New Digital Art Museum Brings Van Gogh To The U.S. In Immersive Experience
Photo Credit: Maria Korneeva | Getty Images

Photo Credit: Maria Korneeva | Getty Images

New Digital Art Museum Brings Van Gogh To The U.S. In Immersive Experience

Indianapolis , United States
Leah Freeman-Haskin
Leah Freeman-Haskin Oct 19, 2020

From Tokyo to Paris, immersive digital art museums are popping up all over the world–combining great art and cutting-edge technology. Now, the United States is getting its own digital art exhibit courtesy of the Lume Indianapolis.

Starting June of 2021, 30,000 square feet of gallery space at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields will be home to a new digital art exhibit, using 150 high-definition projectors to transform two-dimensional paintings into three-dimensional works of art that move from the floor to the ceiling of the gallery.

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The Lume Indianapolis’s inaugural exhibit will feature masterpieces from the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. Visitors will get to experience 3,000 moving images of Van Gogh’s paintings, including two of his most famous, Sunflowers (1888) and The Starry Night (1889). In short, visitors will be able to walk inside the masterful world of a Van Gogh painting.

“The exhibition featured in THE LUME will move far beyond the static nature of traditional art exhibitions. The LUME Indianapolis will be a new permanent attraction at Newfields, with the first year’s show featuring the breathtaking paintings of Vincent van Gogh. Friends and families of all ages are sure to enjoy the fascinating world of Van Gogh and his captivating art in a brand-new light,” reads a statement on the Newfields’ website.

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As the museum rolls out its reopening plans, a face mask is required in all public spaces at Newfields. Parents are also encouraged to follow CDC guidelines regarding the use of masks on all children over the age of two years old.

Tickets for the digital exhibit will go on sale prior to the June 2021 opening.