Van Gogh Alive is a fully-immersive experience in which more than 3,000 of Van Gogh's paintings are beamed across multiple projectors to illuminate larger-than-life screens, with a high-definition sound system playing classical music through several speakers over the course of the entire 35-minute duration of the exhibit. Please note that there are no seating areas within this exhibit space. If you do need to sit, you'll need to exit the room, but you do have unlimited re-entry back into the room for the remainder of the day.
Projections of unnamed Van Gogh paintings illuminate the projection screens for a few seconds at a time. There were basically 3 separate rooms within the exhibit. At times, all of the screens projected the same image. Other times, opposing screens would alternate with different images from approximately the same time period as one another. Different stages of Van Gogh's varying artistic expressions seemed to be accented by projectors going dark, and images were replaced by cursive writing bearing some thought-provoking quote by the famed artist.
Given the current state of the global pandemic, tickets must be pre-purchased prior to arrival at the museum. Timed entry then controlled the size of the crowd somewhat; however, the final room of the small-spaced exhibit did make me a little uncomfortable as we were pretty close to other attendees. It should be noted here that a temperature-check was taken upon our entry into the museum, and face masks were required at all times inside the building.
So what I would recommend, as this is what my family ended up doing once we reached the third (and final) room of the crowded exhibit: we went back to the first room where we entered, and watched the entire show from there. The images that are displayed in the first room are the same as the ones in the second room, which are the same that simultaneously show in the final room. As with my family, other visitors seemed to breeze right through the first room, mistreating it as some type of unimportant entryway... and this was a mistake on our part. All of these visitors ended up essentially rushing into the large final room with the other visitors, and again: it's too cramped in there, at least for my preference. Do yourself a favor and enjoy the entirety of this beautiful exhibit from the first room, and you'll feel (as my family did) as though you have a private showing of Van Gogh Alive.
The permanent collection of Dali's works featured at this museum actually represents the largest collection of Dali's art outside of Dali Theater-Museum, which Dali created himself, in his hometown of Catalonia Spain.
The surreal, and sometimes morbid, imagery of Dali is abundantly on display here in the form of more than 100 watercolors / drawings, 96 oil paintings, and a wide collection of other chronicles. Personally, I love Dali's style. I love seeing the deep colors in many of his works. Some of his pieces here at The Dali were surprisingly not much larger than my hand, while some others spanned the size of the wall, from floor to ceiling. The museum does a decent job of allocating sufficient viewing space for each piece. The walkways didn't seem cramped within this permanent collection (we did have to wait in line for less than 10 minutes just outside the exhibit), but I appreciate how the museum did well to control the size of the crowd within the exhibit this way.
We would highly recommend pre-purchasing your tickets, and coming out to see both exhibits while you can, before Van Gogh Alive's final date of April 11 2021. You're essentially paying the price of 1 admission for 2 very unique, and different, art exhibits featuring the works of arguably 2 of the most widely-known artists in the world.