravaganza is presented by Paquin Entertainment Group for a limited engagement, Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience was created by French-Canadian Creative Director Mathieu St-Arnaud and his team at Montreal’s world-renowned Normal Studio.

While journeying through “Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience,” guests witness more than 300 iconic masterpieces, including instantly recognizable classics as “The Starry Night,” “Sunflowers,” and “Café Terrace at Night,” as well as many revealing self-portraits. Prices start at $39.99 for adults and $23.99 for children (ages 5-15), plus ticketing fees. This world-renowned art experience will be open for a limited time. Tickets, which will sell out quickly, are on sale now at www.beyondvangoghhartford.com.

“An imaginative and fully immersive adventure, ‘Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience,’ takes on the challenge of breathing new life into Van Gogh’s vast body of work. Using cutting-edge 3D projection technology and music to illuminate all his genius, guests can experience the artist with all their senses,” says Mathieu St-Arnaud, Normal Studio.

Guests are transported into Van Gogh’s world through an all new, exclusively designed space comprised of three areas that segue fluidly into each other. The Education Room leads into the unique Waterfall Room which flows into the Immersive Experience Room. Freed from their frames, Van Gogh’s spectacular paintings appear on projection-swathed walls inviting guests to fully immerse themselves into the incredible detail of his work and be enveloped in his ever-shifting,swirling and colorful flowers, cafes and stunning landscapes. And hearing the artist’s own dreams, thoughts and words set to a symphonic score drives an unmatched narrative experience.

“This distinctive and unique multimedia artistic adventure is deeply resonating with audiences. Encompassing a refreshing new twist unlike art lovers have seen before, ‘Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience’ gives a new appreciation of this tortured artist’s stunning work. Unsurprisingly millions of people all over the world credit Van Gogh with enhancing their relationship with art. Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience will only strengthen that connection,” says Justin Paquin, producer, Paquin Entertainment Group.

Cinematic Van Gogh exhibitions have crossed the ocean from European cities to North America in recent years and met with great critical acclaim, with sold-out audiences in every market. “Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” continues to amaze audiences and will stay in Hartford for a limited engagement before moving across North America. Art lovers near and far will have the opportunity to live this truly unique and unforgettable experience.

Beyond Van Gogh is coming to the Connecticut Convention Center. Photo credit: Timothy Norris (courtesy photo)

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