Claude Monet: The Immersive Experience arrives in Schenectady

Following the massive success of the Van Gough Immersive Experience in Schenectady, which saw more than 100 thousand visitors, a new art exhibit in town is promising another one-of-a-kind experience for art lovers in the area.

A step into the Armory in Schenectady is a step back in time into the life of Claude Monet.

The immersive digital art exhibit surrounds guests with more than 300 paintings by the impressionist artist.

The vibrant colors paint a fuller picture of Monet’s life and legacy as they guide you through multiple rooms and galleries.

“It was important to create an immersive environment where guests really feel like a part of the paintings, they can learn about the artists life and fully immerse themselves in the experience. For some it may be their first introduction into the art world and we hope that it fosters a real passion for art,” said Tiffany Albert Scaringe, Special Events and Education Manager, Exhibition Hub.

The art in the exhibit can be seen under your feet, up above you and on the walls. The experience is drawing in people from all across the Capital Region who are eager to get a closer look.

“Art is something that you have to appreciate and come out and see. The way they’ve done this is so much more powerful than just a regular art museum. When we saw this come out, we just knew we had to come out to it and take advantage of it, it’s so fantastic to have this in our own community,” said William Mayer, Art Enthusiast.

The exhibit also features a virtual reality experience, transporting guests into Monet’s world and some of the landscapes inspiring his greatest work.

As part of the exhibit attendees can even create their own art and have it displayed on a large monitor.

“Actually I have never been in this building, and I’ve lived in the area for about 30 years so it’s really a delight. We’re all fans of Monet but also we had gone all the way to New York City to see Van Gough so it is such a delight that we have this particular exhibit so close,” said Sharen Michalec, Art Enthusiast.

By the end of the hour to hour and a half long experience, many attendees are left with a new deeper understanding of the artist and a deeper appreciation of his art.

“You really lose yourself and to be lost in the paintings of Monet, I mean what could be nicer,” said Albert Scaringe.

Organizers also plan to feature paint and sip, yoga classes and host student educational field trips in the space.

City leaders say the extra foot traffic is also great for the community and area businesses.

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