Immersive Monet Exhibit Coming to Indianapolis

Immersive Vincent van Gogh exhibits have taken the nation by storm recently, but it looks like another Impressionist is ready to step into the spotlight.

click to enlarge A rendering of Monet & Friends Alive at THE LUME - PHOTO: PROVIDED BY THE LUME
Photo: Provided by THE LUME
A rendering of Monet & Friends Alive at THE LUME

Immersive Vincent van Gogh exhibits have taken the nation by storm recently — one is actually opening in downtown Cincinnati in June — but it looks like another Impressionist is ready to step into the spotlight.

THE LUME at Newfields,  the Indianapolis Museum of Art, is getting ready to open Monet & Friends Alive in July.

According to the museum, the show will feature nearly "30,000 square feet of floor-to-ceiling digital art" recreating the works of famed Impressionists, set to the music of Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Ravel and Offenbach.

"The masterpieces of the Impressionists will come to life with a rich, dynamic display of light, color and sound. Breathtaking paintings will be projected on an enormous scale with vivid detail to bring back, larger than life, the bold brushstrokes of Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Cézanne and more," says THE LUME.


In addition to the 360-degree experience, THE LUME's cafe is turning French with themed food and drink, and there will also be a "Monet and Play" room, complete with a selfie stop.

Another highlight will be a fully recreated bridge, as seen in Monet's "Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies."

An adjacent gallery will show actual artworks — not digital projections — from Monet, Cézanne, Degas and more.

The show is presented by Australian company Grande Experiences, which also produced THE LUME's super popular multi-sensory van Gogh exhibit last year.

Tickets go on sale June 7 and advanced tickets are required for entry. Cost info is coming soon at discovernewfields.org.

Monet & Friends Alive opens July 3. THE LUME at Newfields is located at 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis.

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