Step Inside the World's Most Iconic Masterpieces

Extensive art collections and a grand home recognized as an architectural marvel illustrate George Vanderbilt’s renowned appreciation for fine art and design innovation.

A tribute to these lifelong interests, Legends of Art & Innovation is a compelling exhibition series that invites you to experience masterpieces of art and design in an entirely new way.

Created and produced by Grand Experiences using the very latest in immersive technology, each of these four large-scale, multi-sensory events illuminate the remarkable lives of true visionaries—Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael, to name but a few—and their timeless masterpieces of art and design.

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Italian Renaissance Alive

Accompanied by an exhilarating operatic score, this spellbinding multi-sensory tour of Italy fully immerses you in the beauty and the brilliance of iconic masterworks from the greatest artistic period in history.

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Ended February 20, 2023

Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius

Inventor, artist, scientist, engineer, sculptor, anatomist, musician, architect, philosopher—this genius was all of these things. His brilliance and extraordinary achievements are brought to vivid life in this thrilling da Vinci experience.

ENDED JULY 10, 2022

Monet & Friends – Life, Light & Color

An homage to Claude Monet and the Impressionist painters of the mid-19th through early-20th centuries, this experience explores not only the paintings themselves but the history of the Impressionist movement.


Van Gogh Alive

His masterworks 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.

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Legends of Art & Innovation FAQs

  • How much time should I expect to spend in the exhibition?

    Please allow 45–75 minutes to fully experience the exhibition.

  • Can I take photos/video inside Amherst at Deerpark®?
    • Permitted: non-flash photography and video
    • Not Permitted: commercial photography, video cameras, tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, or any other photography equipment
  • Is there seating available in the exhibition?

    Limited bench seating is available on a first come, first served basis in the exhibition hall. Guests may leave the exhibition hall and use the seating in the gallery and return to the exhibition hall.

  • What is the travel time between Amherst at Deerpark® and other estate locations?
    • To ensure you arrive prior to your reserved entry time, please allow at least 45 minutes to travel between locations and park your vehicle.
    • Parking for the exhibition is located in the Deerpark/Lioncrest parking lot.
    • There is a limited number of ADA parking spots in front of Amherst.
    • NOTE: We do not offer complimentary estate-wide transportation. To enjoy and explore all that Biltmore has to offer, including the exhibition, we recommend guests a) arrive in their own vehicle, b) make reservations in advance for a rental vehicle, or c) purchase Biltmore Express shuttle service from any Guest Services location on day of arrival.
  • I have allergies. Will the scents bother me?

    For Italian Renaissance Alive, the scents include top notes of saffron, grapefruit, and elemi, middle notes of cedarwood and oudh, and base notes of amber and musk. These products are rated for professional/industrial use, similar to an air freshener. If you experience fragrance allergies or sensitivities, please consult your physician prior to purchasing tickets for this exhibition.

  • How do I get FREE next-day access to Biltmore's gardens and grounds?

    Purchase a ticket that includes BOTH Biltmore House AND exhibition admission, and you’ll enjoy FREE next-day access to the estate. That’s a full second day to explore and enjoy all we have to offer, from glorious gardens and grounds to Antler Hill Village & Winery!