Los Angeles Museum Debuts ‘Rain Room’

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Los Angeles welcomed one of the most unique exhibits to hit the U.S. when the new Rain Room exhibit opened at Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Sunday. The Rain Room is named for the fact the room is filled with “rain.” However, as visitors pass through the room, sensors capture their movement and prevent the rain from hitting them, so visitors are instead surrounded by rain without getting wet.

The exhibit opened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on the 1st and will run through Mar, 6, 2016. The original Rain Room debuted in London in 2012 and was designed by Hannes Koch and Florian Ortkass, co-founders of Random International, a London-based art collective. The Rain Room was featured at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2013, and returns to the U.S. with its new Los Angeles location as part of the museum’s Art + Technology initiative.

Seven visitors are allowed into the room at a time for 15 minutes. Advanced tickets — selling out fast — are recommended. The Rain Room is $15 for general admission and $10 for children 3 to 17 and members, and in addition to museum admission, which is $15 general admission, $10 for seniors and students, and free for children ages 3 to 17.

–Lissa Poirot

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