After being indoors for months, all of us are in dire need of multi-sensory experience, to say the least. And, it looks like the universe has heard us, as the Vincent Van Gogh exhibition which has had successful stints in Australia, Asia and Europe, is now coming to the United States as a permanent exhibition. By Amitha Ameen

 

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The United States will soon be introducing its first multi-sensory museum experience, The LUME, which will debut in the Museum of Art at Newfields in Indianapolis, Indiana, in June 2021. The new Vincent Van Gogh exhibition, which will be a permanent fixture, is being created by an Australian-based company Grande Experiences and will be similar to other Van Gogh exhibits across the globe.

“THE LUME is the next generation digital art gallery. It is the natural extension of Grande Exhibitions’ successful travelling exhibitions businesses and is perfectly positioned to serve the world’s growing appetite for authentic and meaningful shared experiences,” read a statement from Founder & CEO, Grande Exhibitions, Bruce Peterson, on the official website.

 

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“I am very pleased that we have been able to partner with Grande Experiences to become the first museum in the country to fully embrace the future of digital exhibitions. My experience on other continents demonstrated how the combination of cutting-edge digital projection technology and great works of art can motivate new audiences to engage with art exhibitions,” Forbes quoted Dr Charles L Venable, The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO at Newfields.

Spread over more than 30,000 square metres on the museum’s fourth floor and equipped with 150 state-of-the-art projectors, this will be the largest continuous exhibition space in the 137-year-old history of Newfield. The projectors will transform over 3,000 two dimensional paintings of Van Gogh’s into three-dimensional immersive experiences. The experience will be fused with classical music and guests will be offered food and beverage during the exhibit.

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