October 26, 2015
On view through Jan. 10, 2016
Innovative uses of technology provide an immersive experience where multiple senses are activated. The exaggerated perspective apparent in some of Van Gogh’s key works like his Bedroom in Arles, his interest in color, and the emotion his works evoke is amplified when a viewer is surrounded by images and sound at a massive scale.
Through projections of Van Gogh’s work, visitors can explore the life and work of this prolific artist during the period 1880 to 1890 and interpret his thoughts, feelings and state of mind during his time in Arles, Saint Rémy and Auver-sur-Oise, France, the locations where he created many of his timeless masterpieces.
Visitors may view artworks from new angles and discover distinct perspectives. Accompanying panels tell Van Gogh’s story through commentary on his body of work, his painting technique, and what inspired (or drove) him. But, for many, the best experience may come from simply standing still, as waves of sights and sounds animate the colors and emotion of Van Gogh.
Made possible through a generous grant from the Atwood Foundation. Anchorage Museum members enjoy free admission to this special exhibition. Non-member tickets are $12-$20.