Watch Monet’s paintings come to life in a new immersive art exhibition

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Honolulu’s latest art experience, “Beyond Monet: The Immersive Experience,” allows guests of all ages to step into more than 400 images of Claude Monet’s paintings.

The French Impressionist was best known for his colorful brushstrokes, which illustrate natural wonders such as flowers, water, trees and the changing seasons.

With more than 30,000 square feet of space, guests of the Hawaii Convention Center exhibit will have the chance to stand on renditions of Monet’s most iconic garden bridges while taking in the sights and sounds of some of his most quintessential landscape pieces.

Notable paintings such as “Water Lilies”, “Impression, Sunrise” and “Poppies at Argenteuil” are featured during the high-resolution show, which is performed in 35-minute rotations.

Fanny Curtat, the art historian of “Beyond Monet: The Immersive Experience,” says you don’t need to know much about Monet to enjoy the experience.

“For many people, museums can be intimidating. And so it’s a great way for this project to bring people in and introduce them to the artwork,” Curtat said.

The show debuted in Toronto, Canada and has made its way to Honolulu after last year’s success, “Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience,” according to Curtat.

Ticket prices vary, but start at $35. The exhibit runs Wednesday through July 31.

What you need to know before you go:

  • Tickets start at $35.
  • The experience lasts about an hour in total.
  • It is a walking tour, with limited seating.
  • Parking is available on site.
  • Phones and cameras are allowed in the exhibition.

Tickets are on a time controlled system and can be purchased here

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