Summer is the season for art and love: or, fall in love with art at one of the world’s most iconic establishments, the Louvre™ without leaving our lovely Windy City. Yes, you heard it right. Chicagoans will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this July to walk through reimagined masterpieces from the Louvre’s collection as a new 360° exhibition, Louvre Fantastique debuts in Chicago.
Opening on July 15th, Louvre Fantastique: The Exhibition will run through October from Wednesday to Sunday at the Oakbrook Center — the former location of the magnificent Sistine Chapel Exhibition. General admission tickets are available for purchase here. Meanwhile, an exclusive VIP Opening Night Soiree is scheduled on Thursday, July 14 and tickets are now available for purchase here.
This dynamic and interactive new exhibition is brought to Chicagoland through SEE Global Entertainment, CBF Productions, and the leading entertainment discovery platform, Fever. With three-dimensional recreations, projection mapping, augmented reality, and hands-on interactive features, the exhibition brings the magic of the Louvre with new interpretations of timeless masterpieces.
With over 70 pieces of paintings, animations, and sculptures to marvel at, visitors will have the chance to engage with the artwork in ways that were never before possible. A few of the most iconic highlights from the original museum included in the new immersive exhibition are Jacques Louis David’s Oath of the Horatii, Raphael’s Young Woman on a Balcony, a three-piece animation of The Winged Victory of Samothrace, an homage to Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, as well as a three-dimensional replication of the Louvre Museum pyramid visitors can walk through.
“This exhibition is our tribute to the world’s most visited museum,” said Martin Biallas, CEO of Global Entertainment. “Art appreciation can take many forms, and we hope it will educate and inspire patrons regardless of age, to one day visit Paris to experience and appreciate, firsthand, some of these incredible pieces of art that continue to stand the test of time.”
Upon arrival, each visitor will explore the artwork up close and at their own pace with an informative, engaging audio guide that takes about one hour to complete. Children will also be offered a special audio guide, narrated by the voice of Mona Lisa. As patrons make their way through the exhibit, they will have the unique opportunity to use their smartphones to view and interact with augmented reality reimaginations of some of the most timeless masterpieces. A gift shop will conclude the experience for those looking to commemorate their visit.
Tickets toLouvre Fantastique are now on sale on Fever’s marketplace, with prices for adults starting at $32.90, and children starting at $22.90 and can be purchased by clicking here. Group bookings are also available for corporate events, school field trips, family gatherings and more. A full schedule of signature events will also be hosted throughout the run of the exhibition, with more details to be announced on their website.
About Oakbrook Center
The Oakbrook Center, owned and operated by Brookfield Properties, is a premier shopping destination in Chicago’s western suburbs. A spectacular outdoor mall located near I-88 in Oak Brook, Illinois – less than 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. The mall has an expansive selection of department stores, specialty stores, and an abundance of one-of-a-kind dining and entertainment experiences.
Featured Image: Louvre Fantastique