Ever since its opening, Monet: The Immersive Experience has charmed the ATL. Created by Exhibition Hub and Fever, the producers behind Van Gogh, Art of The Brick and The Fans Strike Back immersive experiences, the Monet exhibition presents a new way of interacting with the impressionist painter’s art.
We got to experience it for ourselves, and trust us when we say you absolutely cannot miss this artistic spectacle. The multisensory exhibition is a thrilling journey through Monet’s work and life, utilizing some of the finest technology to bring intricate brushstrokes to life. Read on for our full review of Monet: The Immersive Experience:
As we stepped through the doors of Atlanta’s Exhibition Hub Art Center, it’s almost as if the smell of Monet’s luscious Giverny gardens took over our every sense. We navigated through the “about the artist” section, which carefully displays the story of Claude Monet’s life. There, we learned so many unexpected facts about the artist that guided us through the rest of our adventure.
Right after getting some much-needed info about the artist himself, we made our way to the Flower & Bridge room, where stunning installations of Monet’s iconic Giverny bridges came to life. Every flower seemed as real as ever, and the hazy lighting of the room made it a hundred times better. Honestly one of our favorite rooms of the experience!
While the Flower & Bridge room truly amazed us, the atelier segment of the experience equally stopped us in our tracks. Imagine stepping into Claude Monet’s actual atelier, witnessing his debuted canvases with fresh paint and pencil sketches. That’s exactly what we got to see at this section of the exhibit — and we loved every second of it.
Of course, though, nothing could’ve prepared us for the immersive segment of the multisensory adventure! 360-degree projections swirled all over us, recreating Monet’s most iconic pieces of art in unexpected ways.
Towards the end of the experience, when we were completely filled with Monet frenzy, we unleashed our inner artist and sketched some of the impressionist’s oeuvre. This was a phenomenal experience for the younger kids, as they got to play around with colors, textures and lines — but we also had a blast as adults.
For an add-on price, we embarked on a VR journey through Monet’s “day in the life,” and it felt as though we were truly being transported to Giverny (totally worth the dollars in our opinion). Lastly, we finished our exciting trip through Monet: The Immersive Experience at the gift shop, where we scored some lovely souvenirs (because why not).
We’ll be back though! And hopefully we’ll see you there?