Inside ‘Immersive Van Gogh’ Exhibit Making US Debut in Chicago


Inside the Germania Club building stands a new exhibit, about 40 feet high and 150 feet long. It’s a feast for your eyes featuring some of Vincent van Gogh’s greatest works. 

With 90 million pixels projecting onto 500,000 cubic feet throughout the gallery, artistic director Massimiliano Siccardi says the immersive experience reimagines what flashed before Van Gogh’s eyes in the final moments of his life. 

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With more than 400 licensed images, visitors are able to see every detail and brush stroke that went into pieces like “Sunflowers” and “The Bedroom.” 

A soundtrack created by Luca Longobardi, featuring his original compositions and works from other artists, aims to enhance the emotional experience. 

Digital circles on the floor allow attendees to soak up the exhibit while maintaining their social distance.

While this one-of-a-kind experience offers an in-depth look at Van Gogh’s work, Siccardi says he hopes it inspires people to visit more museums and appreciate art in its original form.


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The “Immersive Van Gogh” exhibit is on view at the Germania Club Building in Old Town through Nov. 28, 2021. Ticket information is available online.

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Angel Idowu is the JCS Fund of the DuPage Foundation Arts Correspondent.


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