Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit @ Oklahoma City

Hey friend! Welcome back to another post! Today, we’re talking about the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit that was in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for a few months. Sadly, this exhibit has already closed in Oklahoma City and moved on to the next place, but I still want to talk about it. So, let’s get started! 

*All photos were taken by myself in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Other image attributions are in the caption below the image and in the source section at the end of this post.

Who was Vincent Van Gogh?

Vincent Van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853 in the Netherlands to strictly religious parents. He attempted to make his family happy, but found this path to be unfulfilling.

Vincent Van Gogh began painting later in his life. He moved to Antwerp for schooling in the arts, but found the traditional style to be constricting. He then moved to Paris where he was able to experiment with different styles and make social connections. He stayed here for a time before moving to Arles where he stayed for 15 months.

In Arles, he created nearly 300 pieces of art. Many of the pieces were vibrantly colored! In December 1888, Van Gogh’s health took a turn for the worse and his friends were concerned. His physician was also concerned after Van Gogh severed his own left ear.

In May 1889, Van Gogh went to the Saint-Paul de Mausole asylum in Saint-Rémy. It was here that he painted his famous work, “The Starry Night.” He eventually left the asylum against everyone’s wishes. He then traveled back to live in a suburb of Paris.

Van Gogh painted approximately 70 more oil paintings in the suburb of Paris. He spent much of his time painting in the wheat fields there. Tragically, on July 27, 1890, Van Gogh went to wheat fields to paint and shot himself in the chest. He later died from an infection in the wound.

Within ten years, Vincent Van Gogh became a world-wide sensation in the art scene. His work was displayed all over the world for millions to see and experience. Vincent Van Gogh made over 2,000 pieces of art, but is most famous for the approximately 900 oil paintings he created.

“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”

Vincent Van Gogh (Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Guide, 9)

The Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit

The images were projected on all four walls in a room. It literally feels like you are living in the painting. The transitions are seamless and the music matches perfectly. It’s easy to forget that you’re not a part of the painting!

Massimiliano Siccardi designed and coordinated the Van Gogh exhibit, while Luca Longobardi created the soundtrack. Their original exhibit was on display in France. For more information about the creative team, visit their website linked here.

Immersive Van Gogh by the Numbers

Cubic Feet of Projections500,000
Frames of Video 60,600
Here are a few statistics from the Van Gogh exhibition! It is impressive to see all of this come together in a magical experience.

Photos from the Van Gogh Immersive Experience

This exhibit takes place in a rectangular-shaped room. The paintings and imaged are projected on all four walls and the floor. I literally felt like I was living inside the painting. The artwork is set to music and it enhances the show in my opinion. The music crescendos and falls at just the right times. Immersive Van Gogh is visually stunning.

The experience plays on a 35-minute loop and you can sit and watch it as many times as you would like (at least in Oklahoma City you could). My friend and I sat and watched it 2 1/2 times through, but I honestly could have sat there all day long.

Van Gogh’s Letters

This area was set up outside of the projection space! It was pretty cool! 🙂

Concluding Thoughts

I loved this exhibit – I bought tickets way in advance for this show and was impressed upon seeing it. The wait was definitely worth it!

TRAVEL TIP: I did purchase the package that came with a cushion to sit on. The Oklahoma City venue had a concrete floor and limited seating on benches or in chairs. So, you might want to consider bringing a jacket to sit on or purchasing a cushion if you plan on staying to watch for awhile.


Unfortunately, this exhibit has closed in Oklahoma City, but I highly encourage you to check it out if it’s in a city near you. It’s totally worth it in my opinion!


Immersive Van Gogh – Oklahoma City

Creative Team & Producers

Immersive Van Gogh Pre-Show Audio Guide – Transcript

Richard Ouzounian and Vladimir Kevorkov, Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Guide (Lighthouse Immersive Inc Publication, 2021 – Second Edition) (Pages 8-11,

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