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Step into Van Gogh paintings at the Anaheim Convention Center

A shot of Vincent Van Gogh’s "The Starry Night" in the "Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience."
(Courtesy of Beyond Exhibitions)

An immersive Vincent Van Gogh exhibit arrives in Orange County on July 20 through Sept. 6.

The exhibit projects 300 of the Dutch painter’s most famous works like “The Starry Night,” “Sunflowers,” and “Café Terrace at Night” across walls, floors and ceilings while Van Gogh’s words are set to a symphonic score.

Artnet news reports there are nearly 50 immersive Van Gogh shows across North America created by about five different companies, who might be taking a page from a similar exhibit in France featured in an episode of the Netflix series “Emily in Paris.”

The July exhibit at the Anaheim Convention Center was created by Mathieu St-Arnaud, a creative director of Montreal-based Normal Studio. The company previously worked with the Montreal symphony and brought the “Diary of Anne Frank” to life.

With a timed one-hour entry, guests are required to wear face masks while walking through the space that allows for 6-feet social distancing, separate entrance and exit directions and hand-sanitizing stations. Increased cleaning practices on high-touch surface areas are also a part of the exhibit’s COVID-19 safety protocols.

Tickets for adults, which go on sale June 4, are listed as $36.99 for off-peak times and $46.99 for peak times. For information and tickets, visit beyondvangoghoc.com.

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