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MSC Cruises Launches First Fine Art Experience at Sea

Tuesday Aug 27, 2019
A behind-the-scenes look at creating an interactive art experience aboard MSC Grandiosa.
A behind-the-scenes look at creating an interactive art experience aboard MSC Grandiosa.  (Source:MSC Cruises)

MSC Grandiosa, the newest ship in the MSC Cruises fleet set to launch in November, will host the world's first fine art experience on board a cruise ship. The immersive art and dining experience featuring "Degas Danse Dessin" aims to bring guests closer to the world of fine art with a spellbinding exhibition of original Impressionist art.

Housed in a purpose-built installation within the L'Atelier Bistro at the heart of the ship's Mediterranean-style Promenade, the Edgar Degas exhibition is the first curation of this unique collection on board a cruise ship. The Danse Dessin series presents 26 studies of movement and dance and was previously exhibited in major international galleries and museums. Degas' work encapsulates the soul of a romantic Paris, truly fitting within the setting of the new French Bistro on board MSC Grandiosa. It will also offer an immersive experience for guests with five videos running alongside the artwork detailing details of Degas' work and life.

The introduction and presentation of the renowned works is part of a collaboration between MSC Cruises and THE AIMES, experts in creating multi-sensory, interactive experiences, employing innovative technology to engage people with art and culture. The exhibition has been curated by art historian, critic and member of exhibition producers THE AIMES, Marcello Smarrelli.

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