June 7, 2023 – Schenectady, N.Y. – Discover Schenectady announced today that the popular Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience in downtown Schenectady has now attracted 130,000 visitors and, as a result, the successful exhibit will have an extended run at Armory Studios NY until July 30. Ticket prices have also been reduced for the remainder of the run.
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience has been wowing visitors and receiving rave reviews from exhibit-goers from Upstate New York and multiple Northeastern States since opening in Schenectady last May.
“Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience continues to bring visitors to Schenectady County,” said Todd Garofano, Discover Schenectady’s Executive Director. “The setting at Armory Studios NY offers an incredible backdrop for the exhibit which continues its successful run in downtown Schenectady. We are pleased to see this proven attraction continue through July.”
Guests are encouraged to reserve their tickets to Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience today. Standard admission starts as low as $30 for adults and $15 for children. Discounted tickets are also available for seniors, students, military veterans, families, and larger groups (over nine people). To purchase tickets click here.
Schenectady County, Discover Schenectady, the Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority, the City of Schenectady, and Armory Studios NY all worked together to bring the Van Gogh exhibit to downtown.
Special upcoming programming includes a Sensory Friendly and Autism Awareness Day, and there are plans for Yoga, a Paint and Gogh event, and Family Day events with LIVE music in the 360-degree immersive room. More details to follow and updates will be posted on the Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience ticket site.
To ensure easy access to the exhibit, Schenectady County has reserved over 200 FREE parking spaces located at the rear entrance to the Armory, providing direct access to the Van Gogh exhibit. Designated ADA parking is also available.
Detailed parking information is available at Discover Schenectady’s dedicated web page located here: https://www.discoverschenectady.com/events/van-gogh-the-immersive-experience/. The page also includes ticketing information along with details on where visitors can eat, drink, play and stay in Schenectady County while attending the exhibit.
Presented by Exhibition Hub, together with Fever, Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, allows visitors to take a journey into Van Gogh’s life through cutting-edge 360-degree digital projections, a one-of-a-kind Virtual Reality (VR) experience, and a light and sound show. Visitors will be able to step into more than 300 of Van Gogh’s sketches, drawings, and paintings by using floor-to-ceiling digital projections, made possible by state-of-the-art video mapping technology.
As well as the two-story tall central projection area, Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, also includes a one-of-a-kind VR experience in a separate gallery. This multi-sensory experience guides the viewer through a journey on “a day in the life of the artist,” providing a chance to discover the inspiration behind some of Van Gogh’s most beloved works including Vincent’s Bedroom at Arles, and Starry Night Over the Rhone River.
A drawing studio and additional galleries that explore the life, works and techniques of Van Gogh, create a truly immersive experience that provides its audience with a new, intimate understanding of the post-impressionist genius and his work.
To view a video trailer of Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience please click here.
About Exhibition Hub:
Exhibition Hub is a curator, producer and distributor of large exhibitions across the world, from the Americas to Europe and Asia. They deliver edutainment experiences to wide audiences and adapt their productions to the venue creating each time an original experience from museums, exhibition centres, galleries to shopping malls, old churches, historical buildings and other unique spots. Nowadays, Exhibition Hub focuses more and more on immersive experiences. They offer a spectacular 360° video, light and music experience and a one-of-a-kind virtual reality experience each a compliment to the immersive experiences, didactic introduction galleries allowing the visitor to immerse himself/herself into the artist before experiencing the spectacular larger than life projections all synchronised to an original score of music.
Fever is the leading global live-entertainment discovery platform which has helped millions of people discover the best experiences in their cities since 2014. With a mission to democratize access to culture and entertainment in real life through its platform, Fever inspires users to enjoy unique local experiences and events, from immersive exhibitions, interactive theatrical experiences, and festivals to molecular cocktail pop-ups, while empowering creators with data and technology to create and expand experiences across the world.
About Discover Schenectady:
Discover Schenectady is a non-profit organization responsible for promoting travel, tourism, conference and convention assets and opportunities throughout Schenectady County. Discover Schenectady inspires visitors to experience and enjoy that Schenectady County has to offer, from its vibrant communities with dining, entertainment and shopping to its gorgeous waterfront and outdoor activities. For more ways to Discover Schenectady County all year long, visit www.discoverschenectady.com