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Area15 opens a virtual Van Gogh exhibit of its own

Beating another scheduled Van Gogh exhibition to the virtual canvas, new art and entertainment district Area15  in Las Vegas is hosting "Van Gogh: The

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Beating another scheduled Van Gogh exhibition to the virtual canvas, new art and entertainment district Area15  in Las Vegas is hosting “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” through July 5.

It had previously been announced that another virtual Van Gogh exhibit currently touring the U.S., “Immersive Van Gogh,” would be making a stop in Las Vegas this summer.

In the Area 15 show, high-resolution digital projections of Vincent Van Gogh’s work are shown in the Portal, a 360-degree, projection-mapped room.

The production, by European entertainment producer Exhibition Hub, immerses guests into 300 of the artist’s masterpieces. Augmenting the visuals are a custom score and readings from Van Gogh’s letters to his brother.

“This unforgettable exhibition is about stepping into a 21st-century portal into the world of a 19th-century painter,” said Michael Beneville, Area15’s chief creative officer. “I have to believe Van Gogh — a passionate, visionary artist who didn’t achieve fame until after his death — would be pleased knowing people today can enjoy his work this way.”

Tickets for the timed 35-minute experience mapped specifically to fit the almost 7,000-square-foot Portal start at $35 for adults (20% off for military and seniors) and $19 for children. VIP tickets include general admission plus virtual-reality goggles to experience “A Day in the Life of the Artist in Arles, France,” a stroll with Van Gogh himself to explore the countryside that inspired his artwork.

“Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

The “Immersive Van Gogh” exhibition, presented by Lighthouse Immersive and Foster Entertainment, will be presented this summer at another Las Vegas location to be announced soon. That show is scheduled to begin July 1 and continue until at least Sept. 6.

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