Starlight presents in partnership with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Monet & Friends Alive, a multi-sensory experience that allows viewers to experience the sights and sounds of 19th century Europe through the eyes of Claude Monet and the Impressionist painters who immortalized them.
Monet & Friends Alive is a large-scale art and entertainment experience that delves into the fascinating world of Impressionism, displaying on an unprecedented scale the glorious detail of the masterpieces of the most eminent artists of the Impressionist era. . The Digital Spectacular shows from November 1 through December 31 for a strictly limited time inside the Jeannette and Jerome Cohen Community Stage at the Starlight Theatre.
“With the success of Van Gogh Alive last year, it was obvious to bring another exciting multi-sensory experience to Starlight,” said Rich Baker, President and CEO of Starlight. “Impressionism remains one of the most fascinating and beloved movements in the history of modern art, and we are delighted to once again partner with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art for this fantastic exhibition.”
“The Grande Experiences team are absolutely thrilled to bring Monet & Friends Alive to Starlight. Produced in the same immersive multi-sensory format as the hugely successful Van Gogh Alive, this unique experience will captivate and captivate audiences young and old, as we enjoy the colorful works of art by 19th century French masters, combined with a wonderful musical score and special aromas permeating the entire venue,” said Bruce Peterson, Founder and Owner of Grande Experiences.
As a special experience, reservations are now available in the Monet Room, a themed event space that is available to corporate and nonprofit groups adjacent to the exhibit. For more information on booking, contact Starlight Event Services at [email protected] or (816) 997-1158.
ABOUT MONET AND LIVING FRIENDS
Presented by Starlight in partnership with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, this exhibition is unlike any other ordinary art exhibition. Impressionist depictions of modernity and movement, light and shadow have been admired and imitated by generations of artists. Now, two centuries later, the creative team at Grande Experiences and SENSORY4™ technology bring their work to life with an incredible application of light that even the artists themselves could not have imagined. Traditions of tiptoeing through silent galleries and gazing at paintings from afar in quiet contemplation are forgotten as visitors find themselves interacting with art in ways they never imagined. . Breathtaking paintings are projected on a grand scale, illuminating the bold brushstrokes of Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas and many more. In a rich and dynamic display of light, color, sound and fragrance, the masterpieces of the Impressionists come to life. Both adults and children enjoy the spectacle on a grand scale, viewing the works from new angles and experiencing unique perspectives. Visitors also have the opportunity to examine the sources of inspiration of the Impressionists through photographs and videos presented alongside their works. Don’t worry if the kids get bored, they’ll love it as much as you do!
ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE
Grande Experiences’ state-of-the-art SENSORY4™ immersive gallery combines with a bespoke exhibition space to allow for the projection of huge, crystal-clear images. Set to a powerful classical score showcasing the full breadth of the Impressionist movement, a stunning display of iconic and inspiring imagery transforms the world around you as you lose yourself in the vibrant colors and intricate detail of the Impressionists’ works.
Adults and children will forge their own paths and find their own meaning as they stroll through galleries, explore hidden corners, view works from new angles and discover unique perspectives. But for many, the greatest pleasure is simply standing still, indulging the senses as waves of sight and sound, intense and beautiful, wash over them.
HOW TO BUY TICKETS
Tickets for Monet & Friends Alive are on sale now and available online at kcstarlight.com, by calling (816) 363-7827, or by visiting the box office at 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, Mo., 64132. L he experience is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Friday to Saturday. For more information, visit kcstarlight.com.
Discounted prices for groups of 10 or more are available by contacting Starlight’s Group Sales Department at 816-997-1137 or [email protected]. Please note that kcstarlight.com is the only official ticket source for Monet & Friends Alive. If you purchase tickets from another website or ticket broker, we cannot guarantee that those tickets are legitimate.
Tickets can be purchased as part of the event booking with The Monet Room via email [email protected].
Opened as a theater in 1950 and a non-profit organization in 1951, Starlight is Kansas City’s largest and oldest performing arts institution and provides inspiring and unique experiences for its patrons. Starlight presents and produces Broadway musicals, concerts, and indoor shows in addition to offering extensive community engagement programming, including classes, scholarships, and Starlight’s Blue Star Awards, the one of the nation’s largest high school musical theater awards programs.
Located on 16 acres in Swope Park, the historic city-owned Starlight venue is the nation’s second-largest outdoor production theater and features rehearsal rooms, a museum, a 3-room club area for dining, concessions, gardens, fountains and a 10-story, air-conditioned stage. For more information, visit kcstarlight.com.
ABOUT THE NELSON-ATKINS ART MUSEUM
The Nelson-Atkins in Kansas City is nationally and internationally recognized as one of America’s finest art museums and is home to several original paintings by Monet, which visitors are encouraged to view after their Starlight experience Theater. The museum, which aims to be the place where the power of art engages the spirit of community, opens its doors free of charge to people from all walks of life. The museum is an institution that challenges and comforts, inspires and soothes, and it is a destination for inspiration, reflection and connection with others.
The Nelson-Atkins serves the community by providing access to its renowned collection of over 42,000 fine art objects and is best known for its Asian art, European and American paintings, photography, modern sculpture, and Native American and Egyptian galleries. . Home to a major art research library and the Ford Learning Center, the museum is a key educational resource for the region. In 2017, the Nelson-Atkins celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Bloch Building, a critically acclaimed addition to the original 1933 Nelson-Atkins Building.
ABOUT GREAT EXPERIENCES
Grande Experiences, the creator and producer of Monet & Friends Alive, is a global leader in the creation, design, production, promotion and installation of large-scale exhibitions and immersive experiences with broad cultural appeal as well content that is engaging, entertaining and educational. From concept to completion, Grande Experiences creates visually and technically stunning masterpieces and presents them around the world. His experiences have been presented more than 220 times in more than 175 cities, in 32 languages, on six continents, captivating an audience of more than 20 million people. Grande Experiences is based in Melbourne, Australia, with satellite offices in the UK, Italy and the US. Grande Experiences also owns and operates the Museo Leonardo da Vinci, a prestigious permanent museum in central Rome, Italy, and the permanent immersive gallery THE LUME Melbourne in Australia, as well as THE LUME Colorado, THE LUME Indianapolis and THE LUME Los Angeles. in the USA.
Monet & Friends Alive and Grande Experiences’ other multi-sensory experiences are presented through the organization’s SENSORY4TM system which combines multi-channel motion graphics delivered through up to 40 high-definition projectors with cinema-quality surround sound.
Developed by Grande Experiences, SENSORY4™ is a unique system that combines multi-channel motion graphics, cinema-quality surround sound and up to forty high-definition projectors to provide one of the most exciting multi-screen environments in the world. The resulting experience is dynamic, informative and visually spectacular. Incredibly detailed images cut through the mass of the projectors and merge with digital surround sound to saturate the space in a breathtakingly immersive display.