Manhattan Country School – 2019 Farm Festival
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Unique Experiences

Van Gogh Find Yourself at the Met

Item Number
349
Estimated Value
$300 USD
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$150 USD to soups570
Number of Bids
3  -  Bid History

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Tickets for up to 4 People to Van Gogh Find Yourself at the Met

Have you always wanted to meet a famous artist? Vincent Van Gogh will meet you inside the 81st Street entrance of The Met and take you inside for a cup of coffee. You can order a beverage or snack. "Vincent" will draw your portrait and reveal secrets to some iconic moments that shaped his life. After about an hour Walter arrives, and we will all go to see the 17 Van Gogh paintings.

Walter is an NYC based artist currently traveling the world with his one-man show about Vincent Van Gogh. Walter draws live performances around NYC and in the Festival and also draws live while he is performing his show.  He has just returned to the US from a 3 month tour of the EU/UK.

Reviewers state:

"I can not recommend this experience enough. Walter is a true living artist. “Vincent” took his time to connect with us as he drew our portraits and told us about his life in a way that made even the facts I knew seem new and interesting. Walter then took us to the Van Gogh exhibit and gave more insight into the beautiful works. Do yourself a favor and meet this wonderful man. SUPPPORT LIVING ARTISTS!"

"What a wonderful experience with this actor/visual artist who brings Vincent to life. The time with him was totally engaging and fascinating. Vincent's letters seem to come alive in the two hours time. Truly unique and the momento he prepares ever so quickly is precious in itself. You are such a special human being. Thank you!"

"I learnt more about Van Gogh from this experience than I ever could from a book or lecture and came away feeling a true connection to him. I booked the experience as a surprise for my Dad and my sister and all three of us were transfixed right from the start. Vincent warmly greeted us like old friends and immediately we were immersed in a convincing narrative. We spent an hour listening to Vincent share his life story as he sketched our portraits. At no stage did it feel scripted or stilted. It felt like we were granted a privileged and unique insight into a truly fascinating mind. Afterwards, Vincent became Walter, and we wandered through the stunning artworks and appreciated them together, like friends. Walter’s professionalism, warmth, generosity, expertise and deep personal insight made this an experience to remember forever. I recommend this experience wholeheartedly."

"February, 2019 I thought this would just be a fun was to see the museum, have a guide through the masses of tourists. It was so much more! Walter aka Vincent found me in the lobby and we proceeded to the museum Members Only lounge that was quite and inviting with comfortable seating and refreshments. I sat with Vincent for over an hour hearing his fascinating life story, his highs and lows, struggles and loves with humanity. The performance brought me to tears at points of his storytelling, Walter truly portrayed the artist with fine respect. From there we toured the galleries of the masters and having heard the stories before hand it enhance the paintings. TAKE THIS TOUR!"

This experience will take place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York City.

Includes entrance fee to museum.

 

Donated By:

Walter DeForest