A previous article provided information on “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” which is NOT the same as the critically acclaimed “Immersive Van Gogh”
“Immersive Van Gogh” is a large-scale animated projection exhibit of Vincent Van Gogh’s work that has gotten rave reviews on its multi-city run. Created by Italian immersive-exhibition pioneer Massimiliano Siccardi and involving more than “500,000 cubic feet of projections” it was even featured in the Netflix show, “Emily in Paris.” Unfortunately, many people who thought they were buying tickets for this experience were actually purchasing tickets for a different one called “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience.” And while the two shows have similar names, and nearly identical promotional materials, they are not in fact the same.
The dueling exhibits have caused confusion with many show-goers being duped into purchasing tickets for the smaller, copycat version of the experience.
While the large-scale “Immersive Van Gogh” is truly astonishing, “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” reportedly relies at least in part on virtual reality headsets.
CBS reported that Fever Up, the European-based ticket seller for Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience has received 64 complaints to the Better Business Bureau, 59 of them in the past 12 months.
“Check before you GOGH,” warns “Immersive Van Gogh’s” website. “If you want to experience the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit that is taking Chicago by storm and sold out in Los Angeles and San Francisco, ensure you are buying your tickets vangoghnyc.com or our verified partners.”
“Immersive Van Gogh,” opens in NYC on June 10, with tickets starting at $39.99. “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience,” opens in NYC on July 1, with tickets starting at $39.90.