This Monet-Inspired Immersive Exhibit Is Coming To a City Near You

published Jul 20, 2021
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Seeing your favorite works of art in person is something any art or history lover can appreciate, but seeing iconic masterpieces come to life with the help of technology is an experience unlike any other. Hot on the heels of Immersive Van Gogh comes Monet by the Water, a traveling immersive exhibit inspired by — you guessed it — French painter Claude Monet.

Making its debut in San Francisco in December, it’s described as a “new groundbreaking traveling exhibit connecting audiences to the timeless beauty of Claude Monet’s art, utilizing 21st-century technology” to create a 360-degree multisensory experience thanks to 40,000 square feet filled with more than 300 pieces of Monet’s art displayed on 26-foot-high multi-screen projections, along with original music and sound effects. Per a press release announcing the exhibit, “Monet by the Water takes guests on a journey to enjoy the tranquility of his Giverny’s gardens, explore the coastline of his beloved Normandy, travel along the banks of the Seine, and gaze at the colors of his flowers.”

The exhibit will travel to Minneapolis, Atlanta, Seattle, Miami, Denver, St. Louis, and Philadelphia in 2022, and while tickets aren’t available yet for the San Francisco location, you can join a virtual waitlist to score notifications and more information about sales. Oh, and each destination will be stationed at a “secret location,” with each venue “meticulously designed to create a consistent and optimized experience for guests.”

“We see Monet as a pioneer of immersion, completely surrounding people with the beauty and precision of his colors,” said Ricardo Dotta, co-founder of Mira, the Museum of Immersive Roaming Arts, one of the exhibit’s presenters. “In honor of this thought, with Monet by the Water, we aim to extend his work through technological possibilities, generating spaces where the landscape fits the viewer’s scale.” Seeing your favorite Monet works in person is an unforgettable experience, but getting to step inside them is surely priceless.