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Monet to Kandinsky: The Leonardo Hosts U.S. Debut of Immersive Multimedia Experience

Opens Nov. 13  in the museum’s new IDEA Space; tickets are on sale starting Oct. 7

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 6, 2021—The Leonardo will host Art Through Experience: Monet to Kandinsky, an immersive multimedia show, and debut event in the museum’s new state-of-the-art immersive digital exploratory art (IDEA) gallery. (See “The Leonardo Introduces IDEA, Utah’s First Immersive Digital Experience Space”)

Art Through Experience: Monet to Kandinsky

Hosted in partnership with MagicSpace Entertainment and Universal Exhibition Group (UEG), Monet to Kandinsky is an exciting, immersive show featuring the works of the remarkable masters of modernism in a unique combination of HD projections of nearly 1,000 works of art, animated graphics and music. Prior to entering the IDEA space, visitors will immerse themselves in the context of the era, and into the minds of the artists to understand the forces that inspired them to transform reality into abstract art. Featured artists include Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Paul Gaugin, Vincent van Gogh, Juan Gris, Edvard Munch, Wassily Kandinsky and more. 

Attending the Exhibit

The exhibit opens to the public on Saturday, November 13 at The Leonardo, 209 East 500 South, Salt Lake City.

Adult tickets are $30 and include entry to the show as well as The Leonardo’s other attractions. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit https://theleonardo.org/exhibits/current-exhibits/art-through-experience

The gallery provides a safe opportunity for socially distanced and contactless experiences.

Supporting Utahs’ Students and Economy

The Leonardo received a Utah Economic Assistance Grant from the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity to help fund the Art Through Experience series. This grant will also help ensure the gallery space is accessible to students across the state. 

“We proudly support The Leonardo’s efforts to bring an immersive digital gallery experience to Utah residents with Art Through Experience,” said Dan Hemmert, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity. “This series of art shows also provides opportunities for Utah’s rural communities to experience this technologically advanced exhibit by funding increased outreach through Leo on Wheels, one of The Leonardo’s education programs.”

A First for Utah and the U.S. 

Art Through Experience events has played to global audiences in cities including Berlin, Dubai, Moscow, and Bangkok. The Leonardo is hosting the first-ever showing of the series in the United States. 

Utah-based MagicSpace Entertainment is joining the project as a marketing and promotional partner for the Art Through Experience exhibit. Steve Boulay with MagicSpace entertainment says “We are always looking for opportunities to work on new projects and reach new audiences. These immersive, technology-driven exhibitions that the IDEA Space will host are already thrilling patrons young and old around the globe, and The Leonardo and UEG are the perfect team for us to partner with to bring them to Utah.”

After welcoming millions of visitors globally, Universal Exhibition Group is excited to bring its unique immersive experiences to North America. According to Mark Zurevinsky, global producer for Universal Exhibition Group: “We could not find better partners than The Leonardo and Magic Space, in the city known as the Crossroads of the West, to launch our one-of-a-kind immersive art series in the United States.”

The Leonardo will host an exciting roster of shows for the Art Through Experience series. Following Monet to Kandinsky, visitors can experience Italian Renaissance, which will feature masterpieces from some of history’s most renowned artists including the museum’s namesake, Leonardo Da Vinci, as well as Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli. Later shows will showcase even more beloved artists, including the timeless works of Vincent Van Gogh. 

About The Leonardo

Located in the heart of Salt Lake City, The Leonardo is a modern museum that challenges visitors to think like the great artist and engineer, Leonardo Da Vinci. By blending exhibits, programs, and experiences that highlight the connections between art, science and technology, The Leonardo encourages visitors to see the world from an entirely new perspective—and connect to what matters most. For more information, visit www.theleonardo.org

About Magic Space Entertainment

MagicSpace Entertainment is a proud Utah company that produces and presents first-class touring shows. Based in Park City, we have managed Broadway shows, concerts, and museum exhibit worldwide for over 40 years with a focus on creative services, marketing and general management. Current projects include the LIVE at the Eccles series, the Gold Over America Tour starring Simone Biles and members of the USA women’s gymnastics team, A Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, Alton Brown Live and more.

About Universal Exhibition Group

Universal Exhibition Group Inc. (UEG) was formed to answer the increasing demand in international touring exhibitions and focuses on a unique portfolio of touring exhibitions designed for museums and other unique venues. UEG offers in-depth and hands-on expertise in areas such as concept development, brand marketing, educational outreach, touring logistics and production, bookings, as well as an extensive network of professional contacts.

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CONTACT

Mia Caselli 

The Leonardo

801-531-9800

mcaselli@theleonardo.org