Don’t Miss Out on the Van Gogh Alive Exhibit Near Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is full of fun attractions for the entire family, from the incredible white sand beaches to the beautiful waters, exciting watersports, delicious seafood, fascinating historical sites, and so much more! One of the best parts of Anna Maria Island is how close it is to the mainland; you can have a full vacation just by staying in our relaxing Anna Maria Island rentals! If you decide to take a day trip over to St. Petersburg, make your way to the Dali Museum and experience the brand new Van Gogh Alive exhibit!

About Van Gogh Alive

The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg is proud to present the incredible exhibit called “Van Gogh Alive,” which brings the works of this famed painter into a whole new experience. Visitors are able to walk through the exhibition hall and see more than 3,000 images projected to incredible scale, making every guest feel like they’re truly immersed in the stunning art. There’s no narration in this exhibit, but your experience will be complemented by breathtaking classical music that allows you to truly focus on the beauty in front of you.

van gogh alive exhibit with pictures on wall

You’ll see all kinds of works from Van Gogh’s life, from the first works in his collection to world-famous pieces like “The Starry Night” and “Sunflowers.” The experience lasts 40 minutes total and provides a completely unique method for witnessing these vital paintings. Best of all, guests in St. Petersburg are the first to see this exhibit in North America! It was first displayed in Australia and has since been featured in major cities like Rome, Madrid, and Beijing. 

While guests of all ages are invited to come and see the Van Gogh Alive exhibit, those considering attending should be aware that this is a multisensory experience. There are loud sounds, large moving pictures, and abrupt sounds at times. 

About the Dali Museum

While you’re at the Dali Museum, you’ll have the chance to see much more than just this one exhibit. As you might expect, this museum features tons of works from the famous artist Salvador Dali (more than 2,400 of his works, to be exact!). Visitors can see everything from paintings and works on paper to prints and photographs. In addition to the permanent collection, there are also extra rotating exhibits in addition to Van Gogh Alive.

dali museum from the outside surrounding by palms

General Information

The Van Gogh Alive exhibit will be on display at The Dali until April 11, 2021. Visitors are welcome Saturday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Thursday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. The Dali is located at 1 Dali Boulevard in St. Petersburg. The Van Gogh Alive exhibit admission is included with the price of your general admission tickets, but it is required that guests purchase timed tickets in advance, in order for The Dali to more easily comply with social distancing guidelines. 

Where to Stay

After exploring the Van Gogh Alive exhibit, The Dali Museum, and all the other exciting attractions of St. Petersburg, you can head back to the calm solitude of Anna Maria Island to relax and unwind with your loved ones. Our Anna Maria Island vacation rentals are always designed with you in mind, providing comfortable accommodations that won’t break the bank. Choose a small, quaint space or an expansive home, all just minutes away from Anna Maria Island’s best attractions! If you’re not quite sure which of our many vacation rentals would be right for you, simply contact our friendly staff and we’ll be happy to assist you. We can’t wait to hear from you!