I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Immersive Van Gogh

We were given complimentary tickets to Immersive Van Gogh for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own 

What: Immersive Van Gogh 

Where: Pier 36
             New York, NY

Who: All ages

Me -Immersive Van Gogh was interesting. It was like stepping into Vincent Van Gogh's paintings. At times, it was a bit too much, however, because the pictures changed so rapidly that it made my head spin a little. Some of the paintings were really pretty. They were very colorful which was nice. Others were very dark. I didn't like those as much. They gave off a very creepy vibe especially because the music playing was kind of creepy too. It was a very unique and mostly good experience.

Mom - A visit to the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit is quite different than a visit to a static art museum. It's like stepping into a whole new world and becoming part of the paintings. It's a kaleidoscope of rapidly changing shapes and colors as one picture quickly changes into another. If you suffer from motion sickness, it might be a bit too much for you, but if you have an extremely short attention span, it's perfect for you.

Although most of us are only familiar with Vincent Van Gogh from paintings like Starry Night, Irises and his self-portrait with his bandaged ear, and think of him as being a dark and tortured artist, his full body of work is much larger and not all as dark. There is a lot more light and a lot more color in many of his less familiar paintings. It's nice to have the opportunity to see so many more of his paintings through this exhibit.

In addition to the immersive portion of the exhibit, there is an interesting display of fashions based on Van Gogh's paintings. These are not the typical shirts with pictures of his paintings slapped on them that you would usually see either. They are clothes inspired by and created to represent his paintings rather than actually displaying them. Of course, there is also a large gift shop at the exhibit as well.

And that's our view. For more information or to purchase tickets to Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit New York go to www.vangoghnyc.com. You can also visit this website to find out about other Immersive Van Gogh exhibits around the country.

Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

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