New Exhibition Series: Legends of Art & Innovation at Biltmore
Events & Activities 08/20/21
Written By Jean Sexton
Immerse yourself in our new exhibition series, Legends of Art & Innovation at Biltmore—featuring three different large-scale, multi-sensory experiences—hosted at Biltmore’s event center on the grounds of the estate.
Created and produced by Grande Experiences, each individual component of this must-see series uses the very latest in immersive technology to illuminate the remarkable lives of Van Gogh, Monet, and Da Vinci and their timeless masterpieces of art and design.
In addition, each of the three events offers fascinating ties to George Vanderbilt’s collection of treasures on display in Biltmore House, his magnificent family home in Asheville, North Carolina.
Van Gogh Alive
November 5, 2021–March 5, 2022
The masterworks of Vincent van Gogh have been displayed around the world for over a century, but never like this.
Described as “an unforgettable multi-sensory experience,” Van Gogh Alive is a powerful and vibrant symphony of light, color, sound, and scent that compels you to leave the world behind and immerse yourself the masterful paintings of Vincent Van Gogh.
Simultaneously enchanting, entertaining, and educational, Van Gogh Alive stimulates all the senses and opens the mind.
Van Gogh and Biltmore founder George Vanderbilt share a Dutch heritage that will be highlighted at the estate during this period.
Monet & Friends — Life, Light & Color
March 9–July 10, 2022
An homage to Claude Monet and the Impressionist painters of the mid-19th century through the early 20th century, this multi-sensory experience explores not only the paintings themselves but the history of the Impressionist movement amid the social and political turbulence of the era.
It transports you back to a time when European art was poised to change forever, and immerses you in the Impressionists’ masterworks as they come to life in a rich display of light, color, and sound.
Breathtaking paintings are projected on an enormous scale, illuminating the bold brushstrokes of Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, and more.
While Monet & Friends – Life, Light & Color is on display at Biltmore’s event center on the grounds of the estate, two original Monet paintings from George Vanderbilt’s personal collection will be displayed inside America’s Largest Home®.
Leonardo da Vinci — 500 Years of Genius
July 14, 2022–January 8, 2023
Inventor, artist, scientist, engineer, sculptor, anatomist, musician, architect, philosopher—Leonardo da Vinci was all of these things.
His brilliance and many extraordinary achievements are brought to vivid life in Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius, the world’s most comprehensive and thrilling Leonardo da Vinci experience.
Biltmore will be showcasing links to estate architecture and artwork in our collection that are influenced by da Vinci’s designs.
Don’t miss our Legends of Art & Innovation at Biltmore exhibition series!
Each of the three Legends of Art & Innovation at Biltmore multi-sensory experiences will be hosted at Amherst at Deerpark®, our event center on the grounds of the estate.
Plan your visit to Van Gogh Alive, Monet & Friends and Leonardo da Vinci now, and enhance your experience with special overnight offers at our distinctive hotels and historic cottages.
I am so excited to see these exhibits! These are two of my all time favorite artists. What a treat this will be to be in the midst of these art pieces.
All I see are ticket options through January 9th. I would like to purchase tickets for early March. When will those be available for the Van Gogh Alive?
Thanks for your question, Kathy! More dates should be available later this summer; please continue to visit biltmore.com for updates.
How much will these tickets cost for passholders?
Thank you so much for your question! The price of admission to Legends of Art & Innovation at Biltmore will vary based on the dates of your visit, and you can view ticket pricing online using the Passholder Priority Portal here: https://www.biltmore.com/account-dashboard/
Have family and friends from out of state making plans to visit, because of these Exhibits in Art. This info very helpful
How much time should we budget for the Van Gogh alive exhibit?
Thanks for your question, Jeff! We suggest allowing at least 60-90 minutes to fully immerse yourself in Van Gogh Alive, but many guests choose to linger longer in the experience.
Do you have to visit the Biltmore House and Van Gogh exhibit the same day? Or can you visit the House one day and the Exhibit the next day?
Great question, Kellie! Reservations for your Biltmore House and Van Gogh Alive admission do need to be made for the same day.
Can we park at Van Gogh exhibit then move car to house parking as we’re doing Van Gogh before the house? Trying to plan timing
Hi, Jane! Yes, you can park near the Van Gogh Alive exhibition (hosted at Amherst at Deerpark; look for wayfinding signage after entering the estate), then move to the parking areas near Biltmore House. Enjoy your visit!
When do tickets go on sale for the Monet exhibit?
Great question, Patti! Tickets are on sale now for our Monet & Friends exhibition. You’ll find complete details at biltmore.com.
Will these be coming back for the coming year?
Thank you for your question. You can experience Leonardo da Vinci — 500 Years of Genius now through February 20, 2023. On March 33, 2023, Biltmore is proud to present the world premiere of Italian Renaissance Alive. Both exhibitions are created and produced by Grande Experiences and hosted on the grounds of the estate.