After the massive success here of "Beyond Van Gogh," an immersive art experience based on the works by the famous eponymous artist, that show's producer Paquin Entertainment Group has announced that "Beyond Monet: The Immersive Experience," will come to the Wisconsin Center in autumn.
The show opens Thursday, Oct. 20 and tickets go no sale Thursday, May 5 at 9 a.m. at monetmilwaukee.com. Ticket prices, on average, range from $30 to $50.
This new experience draws imagery and inspiration from more than 400 works by French Impressionist Claude Monet, including the "Water Lilies" series, "Impression, Sunrise" and "Poppies."
The exhibition was created by Mathieu St-Arnaud and Félix Fradet-Faguy and the team at Normal Studio, which also did the Van Gogh show.
More than 1.5 million tickets have already been sold to the show in other cities.
Guests enter the 50,000-square-foot exhibition in the Garden Gallery and the Prism transports them into the immersive Infinity Room, where the imagery fills every surface in the room.
The show will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the last entry at 7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. with the last entry at 8 p.m.
Additional days and hours may be added during the holiday season.
You can sign up here to get first access to tickets.
"Beyond Van Gogh" was extended twice in Milwaukee last year and drew more than 200,000 visitors.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.