Beyond Van Gogh coming to Augusta’s James Brown Arena in May

Original paintings by Vincent Van Gogh can be viewed all over the world at museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Musee D’Orsay in Paris and, of course, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. But this summer, you’ll be able to step into projections of his works – including Starry Night – in Augusta’s own James Brown Arena. 

Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience will be open to the public May 21-June 26.

Getting it ready for visitors will take 10 days and many hands, according to French-Canadian director Mathieu St-Arnaud, who created the experience. Setup will be done by five members of the Beyond Van Gogh team and they will hire 12 local workers to assist. Forty employees will remain with the project during the production.

More than 300 pieces created with more than 4 trillion content pixels in multi-dimensional projections will be on display in the more than 30,000-square-foot space. Guests move through different rooms with walls wrapped in light and color while listening to music and reading the words of the historic painter. 

Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience uses more than 4 trillion content pixels in multi-dimensional projections to display more than 300 of the artist's works. It will be on view at James Brown Arena in Augusta from May 21-June 26.

“It was all about finding a middle ground between such a historic subject and cutting edge technology to tell the story differently and allow the audience to step foot into (Van Gogh’s) world,” art historian and creative team member Fanny Curtat said.

Guests begin their experience in the Introduction Hall, which features panels of biographical information and explanations of the major elements of the artist’s work. Then they step into the Waterfall Room filled with splashes and dots of colors flowing down the walls. The entire project takes approximately one hour to complete, Curtat said.

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