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Is a Trippy, Immersive Van Gogh Show Headed to DC?

Tickets for the show—which might look familiar to "Emily in Paris" fans—went on sale today at noon, but there is some murkiness surrounding the exhibition.

This is an updated version of this story.

“Van Gogh, The Immersive Experience,” says its heading to a “secret location” in cities across the country, but some of the mystery surrounding the exhibit is causing ticket-holders some anxiety—anxiety that was not helped by a report that the event’s ticket platform had the lowest rating from the Better Business Bureau, or by confusion between two different Van Gogh events coming to various American cities.

Van Gogh, The Immersive Experience”—a 20,000 square foot light-and-sound show featuring giant projections of the painter’s work —is the one that says it’s coming to Washington this summer. While an exact location has yet to be announced, tickets are on sale as of today, March 5, at noon.

The exhibit, similar in concept to the one featured in episode five of Netflix’s Emily in Paris, says it will feature 360-degree projections onto 15,000 square-foot screens, including eight of Van Gogh’s creations, plus a short virtual reality side-journey through “a day in the life of the artist.” 

According to the organizers, it’s suitable for all ages.

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Amy Moeller
Editor, Washingtonian Weddings

Amy leads Washingtonian Weddings and writes Style Setters for Washingtonian. Prior to joining Washingtonian in March 2016, she was the editor of Capitol File magazine in DC and before that, editor of What’s Up? Weddings in Annapolis.