CHICAGO — Have you ever wondered what would happen if a painting came to life? Well, one has, and you can now spend the night in it.
The Art Institute of Chicago has recreated one of Vincent van Gogh’s most iconic paintings as a rentable on Airbnb. The “Bedroom in Arles” room is part of a larger apartment located just outside the museum’s campus in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.
The room is nearly an exact replica of the original painting. It includes the smallest details, including the copper-green streaks on the floor, and is arranged in haphazard alignment to imitate the painting as closely as possible. It accommodates two people for $10 a night, and even has a bathroom to provide a comfortable stay for its guests.
The room was replicated in order to promote an upcoming exhibition at the Art Institute. “Van Gogh’s Bedrooms” will be showcased at the museum starting February 14. This will be the first time the three paintings will be showcased together in North America.
The demand for the room has been very high and all available dates in February have already been booked. However, the Art Institute plans to offer dates in March and April as well.
To find out what dates will be available in the future, follow the Art Institute of Chicago Facebook page where they will be posting updates on upcoming openings.