Step inside the works of post-Impressionist icon Vincent van Gogh when Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, produced by Paquin Entertainment Group, opens at the Pensacola Fairgrounds beginning August 5. This stunningly beautiful exhibition blends over 300 of van Gogh’s most celebrated works with cutting-edge projection technology and a specially curated musical soundtrack to tell the story of one of history’s most enduring and influential artists in a completely unforgettable cinematic multimedia experience.
Tickets for this unique sensory extravaganza are on sale now and start at $39.99 for adults and $23.99 for children (ages 5-15). Tickets are available at vangoghpensacola.com.
In Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, van Gogh’s spectacular paintings are liberated from their two-dimensional realms and rendered into three-dimensional, fully-immersive scenes that swirl and flow with color and movement, exhilarating every sense. Wander through iconic works as they come alive around you, including beloved classics such as “The Starry Night,” “Sunflowers,” and “Café Terrace at Night,” and be enveloped by a selection of his iconic and revealing self-portraits which just might blink back at you. Visitors are taken on a journey through the artist’s world from darkness to light, enhanced by his own dreams, thoughts, and words, set to a stirring symphonic score in this sensational narrative experience that appeals to a whole new generation of art enthusiasts and van Gogh fans alike.
“Seeing everything on this scale provides a unique perspective on how van Gogh represented the power of nature and color in his works, and how he used art for healing,” said Fanny Curtat, art history consultant for Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience.
Beginning in the Education Room, visitors connect with Vincent van Gogh through personal letters he wrote to his brother and greatest supporter, Theo. Visitors then move into the heart of the exhibition, the Immersive Room, where van Gogh’s works are freed from their frames to dominate the space and fully immerse the audience in the incredible detail in his work, awakening their imagination in a playful and dreamlike way as they are enveloped in colorful flowers, cafes, and stunning landscapes, shifting and swirling across the projection-swathed walls and floor.
“We’re incredibly proud of this cutting-edge exhibition and the fact that audiences are responding so enthusiastically, with over 5 million tickets sold to date,” said Justin Paquin, President, Paquin Exhibitions & Theatrical.
As one of the most successful traveling exhibitions in the world, Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience has achieved great critical acclaim and sold-out audiences in over 60 markets across North and South America.
“Even if you’re not very familiar with van Gogh’s incredible works,” furthered Curtat, “this is an excellent access point to his world and a way to connect to the artist behind the art.”
WHEN: August August 5th – September 9th, 2023
Sunday – Thursday: 10:00am – 8:00pm (Last Entry: 7PM)
Friday & Saturday: 10:00am – 9:00pm (Last Entry: 8PM)
WHERE: Pensacola Interstate Fair, Building 6, 6655 Mobile Hwy, Pensacola FL 32526
TICKETS: Tickets begin at $39.99 for adults and $23.99 for children (ages 5-15), plus ticketing fees, and are on sale now at vangoghpensacola.com.