The Art Institute of Chicago is launching an interactive experience alongside their latest exhibition entry to a full-size replica of Van Gogh’s painting The Bedroom. The room, available on AirBnB, includes all the details of the original painting, arranged in haphazard alignment to imitate the original room.
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to see the world through the crazy eyes of very crazy Vincent Van Gogh, now you can. The Art Institute of Chicago built a life-size replica of his popular painting, Bedroom In Arles.
The rental was built to promote a new exhibition, Van Gogh’s Bedrooms, that opens at the museum on February 14 and runs until May 10. The exhibition is the first time that all three versions of the painting will be shown in North America, and it includes several extra presentations, including a digitally enhanced reconstruction of the room—you can’t sleep in it, but you can interact with it to learn more about new scientific research on the painting.
Right now, there are no longer dates available to rent the room in February, but the Art Institute plans to release more rentals in the near future. “The available dates went much faster than anyone could have expected,” the museum posted on Facebook. “We’ll be sharing available dates in March in the next couple of weeks.”
If you’re lucky enough to get one of the coveted spots for this Airbnb listing, you’ll be allowed to bring a friend. The room accommodates two people and even comes with a bathroom. More importantly, the room only costs ten bucks per night.
“I’m charging $10 for no other reason than that I need to buy paint,” says the description of the room, written as though it were penned Vincent Van Gogh. “However, I will be happy to provide you with tickets to my exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago.” What a deal.