The massive, dreamlike exhibition of Van Gogh’s artworks coming to Boston will be hosted in an equally grandiose venue.
After much anticipation, the surprise location of Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience has been unveiled as the historic Strand Theatre!
With over a century of history, the Strand Theatre opened its doors in 1918 as a state-of-the art movie and vaudeville venue. Its architecture features luxurious golden trim and ornate ceilings that are just as dazzling as the events hosted inside. Throughout the years, the Strand has been home to all kinds of entertainment, from big-name acts like Tracey Chapman and BB King to music video shooting for Aerosmith and New Kids On The Block.
Now, from September 29th, the Strand will host a new kind of entertainment show—a 4D experience that surrounds you with artistic masterpieces on all sides. As opposed to gazing at just one painting from afar in a museum, you’ll be able to walk inside a selection of Van Gogh’s greatest works at this exhibit. The vibrant colors and masterly brushstrokes will swirl around you as you experience these post-impressionist works at a surreal scale.
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, from renowned European “edu-tainment” company Exhibition Hub, utilizes a unique combination of several dozen projectors, 15,000-square-foot screens, plus a separate high-tech VR adventure, to create a mind-bending 360° digital art experience. Plus, their cutting-edge video mapping process is only used by a few companies around the world!
This exhibition will completely transform The Strand’s space of 56,000 into a wonderfully surreal and vibrant atmosphere. You can find the theater at 543 Columbia Road in Dorchester.
[featured image: wbur.org / Robin Lubbock]