This is the first time that the award-winning Experience will open to the public in South America, using interactive installations and lifelike decor to introduce visitors to the world of Vincent van Gogh.
Van Gogh popular in South America
The Van Gogh Museum is dedicated to connecting people with Van Gogh’s world, also those who are unable to visit the museum in Amsterdam. Recent figures from the Van Gogh Museum’s social media accounts reveal that the museum is highly popular with followers in South America.
Over 20% of the 2.2 million Van Gogh Museum Instagram followers are from South America. It is therefore a logical step to travel there with the world’s largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh, encapsulated in the Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience, to inspire his fans up close with his works and the knowledge and expertise of the Van Gogh Museum.
Rob Groot, Managing Director at the Van Gogh Museum:
'Following successful editions in Lisbon and Madrid in 2021, we are delighted that our Experience can now inspire visitors in Santiago, Chile with the work and life of Vincent van Gogh’.
Nicolás Renna, General Director of the Spanish company PROACTIV Entertainment, responsible for the production of major international events, among which the Meet Vincent van Gogh Exhibition:
'Meet Vincent van Gogh is a cultural phenomenon and a worldwide award-winning exhibition of which we are convinced, the public of all ages will enjoy their visit. From PROACTIV we are delighted to bring this unique experience to Chile for the first time in which visitors will be able to be part of the life and most famous works of the Dutch painter’.
Experience, discover and try for yourself
The Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience has been awarded a Thea Award in the category Outstanding Achievement Immersive Museum Exhibit: Touring. Visitors to the Experience journey through the intriguing life of Van Gogh, guided by life-sized projections of works, photographs and film fragments, detailed reproductions, multimedia interactives and applications, theatrical pieces of scenery, audiovisual scenes and quotes taken from more than 800 letters.
Meet Vincent van Gogh is primarily focused on visitors experiencing, discovering and trying things for themselves. On doing as Van Gogh did, in order to get closer to the life story and the world of this acclaimed artist. Meet Vincent van Gogh is the only official Van Gogh experience created by the Van Gogh Museum.
Meet Vincent van Gogh goes a step further than other travelling initiatives focused on the artist. It is a complete experience in which education and entertainment go hand in hand. It is a journey through Van Gogh’s life in six chapters, based on the extensive knowledge and expertise of the Van Gogh Museum’s curators and Education Department.
The Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience is a collaboration with PROACTIV Entertainment and local promotor Red Eyes. The Experience is open to visitors from 1 July to 15 August in Santiago, Chile. Location: Parque Bicentenario - Vitacura, Chile.
More information: www.meetvangogh.com