The Immersive Van Gogh and Banksy Exhibits Taking Over the U.S. This Summer
The Immersive Van Gogh and Banksy Exhibits Taking Over the U.S. This Summer

The Immersive Van Gogh and Banksy Exhibits Taking Over the U.S. This Summer

Find the most iconic art in your city right now. 🎨


Published August 01, 2021

They say civilizations are remembered by their artists...and the state-of-the-art immersive exhibits highlighting them, of course!

And dazzling, room-engulfing projections of the iconic works of Van Gogh and Banksy in NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles & Toronto are proving just that. 

One exhibit is a deep dive into the life and works of Gogh: one of the most influential figures in the history of Western Art, while the other is the largest Banksy Exhibit ever assembled, celebrating the England-based street artist/political activist whose identity remains unconfirmed to this day. (Talk about range.)   

Plus: there’s now diverse ways to experience each, including Date Night packages and Yoga classes, all while surrounded by iconic art. We’ve broken down what exhibits have which offerings, below. Scroll down to find your city!

P.S. There’s a surprise at the end for our Toronto Bucket Listers!

New York City

Immersive Van Gogh

Taking over a larger-than-life two-story space at Pier 36 in lower Manhattan, Immersive Van Gogh made its NYC debut in the world after international acclaim. The NYC Immersive Van Gogh is on through September 6th, 2021, and features:

Date Night:

Whether for an anniversary, engagement, or just a night out—this will transform your night into one for the ages. On arrival, you’re escorted together to a private balcony booth, with a birds-eye view of the exhibit. Here you can snuggle up with your sweetheart and take in the illuminating imagery, all while nibbling on Neuhaus chocolate truffles.

Packages start at $299.99

Yoga Class:

Tone your body and enrich your spirit while bathed in the animated, jaw dropping works of the legendary Van Gogh! All fitness levels are welcome to enroll in these 35 min yoga classes, and to stay 25 mins after to purely enjoy the exhibit. Each workout is choreographed in harmony with the music, sounds, light, and moving images from Van Gogh’s masterpieces, for the ultimate sensory experience.  

When: Offered on Thursdays and Saturdays
Tickets: $54.99 per person

General Admission:

To see the exhibit as it was masterfully created (ie: by the world-renowned master of digital art, Italy’s Massimiliano Siccardi), General Admission is the way to go. Experience floor-to-ceiling projections of Van Gogh, produced in stunning quality thanks to the help of 90 million pixels, 500,000+ cubic feet of projections, and powerful score.

Tickets starting at $40 per person

Where: Pier 36 New York, NY
When: Open now - September 6
Book your visit.

 


Chicago

Immersive Van Gogh

Open now until November 28th, Chicagonians can experience the incredible works of Van Gogh in the Lighthouse Artspace in Old Town. The remarkable works of the post-impressionist painter are also dazzling art lovers in the three above mentioned ways, but here’s the Windy City details:

Date Night:

Chicagonian couples are escorted to a private “Juliet” balcony to snuggle with their sweetheart with a bird’s eye view of the exhibition. Here, delicate mirrors and a floor of rose petals reflect the projections (and create the ultimate romantic photo opportunity!) Take in the view while nibbling on chocolate truffles and sipping on luxurious champagne.

Packages starting at $349.99 
And: want to keep the night going? Select a deluxe package to include a stay at one of Chicago’s nicest hotels.
Packages for $549.99

Yoga Classes: 

Tone your body and enrich your spirit while bathed in the animated, jaw dropping works of the legendary Van Gogh! All fitness levels are welcome to enroll in these 35 min yoga classes (each synchronized to the sounds and imagery of the exhibit), and to stay 25 mins after to purely enjoy the art.  

When: Offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Tickets: $54.99 per person

General Admission:

And once again, to see the exhibit as it was masterfully created (ie: by the world-renowned master of digital art, Italy’s Massimiliano Siccardi) General Admission is the way to go. 

Tickets starting at $40 per person

Where: Lighthouse ArtSpace, 3418 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
When: Open now - November 28th
Book your visit.

The Art of Banksy

Moving over to the West Loop, this globally acclaimed showcase features original and authenticated works from the most intriguing and talked-about artist in modern history. 

On display are prints, canvases, screenprints, sculptures, unique works and limited-edition pieces of Banksy’s most recognisable and well-known works. This includes iconic works such as ‘Girl and Balloon’, ‘Flower Thrower’ and ‘Rude Copper,’ alongside some of Banksy’s lesser known masterpieces. 

Tickets starting at $40 per person

When: Opens August 14th, reservations filling quickly!
Venue: TBD
Book your visit.

 


San Francisco 

Immersive Van Gogh

Located in the SVN West is the San Francisco portal to the magnificent works of the Dutch Impressionist. Open through September 19th, San Franciscans can experience both a general admission and yoga classes under the magic of the Immersive Van Gogh projections.

Tickets starting at $40 per person 

Yoga Class:

Tone your body and enrich your spirit while bathed in the animated works of the legendary Vincent Van Gogh! All fitness levels are welcome to enroll in these 35 min yoga classes (each synchronized to the sounds and imagery of the exhibit). After your class, you are invited to stay and experience the art around you one more time.  

When: Offered Thurs - Sun
Tickets: $54.99 per person

General Admission:

See the exhibit as it was masterfully created, ie: by the world-renowned master of digital art, Italy’s Massimiliano Siccardi, with General Admission.

Tickets starting at $40 per person

Where: Lighthouse ArtSpace, 3418 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
When: Open now - November 28th
Book your visit.

The Art of Banksy

The SF Banksy Exhibit will have a premiere launch at a currently secret venue in the heart of San Francisco this November. 

On display will be prints, canvases, screenprints, sculptures, unique works and limited-edition pieces of Banksy’s most recognisable and well-known works. This includes iconic works such as ‘Girl and Balloon’, ‘Flower Thrower’ and ‘Rude Copper,’ alongside some of Banksy’s lesser known masterpieces.

Tickets starting at $50 per person

When: Opens November 22nd, 2021, reservations filling quickly!
Venue: TBD
Book your visit.

 


Los Angeles

Immersive Van Gogh

Located on Sunset Boulevard is the Los Angeles Immersive Van Gogh, filled with the magnificent works of the Dutch Impressionist. Open until January, Los Angelonians can experience the magic of the Immersive Van Gogh projections.

Tickets starting at $40 per person 

When: Open now - January 2
Venue: 6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Book your visit. 

Toronto

Immersive Van Gogh

Open now until the beginning of January, see the iconic works of Van Gogh in the Toronto Star building. The venu returns to the city in two capacities: GA, as well as Barre and Yoga classes! 

Tickets starting at $35 per person 

Barre and Yoga Classes

Imagine taking a yoga or barre class while being bathed in full-room projections of the animated, jaw dropping works of the legendary Vincent Van Gogh!

Barre Flow : Barre is a fitness style based in ballet technique that uses isometric holds at points to allow participants to take in their surroundings while also finding a deep burn in the muscle that they are activating during that hold. 

Vinyasa Flow style yoga class : Yoga poses are linked together with breath in a flowing sequence. The style, pace and intensity will be appropriate for levels 1-2. Classes will be sequenced around a peak pose. The last few minutes will allow attendees to fully let go and observe the immersive experience in stillness.

People of all fitness levels can sign up for Barre Flow classes, and each workout is choreographed in harmony with the music, sounds, light and moving images.

When: Dates vary
Tickets: $54.99 per person

General Admission

See the exhibit as it was masterfully created, ie: by the world-renowned master of digital art, Italy’s Massimiliano Siccardi, with General Admission..

Tickets starting at $35 per person

When: Open now - January 2
Venue: The Toronto Star Building, 1 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M5E 1W7 CANADA
Book your visit. 

Illusionarium

Ok...HUGE BONUS Bucket List Item that will leave you in awe! You have to check out the Illusionarium. 

Explore a labyrinth of mysterious rooms transporting you to different eras of illusion. Each complete with 3D projections, life-like holograms, and live magicians—making  this the first time audiences can marvel at the greatest illusions up close. All while in a socially-distanced setting.

Conceived by British high-tech magician, Jamie Allan (iMagician), this experiential exhibit blends Jamie’s encyclopedic knowledge on the history of magic with state-of-the-art-technology to bring illusions of the past into the 21st century.

Pricing starts at $189 

When: Date and Time varies - starts July 28th!
Where: 1 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M5E 1W7 CANADA
Book your visit.

 

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