Immersive Monet exhibit to open in Toronto this summer

Beyond Monet: The Immersive Experience will take over a space in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre


Another experiential art exhibit based on a European painting master is planning to open in Toronto.

Beyond Monet: The Immersive Experience will have a world premiere at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this summer, but a specific date has not been announced.

The limited-engagement show is billed as a “three-part multi-sensory experience inspired by the intoxicating freedom and the rejection of conventions that run through Monet’s body of work.

“It is anchored in the unbridled pursuit of light from the leading figure of Impressionism and opens all the poetic, playful and dreamlike potential of his work,” the show description states.

The show promises to mix animated projections with music and sound effects that will bring the founder of French Impressionism’s work to life. The exhibition space is 50,000 square feet and the event will run on a timed ticketed entry system as per physical distancing and other pandemic protocols.

Tickets are not yet on sale, but pre-sale info can be found here. One dollar from every ticket sale will go toward the new fellowship program, the Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) Fellowship, which aims to support the creative voices of the BIPOC community.

Beyond Monet was created by Normal Studio and produced by Beyond Exhibitions Inc.

This is the second major experiential art show based on the work of an old master to touch down in the city in the past year.

Immersive Van Gogh launched in the former Toronto Star printing press building last summer but has temporarily closed to walk-in visitors due to COVID-19 restrictions. (The drive-in version is still open).

The Toronto-produced show, which has since expanded to Chicago and San Francisco, is based on a similar Van Gogh audio-visual exhibition that took place in Paris and was featured in the Netflix series Emily In Paris.

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