ASHWAUBENON – Beautiful things come to those who wait.
A year after word first came that Green Bay would be among the cities getting a stop on “Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience,” we finally know some of the particulars.
The multimedia spectacle brings more than 300 of the famed post-impressionist painter’s works to life through cutting-edge projections onto walls, floors and columns in a large space. An instrumental soundtrack accompanies the installation. As guests walk through, they’re immersed in larger-than-life images as they flow across multiple surfaces and appear and disappear.
Among the iconic works featured across 30,000 square feet are “The Starry Night,” “Sunflowers” and “The Bedroom.”
When and where will it be?
The touring attraction will visit Hall C of Resch Expo from June 7 to Aug. 10.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Last entry is an hour before closing.
How much are tickets and when do they go on sale?
Tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. Thursday at vangoghgreenbay.com. Prices start at $33.99 for adults and $19.99 for children ages 5-15, plus ticketing fees.
Tickets “will sell out quickly,” according to a news release announcing the Resch Expo stop.
All tickets must be purchased online in advance for a timed entry slot. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Do children need a ticket?
Children age 4 and younger are free and do not require a ticket when with a paid adult. Strollers are allowed.
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Is this the first time it’s coming to Wisconsin?
No. The Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee hosted it in 2021. Its run was extended twice for a total of seven months, making it the highest-grossing event in the Wisconsin Center District’s history, with 196,000 tickets sold.
It has made stops at cities across the country. It also has visited seven cities in Canada as well as Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Panama and Peru.
A few quick, practical things to know about the experience.
Plan on spending about an hour to go through the exhibit.
There’s a cashless gift shop at the end.
Food or drink is not allowed.
There are limited places to sit down. Seating is first come, first served and encouraged to be made available for people with mobility issues.
Can I take photos to show friends and share on social media?
Yes. Photos for non-commercial use are welcome, but no recording of the event. Flash photography, professional photography, professional videography and tripods are not allowed.
Kendra Meinert is an entertainment and feature writer at the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Contact her at 920-431-8347 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @KendraMeinert.