October 4, 2022

Immerse Yourself!


Last year's immersive Van Gogh was a huge hit. Folks just loved the marrying of technology and art, and now there is a venue that will permanently do just that!

Hall des Lumiéres is an all-new art space in downtown Manhattan, across from City Hall Park. The building itself is worth the trip, as it's an historic structure which served as the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank in the early 1900s, the first Beaux-Arts skyscraper in New York City. It's been empty for years now, so we're thrilled the hall is being put to such good use, as a canvas for artists' work. 

First up? An Austrian pioneer in painting and art nouveau, symbolist painter Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), with Gold in Motion, a celebration of his work. Complex symbolist compositions, geometric shapes, languid lines and the use of gold and gold leaf mark his pieces...perfect for the immersive treatment.

Klimt's most iconic paintings, like The Kiss and The Tree of Life come alive in the exhibit through animation and projection technology along with music and motion design. Viewers will truly feel enveloped by Klimt's work, the way the organizers intend them to.

Entry is permitted up to 30 minutes from set times, and can be purchased here. ($35.66 per person; $74.77 gives you special access that allows you to show up whenever you want.)  Some tix will be available at the door, but we'd suggest buying them beforehand to make sure you get in. You can plan to spend an hour to get the full effect of the experience.

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