HOUSTON — When admiring a Van Gogh painting, it’s easy to imagine strolling under The Starry Night or past a fragrant Almond Blossom tree.
Soon, you’ll be able to do just that in H-Town.
Houston is one of a handful of U.S. cities chosen to host Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience this fall. (Tickets recently went on sale for a different exhibit called "Immersive Van Gogh" that is coming this summer)
Added 3/13: The Better Business Bureau has posted a story about the confusion between the Van Gogh shows. Here is their story and tips for anyone interested in buying tickets to these or any event.
A one-of-a-kind virtual reality interactive guides you on a peaceful walk alongside Van Gogh to discover the inspiration behind eight of his iconic works.
The exhibit also includes separate galleries that chronicle the artist’s life, technique and influence.
Photos: Van Gogh Immersive Experience
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is “all digital, hands-free and perfect for our socially distant world,” according to the website.
Visitors will be required to wear masks and follow CDC guidelines.
"We believe there is a pent-up demand for immersive entertainment in a COVID-safe environment," said Mario Iacampo, CEO of Exhibition Hub. "As the world slowly returns to normal, Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience allows people to once again gather and enjoy art and entertainment in a safe, socially distanced manner."
He says it’s suitable for all ages and you should plan on an hour or so to see the whole thing.
The location in Houston will be announced on a future date.