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Vancouver Art Exhibition: Imagine Van Gogh in 2021

Imagine Van Gogh Exhibition Paintings

Imagine Van Gogh is an immersive European art exhibition that’s scheduled to be at the Vancouver Convention Centre in March 2021.

It’s not an exhibition featuring original works of art by the famous Dutch painter. Instead, it’s a modern exposition that showcases over 200 of the artist’s works on brilliant giant screens and other types of displays.

If you like art, especially art by Van Gogh, you’ll love this event. And even if you aren’t a huge art fan, you’ll likely still be very impressed.


Imagine Van Gogh Vancouver 2021

The immersive exhibition called Imagine Van Gogh is a unique tour through the captivating works of Vincent van Gogh. There are over 200 of versions of his art pieces featured at the event, all of which are displayed on massive screens of varying shapes and sizes to create an experience unlike any other.

The Imagine Van Gogh event has already taken place in several different locations around the world, including in European cities and other parts of Canada. The exhibition was originally scheduled to be in Vancouver in February of 2021, but it got postponed until March due to COVID-19.

The organizers behind the event are pushing the boundaries of traditional paintings. Rather than being restricted by the small, original canvases that Van Gogh used, the immersive exhibition takes advantage of modern technology that allows visitors to explore the artist’s masterpieces in an up-close and visually staggering manner. Small details are magnified and appreciated like never before in this immersive form.


Van Gogh Exhibition Display


When and Where

Imagine Van Gogh is scheduled to take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre between March 19th and April 23rd in 2021. Tickets go on sale beginning on the morning of February 15th.

The venue is open during the show Monday to Thursday between 9:00 am and 11:00 pm, from 9:00 am until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, and between 9:00 am and 10:00 pm on Sundays. Last entry each day is one hour before closing and it takes about an hour to see everything.

Mid-March is when school spring holidays take place. The Van Gogh event will consequently make for a fun activity to do with the family during Spring Break.


Ticket Prices

Below are admission prices to the exhibition in 2021. As you’ll see, tickets on weekdays other than Fridays are $5 cheaper.

Mondays to Thursdays

  • Adults (ages 16+) – $39.99
  • Children (ages 4 to 15) – $34.99
  • Little Kids* (ages 3 and under) – Free
  • VIP Tickets – $99.99

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

  • Adults (ages 16+) – $44.99
  • Children (ages 4 to 15) – $39.99
  • Little Kids* (ages 3 and under) – Free
  • VIP Tickets – $99.99

* Note: Although children under the age of 4 get in for free, they still need to reserve a ticket.


What to Expect at the Exhibition

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event has been taking place in extra-large venues to accommodate for safe social distancing. Guests at Imagine Van Gogh events in other Canadian cities were not allowed to touch any of the screens or canvases, despite the fact that increased sanitation practices were implemented. Venue capacities have been strictly limited as well.

Some famous masterpieces by Van Gogh that were at previous events, and will likely be at the Vancouver event, are The Starry Night, The Yellow House, Sunflowers, and many more.

Because of COVID-19, visitors must wear face masks at the exhibition and use hand sanitizer at the entrance. Guests also have to keep two metres away from other people.


Van Gogh Sunflowers Displays
Van Gogh’s Sunflowers


Who Was Vincent Van Gogh?

Vincent van Gogh was a post-impressionist Dutch painter who lived from 1853 until 1890. He was and still is one of the most well-known painters of all time.

Van Gogh was born in the province of North Brabant in the Netherlands. He became a preacher and started expressing emotions through painting. After living in the Netherlands for over 30 years, he moved to Paris to live with his brother. In France the artist developed and refined his now famous circular brushstroke style.

After moving in with a different artist, a dispute resulted in Van Gogh cutting off his own ear. He went to an asylum in Provence, where he continued to paint, before eventually going back to Paris to live once again with his brother.

Unfortunately, Van Gogh’s mental health deteriorated more over time and, tragically, he eventually shot himself in the chest and passed away a couple days later. Over the course of his life the artist created over two thousand works of art that the world still admires to this day.


Vincent Van Gogh Exhibits
Art and Informational Displays


Tips and Advice

Below are some tips and suggestions to help you make the most out of your Van Gogh experience.

TIP 1: Assuming COVID-19 won’t be completely beat by March, don’t forget to wear a mask in the venue and to physically distance from other people. Also, see the show with people from within your “bubble”.

TIP 2: Imagine Van Gogh is a big and prestigious event. We’re lucky to have it come to Vancouver. If you can go, especially if you like art, go! You won’t regret it! The event will be beautiful, mesmerizing, awe-inspiring, educational and entertaining.

TIP 3: If you’re coming from out of town, or perhaps just want a staycation, considering making a holiday out of the event and stay in a downtown Hotel for the night. If you do though, be sure to check out the website StayVancouverHotels.com. If you book your stay through them you’ll get a competitive rate, plus a bonus perk (like a free gift card) for making your reservation through them.

TIP 4: The exhibits involve bright lights. They’ll look beautiful for most people but might not be good for people susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.




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