Since 1992, the VanGo! Museum on Wheels has brought museum-quality artwork to schools and events throughout the region. The program gives visitors of all ages an authentic art museum experience while reinforcing existing school curriculum and standards. The current VanGo is a 31-foot long by 10-foot wide Winnebago Sightseer retrofitted with a gallery space. The VanGo visits schools and a wide variety of public and private events. Visits include tours onboard the VanGo, group assemblies, and a hands-on activity. Exhibitions rotate on an annual basis.
Special FX features works that explore pattern, optical illusion, and the art of dazzlement. Beginning in March 2019, this exhibition will travel to schools and events throughout the region onboard the VanGo! Museum on Wheels.
The physical sensation of viewing pattern and optical illusion can be pleasurable, overwhelming, or even a tad painful. The feeling is even more intense when we see overlapping or interrupted optical illusions or patterns. Our eyes as viewers become overwhelmed, or dazzled. In Special FX, visitors are confronted not only by optical illusions and pattern, but by unique mixtures and disruptions of the two which cause an especially intense effect known as dazzle.
The VanGo! can accommodate up to 15 visitors per tour group and up to 200 visitors in a single day (6 hours). We recommend that each tour group spends at least 15 minutes in the exhibition. The morning assembly is approximately 20 minutes and requires a screen and projector. After the assembly, classrooms attend the VanGo in halves. One half joins a docent onboard the VanGo, while the other half completes a hands-on activity inside the school. Halfway through their session, the halves switch.
One full day (up to 6 hours) = $600
Each additional day = $475
Travel Fee = 2.5 x #mi. from SAM
The Susquehanna Art Museum charges host sites a fee for each visit. Pricing for on-site visits vary and are contingent upon the visitor’s location and the duration of the visit. A travel fee will be added to all visits, which is 2.5 times the number of miles traveled from the Susquehanna Art Museum.
For more information or to schedule a VanGo visit to your school or organization, please contact Ross Tyger by email at Rtyger@SusquehannaArtMuseum.org.