The Museum of the Delta in Greenwood has been named the next stop for the nationally acclaimed “Van Gogh for All” immersive exhibit, with the installation set to become open to the public on December 1.
Before arriving at the Lauren Rodgers Museum in Laurel and Greenwood’s museum, the exhibit entertained visitors in cities such as Chicago, Ill., Houston, Texas, and more.
Now, the “Van Gogh for All” installation is set to be available in Greenwood for residents and visitors to experience over the next four months.
“Needless to say, we were thrilled to be chosen,” Lisa Cookson, Executive Director of the Museum of the Delta, explained. “If what we’ve heard from other locations happens here, we’re expecting this will bring in visitors not only from the local Greenwood area, but it will draw from all over the region.”
The exhibit is designed to captivate and immerse visitors in the colorful world of Vincent van Gogh through work from his time in Arles, Saint-Rémy, and Auvers sur Oise.
Utilizing modern technology and interactive learning to immerse and transport guests into the world of Vincent van Gogh, visitors will be granted insight into his genius, his challenges, and how he created his most world-renowned pieces.
During their time at the installation, visitors can witness and interact with large, 3D versions of van Gogh’s paintings, and step even further into his world through life-size recreations of his bedroom, studio, and his iconic “Café Terrace at Night.” Patrons will also have an opportunity to try their hand at creating still life and self-portraits through various workshops.
One of the most prominent pieces of the exhibit is a 12-foot-wide interactive screen that lets visitors experience van Gogh’s most famous painting and dreamscape, “Starry Night,” in a new and unique way.
For attendees who want to experience van Gogh’s masterpieces as they are, the exhibit will have replicas of some of his most famous paintings, including “The Yellow House,” “Irises,” “The Siesta,” “The Bedroom,” “The Postman,” “Self-Portrait,” and the famous “Sunflowers” – all recreated with great care to capture the spirit of van Gogh’s iconic art.
“Greenwood Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to celebrate the art of Vincent van Gogh right here in our town and be able to share the experience with our visitors from all over the U.S. and abroad,” Ashley Farmer, Executive Director, stated. “People can package a visit to the exhibit with other attractions in Greenwood and the Delta and stay a few nights.”
Museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with the exhibit itself being a ticketed event.