Starry Night meets Dallas

The Immersive Van Gogh exhibit, and why you should Gogh visit


Caroline Caruso

Guest Contributor Kiara Hinz shares her experience in the Immersive Van Gough exhibit in Dallas. Including more than 200 of his life’s paintings, the show illustrates the illustrator himself, artist Vincent Van Gough.

Kiara Hinz, Guest Contributor

Art exhibits in the Dallas area are renowned by its people for being amazing. The Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit is an art experience like no other. The exhibit isn’t a conventional art exhibit, but rather is a mixture of art, music, cinematography, and immersive theater designed to make you look at the art actively instead of passively. 

Vincent van Gogh was a post-Impressionist painter whose art is known for its beauty, emotion, color and of course sunflowers. This is beautifully displayed throughout the exhibit.

Massimiliano Siccardi’s, the creator of the Immersive Vincent Van Gogh Exhibit, goal was to create an exhibit that helps give you a sense of what it was like for Van Gogh to create his art. He achieved this by setting three different rooms to wander at free will and watch Vincent’s art come to life. The film immerses you in a projection on all the walls of the story of Vincent’s life and art. 

The film is thirty minutes long and can be watched as many times as you like and repeated viewings help provide the full experience in all the rooms. The first room is like a bedroom, the second is large with a balcony area similar to a concert hall, and the third, my favorite, has 3D mirrors in the middle where everything in the room is reflected.

It is fun for family and friends of all ages to have a good time at a place where it is Covid-19 safe and masks are required. Families can move around and have fun exploring the different rooms.

Although the experience is not inexpensive, it is worth it because the music is enjoyable and it was enlightening to sit or walk around and see what it was like for Van Gogh to create his art.