Tickets to the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit are selling fast. Located in San Francisco on Van Ness and Market Street now through September 2021, the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit promises to be a memorable day with the more famous Van Gogh artworks.
Rather than walking among small framed paintings, massive projectors illuminate the space all around you including the floors and you stay in the same area. This multi-dimensional art experience includes animation between the humongous artworks set to a very loud audio soundtrack. It scratches the itch for the cultural enrichment many of us have been craving.
🌻 What is Immersive Van Gogh all about?
Guests are immersed in 300,000 cubic feet of stunning projection animating the master’s artwork. Wander through the hangar-sized room or have a seat in a socially distanced circle on the floor. From any spot in the giant room, you can see vivid brushstroke, detail, and color. The current iteration of the exhibition is custom-designed specifically for San Francisco and is meant to be astonishing in scale, breathtakingly imaginative, and a completely new look at the artist’s work.
Specific artwork includes Van Gogh’s works from his sunny landscapes and night scenes, to his portraits and still life such as Les Mangeurs de Pommes de Terre (The Potato Eaters, 1885) to La Nuit étoilée (Starry Night, 1889), Les Tournesols (Sunflowers, 1888), and La Chambre à coucher (The Bedroom, 1889).
Once you’re there, there are many ways to enjoy Immersive Van Gogh San Francisco. Socially distant circles are in all of the art zones so you can stay an appropriate distance from members outside your household group. You can move through the art room, find a spot you love to enjoy the view (they’ll sell you a cushion!) or sit on a bench. There is also a raised loft viewing area in the middle of the room that has limited capacity.
Will kids like it?
Probably! Van Gogh’s major artworks are colorful and enduring. There’s a lot to love, but kids are kids, so they might surprise you. I love that kids five and under are free — but I’d still feel pretty frustrated if we had to leave early after shelling out for my own tickets. You know your child best.
It is also LOUD. Bring ear protection for sensitive kids and adults.
Covid-19 Safety Measures: Or Why It’s Safe to GOGH
That LOL pun is theirs, not mine.
- Social distancing circles guide you safely through the exhibition.
- Everyone must wear masks.
- Increased sanitization protocols are in effect.
- Reduced operating capacity in line with state guidelines.
If you’re not ready to head indoors for a big gathering don’t push yourself. That said, I felt pretty comfortable in the wide-open space with high ceilings and lots of room to move. Every person was masked and hand sanitizer was free-flowing.
Plan your visit to the Immersive Van Gogh Experience in San Francisco
Location: SVN West San Francisco (Formerly The Fillmore West) @ 10 South Van Ness Ave at Market St, San Francisco
Prices: Tickets are $40 to $50 per adult (based on peak or off-peak); $25 for children ages 6 to 16; free for children 5 and under. You can upgrade your ticket for more Van Gogh goodies and rent seating. Buy Tickets >>