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Van Gogh Alive. The experience

14 November 2019 - 19 January 2020
Centro Esposizioni, Lugano

Discover the world’s most visited multi-sensory exhibition experience.

Venture into an exciting new world; forego all preconceived ideas of traditional museum visits, dispel all notions of tiptoeing through silent art galleries to view masterpieces from afar, change how you engage with art. Vitalize your senses and challenge your beliefs in a completely unique, stimulating Vincent van Gogh exhibition experience.

Be prepared for a vibrant symphony of light, color and sound, combined and amplified to create what visitors are calling “an unforgettable multi-sensory experience”. In an instant, Van Gogh Alive transports visitors to another time and place, immersing them in the artists’ world. Adults and children alike, wander throughout the space, exploring nooks and crannies and engaging with the experience in a manner that transcends traditional installations.

Explore the work and life experiences of this prolific artist during the period 1880 to 1890. Interpret his thoughts, feelings and state of mind during his time in Arles, Saint Rémy and Auvers-sur-Oise, the locations where he created many of his timeless masterpieces. See these works in hyper-fine detail, with special attention paid to key features, allowing you time to study color and technique. Photographs and video have also been augmented with Van Gogh’s works to demonstrate his sources of inspiration.

Synchronized to a powerful classical score, more than 3,000 Van Gogh images at enormous scale create a thrilling display that fills giant screens, walls, columns, ceilings and even the floor – immersing you entirely in the vibrant colors and vivid details that constitute Van Gogh’s unique style. 

Open all days

Mon, Tue, Wed and Fri 13:00 - 18:30
Thu 13:00 - 21:00
Sat, Sun and holidays 10:00 - 20:00

Monday 18.11, 25.11, 02.12, 09.12 the exhibition will be open only by reservation for schools, groups, companies.

Time of stay about 1 hour and 30 minutes
In order to fully enjoy the experience, access to the exhibition will be guaranteed up to half an hour before closing time.

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Manor Ascona +41 91 785 16 99
Manor Bellinzona +41 91 823 86 99
Manor Locarno +41 91 756 86 19
Manor Lugano +41 91 912 76 19
Manor Vezia +41 91 960 78 78
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Entry (from 16 years): CHF 20.-
Reduced for students/AVS/AI/groups: CHF 16.-
Reduced for children (from 6 to 15 years): CHF 10.-
Family package (2 adults + 2 children): CHF 55.-
from 10 people, only by reservation

Free entrance for children up to 5 years old


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