The Van Gogh Experience had been in our city for a while, and I didn’t want to miss the chance to see it, so we decided to go on a Sunday morning when there were plenty of tickets. This is a temporary exhibit that travels to different cities, and as of January 2023, a closing date has not been announced.
The Albany, NY location for the Van Gogh Immersive Experience is at the Armory Studios.
Getting there is fairly easy with Google Maps, and it is located in Schenectady near GE and Proctors.
There is a parking lot near the Armory just for the Van Gogh exhibit, but there was also a large parking lot adjacent that was empty on Sunday morning.
We pre-purchased tickets online, and I am not sure that you can buy tickets at the door. Our regular adult admission was $39.90 per adult.
It was a quick check-in by scanning the QR codes on my phone.
The ticket attendant gave us some quick pointers and even took our photo in front of a beautiful sunflower wall before we headed in.
The experience is estimated to be 60-75 minutes, and I recommend going when you can take your time and savor the experience.
The exhibit is appropriate for all ages, and I think teens would enjoy it, but mostly if they have the patience for reading through a lot of signs and taking their time through the exhibits.
We were offered hot green tea, as Van Gogh was very influenced by Japanese artwork and culture.
The exhibits are a mix of different things, from 3D images to reproductions of art. It was neat to see things like this sculpture of Van Gogh come alive with light projections.
I liked the variety of exhibits and the creativity in showcasing the different aspects of Van Gogh’s life. This vase had video projections of flower paintings, and was an interesting way to see how Van Gogh painted flowers throughout his life.
There are a lot of informational signs, so there is a lot to read along the way. It was fascinating to learn so much about Van Gogh’s life, from various pieces of art and styles to his mental health, and of course the famous incident where he cut off his own hear.
The Immersive Room was probably my favorite part of the experience. This large room has 360° digital projections that make you feel like you are part of the art and videos. We reclined in slingback chairs, watching the display and listening to narration about the life of Van Gogh. I found this to be very relaxing, and a nice way to wrap up what I had learned about Van Gogh’s life.
Here is a clip from the immersive room:
@anationofmoms Enjoyed the Van Gogh Immersive Experience #vangogh #art #vangoghexhibition #albanyny #schenectadyny #vangoghalbany #capitalregion #vangoghexperience ♬ original sound – anationofmoms
The last thing we did was a coloring project. There is a room of drafting tables, crayons, and coloring pages to choose from. My daily life can be so hectic, and it was nice to go from the immersive room to sitting and doing some coloring.
Check out the Van Gogh Immersive Experience at https://vangoghexpo.com/
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This sounds amazing! I would love to go some day.
That looks like such an amazing experience. I would love to see it myself.
I can only imagine how incredible this experience must have been. The immersive rooms looks amazing and seems like the best part of your visit.
This sounds like a unique experience. The tickets are too pricey for me.
It’s a wonderful and unique experience! I would like to visit it one day with my whole family!
This looks so cool and would absolutely love to see this for myself in all honesty! Thank you for sharing and showing this to my husband 😉
This sounds like a great experience! I would love to check it out.
I love that immersive room so much, the projection on the walls are beautiful!
They were at Biltmore but I missed seeing them. It would have been amazing to see.
Wow! That was a really wonderful and amazing experience! I would love to go and have a visit there
Always a fan of Van Gogh creations! Loved his ingenuity of using emotive and brilliant colors in his works. The video clip you shared on the immersive room is definitely amazing!
This looks like a fun place to visit. All the colors work well together. Thanks for sharing this with us.
I’ve seen this show in NYC, it was out of this world, I loved it so so much…I’ve also been to Klimt’s immersive, also brilliant.
This looks like a lot of fun, I like the way yours is set up a lot more than the local one we have here.
What a beautiful place for Van Gogh fans to go. I love their mix of things, from 3D pictures and exhibits.
This sounds like a great experience, I bet you could spend hours there and still want more time. I wonder if they are going to do this near me
What a fun and inspiring place to check out! It’ll be fun to add to my trip upstate. Thanks so much for sharing!
I know this was on in London for ages and I kept saying I’d go but didn’t make it. It looks so interesting, I need to see if it’s still on x
How cool to visit an exhibiy of Van Gogh’s work! It’s been a while but we viewed his work at an exhibit in San Francisco..
What a lovely day out to enjoy art and all things Van Gogh. I do love Van Gogh and I am sure I would to visit this experience when it comes to my town.
How cool! 😍 Glad to know you enjoyed the Van Gogh immersive experience with your family! I was thinking of visiting the place in London, but missed it😒. I’ll check it out next time it’s here, thanks for sharing ❤️.
This looks amazing! I just found out that my stated has the Van Gogh imersive experience too. I may have to go check it out.
The check-in with QR codes sounds good to me. It makes admission much faster. I would love to visit this place.
This sounds like a great time. I would love to take my daughter there, she loves Van Gogh.
Ouuuu! This right here is me. I love Van Gogh! Not even kidding you here, I’ll be planning a visit.
So glad you reviewed this! I did not go to the one here in Detroit, so love seeing what I missed.
The Van Gogh Experience was about an hour and a half from my town. After seeing your post and fabulous pictures – I really regret not making the trip to visit. I enjoyed seeing your post!
Amazing art. I was so glued to the creativity of the art.
This sounds like a great experience. Amazing art. A fun and inspiring place to check out! It’ll be fun to add to my trip upstate. Thanks so much for sharing!
Nnniiiccceeee…I would have loved to be at this exhibition! Van Gogh is a very common name in the world of art!
Wonderful experience, I think something like this would be better to purchase online. and good with scanning which can be faster.
Wow! This Van Gogh exhibit is wonderful! I’d love to see this someday! Art exhibits are wonderful!