Dalí Museum Van Gogh Alive experience extended

The Dalí Museum Van Gogh Alive experience has been extended due to popular demand. The immersive “Van Gogh Alive,” which provides an illuminating view into the life and work of the brilliant artist, will now remain on view at The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, FL through June 13, 2021.

Tickets through May 2 are available now on www.TheDali.org with a final set of tickets, through the show’s end, to be released subsequently.

Dalí Museum Van Gogh Alive

“The experience blends art and technology to educate visitors about Vincent van Gogh’s development as an artist and the rhythms of his turbulent life,” Hank Hine, executive director at The Dalí Museum, said.

From his famous Starry Night to his radiant Sunflowers, Vincent van Gogh’s vibrant work invites viewers to revel in color, light and sound. Dalí Museum visitors will experience Van Gogh’s works in an immersive art experience that harnesses multi-sensory technology, including projection and synchronized music, to open a new window into the celebrated painter’s artistic genius.

Visitors will feel the sensation of walking right into Van Gogh’s paintings – an experience that is both educational and inspiring.

The exhibition features more than 3,000 Van Gogh images at enormous scale, viewed through high-definition projectors and synchronized to a powerful classical score. Cinema-quality surround sound amplifies the emotion generated by the works themselves. In addition to the iconic works featured, visitors can examine Van Gogh’s inspiration via photographs and video displayed alongside them. The installationis powered by SENSORY4™, a unique system developed by Grande Experiences of Melbourne, Australia.

“Van Gogh and Dalí shared a passion for landscape and the portal it provides to a hidden world,” Hine said. “A glimpse of Van Gogh’s world will be transformed onto the walls and floors of our gallery, providing a dramatic and awe-inspired experience for our audience.”

Dalí Museum Van Gogh Alive Tickets, Hours and Location

To control capacities and ensure safe physical distancing, advanced-purchase, timed tickets are required for all visitors. Tickets for The Dalí are all-inclusive and include the unparalleled collection of Dalí’s works, the Museum’s gardens and other on-site features.

Coinciding with the run of “Van Gogh Alive,” The Dalí is open daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. with extended hours until 9 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays to offer more opportunities to welcome visitors while operating at reduced capacity for health and safety reasons.

The Dalí Museum is located at One Dalí Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. For more information visit TheDali.org.

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who is considered one of the most influential figures in the history of Western art. Van Gogh grew up in a religious family and struggled with mental illness; mystery surrounds the circumstances that led to his cutting off his own ear and to his suicide at the age of 37. His artwork is celebrated for its intense color and the pioneering use of a technique known as impasto.

“Van Gogh Alive” installation rendering Copyright: © MAAG

The Dalí Museum is committed to using technology to create digital and interactive encounters that enhance visitors’ understanding and enjoyment. Dalí fans can step into one of his quintessential surrealist works in Dreams of Dalí, an award-winning Virtual Reality (VR) experience available on VR streaming sites; find new meaning in Dalí’s complex monumental oil paintings via the Museum’s Augmented Reality (AR) experience on The Dalí app available for iOS and Android; and visitors to the Museum are greeted by a reimagined Salvador Dalí which employs artificial intelligence technology in Dalí Lives.

By partnering with Grande Experiences, The Dalí’s presentation of “Van Gogh Alive” builds on the Museum’s commitment to artistic innovation, inviting visitors to experience another provocative artist in an entirely new, entirely accessible and entirely transformative way.

Additional programs and information on registration/tickets and programming related to Dalí Museum Van Gogh Alive are available at TheDali.org/events.

Van Gogh inspired items at Museum Store and Café

Inspired by one of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings, Café Gala features a Starry Night Cheese Plate, featuring roasted red wine pear, Danish blue cheese, aged Gouda, apricot jam, spiced cashews, sliced starfruit, caper berries and grilled artisan breads, in addition to Boterkoek, a Dutch butter cake.

The Museum Store showcases a selection of gifts and souvenirs celebrating Van Gogh’s canvasses Sunflowers, Starry Night and Almond Blossom.

About The Dalí Museum

The Dalí Museum, located in the heart of picturesque downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, is home to an unparalleled collection of over 2,400 Salvador Dalí works, including nearly 300 oil paintings, watercolors and drawings, as well as more than 2,100 prints, photographs, posters, textiles, sculptures and objets d’art.

The Museum’s nonprofit mission, to care for and share its collection locally and internationally, is grounded by a commitment to education and sustained by a culture of philanthropy.

The Dalí is recognized internationally by the Michelin Guide with a three-star rating; has been deemed “one of the top buildings to see in your lifetime” by AOL Travel News; and named one of the ten most interesting museums in the world by Architectural Digest

The building itself is a work of art, including a geodesic glass bubble, nicknamed The Enigma, featuring 1,062 triangular glass panels, a fitting tribute to Salvador Dalí’s legacy of innovation and transformation. 

Explore The Dalí anytime with the free Dalí Museum App, available on Google Play and in the App Store.

Health and Safety at The Dalí

The Dalí continues to implement procedures to help protect the health and safety of visitors, volunteers, members and staff.

The Museum is operating at reduced capacity via advanced timed tickets. All staff and visitors are required to wear masks and have a thermal temperature check upon entering the building. Physical distancing reminders, plexi-screens and hand-sanitizer stations are placed in key locations. All payments at parking, store and café must be via credit card only. More information about The Dalí’s safety precautions can be found at TheDali.org/safety.


About Grande Experiences

Grande Experiences, the creator and promoter of “Van Gogh Alive,” specializes in the creation, design, production, promotion and installation of large-scale exhibitions with broad cultural appeal and engaging, entertaining and educational content. From concept to completion, Grande Experiences creates visually and technically stunning masterpieces and transports them around the world.

Its experiences have travelled to over 150 cities across six continents, to audiences in excess of 17 million people.

Grande Experiences is based in Melbourne, Australia, with satellite offices in the UK and the U.S. Grande Experiences also owns and operates Museo Leonardo da Vinci, a permanent museum in a prestigious central location in Rome, Italy.


What is SENSORY4™?

Developed by Grande Experiences, SENSORY4™ is a unique system that combines multi-channel motion graphics, cinema-quality surround sound and up to 40 high-definition projectors to provide one of the most exciting multi-screen environments in the world. The resulting experience is dynamic, informative and visually spectacular. Incredibly detailed images flow through the mass of projectors and merge with digital surround sound to saturate the space in a breathtaking immersive display.

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