Two traveling art exhibits in Columbus

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit | Photo by @cameronfontana

Columbus has been graced with not one, but two traveling art exhibitions this winter — Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit + Michelangelo: A Different View.  

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit, Lighthouse Artspace, 940 Polaris Pkwy

Prepare to be in awe as the works of Vincent Van Gogh come to life around you through projections and moving images. This highly detailed exhibit portrays his brushstrokes and vibrant colors in-scale with 60,600 frames of video + 90 million pixels. 

Starry Night at the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit | Photo by @cameronfontana

Some of the works you can expect to see are:

  • Mangeurs de pommes de terre (The Potato Eaters, 1885)
  • Nuit étoilée (Starry Night, 1889)
  • Les Tournesols (Sunflowers, 1888)
  • La Chambre à coucher (The Bedroom, 1889)

The illuminating portraits, landscapes, and paintings will be on display in Columbus through the extended date of Sun., Feb. 27 and tickets are $40+. Social distancing is currently being implemented, so tickets are limited for each showing. Pro tip: Parking is free.

Michelangelo: A Different View, Greater Columbus Convention Center

Feel as if you are stepping into the Sistine Chapel right here in Columbus. Michelangelo’s paintings that embellish the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel at 70-ft. tall will be on display for the public to admire. 

Michelangelo Exhibit in Columbus | Photo by @breakfastwithnick

This display was able to come to life through film of the Chapel, which was turned into photo slides of the frescoes in a 200 mm x 250 mm format. The paintings have been reproduced through the license of the Vatican Museums, and the detailed process of transferring the images has allowed them to be reproduced in a true-to-life fashion.

This family-friendly exhibition is available for viewing everyday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. through Sun., Jan. 23 (with the exception of being closed Mon., Jan. 17) and tickets start at $10. 

Aside from viewing the works of these world renowned artists, Columbus is filled with talented local artists you can support as well.