The highly anticipated interactive exhibit “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” will be heading to Schenectady’s Armory Studios NY.
The news comes several weeks after organizers first announced that the exhibit was headed for the region. It’s one of several van Gogh exhibits on tour across North America, each offering different experiences.
“The Immersive Experience” boasts a “20,000-square-foot light and sound spectacular featuring two-story projections of the artist’s most compelling works,” according to promoters Exhibition Hub and Fever.
There is also a virtual reality component called “A Day in the Life of the Artist in Arles, France” in which viewers can travel through some of van Gogh’s paintings and see the inspiration behind them.
Armory Studios NY (formerly known as the Schenectady Armory Center) has transformed into a filming soundstage in recent years and has recently hosted HBO’s “Pretty Little Liars” reboot and Showtime’s “Three Women,” among other projects.
Co-owner Ray Legere sees hosting the interactive exhibit as an extension of the venue’s production work.
“It fits in with what we’re doing,” Legere said.
The exhibit will be held at Armory Studio’s Drill Hall, Studio A, which is a 30,000-square-foot studio with soaring, 50-foot-high beamed ceilings.
According to the exhibit’s website, “The Immersive Experience” opens Thursday, May 26, and will run through much of the summer season. Hours are 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Fridays; 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Saturdays and holidays; and 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sundays.
The exhibit is expected to take between 60 and 75 minutes to tour. General admission starts at $32.20 for adults and $19.10 for children.
For information, visit vangoghexpo.com.