Rain Room Exhibit Pours Into LACMA

About 7 month(s) ago by Ayres Hotels

Random International’s Rain Room exhibit, which has been creating long lines in top art museums across the world, will be taking the West Coast’s Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) by storm. Now through Sunday, April 24th, come witness an art installation unlike any other.

The Rain Room offers an immersive and artistic rainfall that pauses whenever a human body is detected. The magic is that romantics and non-romantics alike can dance, frolic, or simply stand amidst a downpour while managing to stay completely dry. With water, injection molded tiles, solenoid valves, pressure regulators, custom software, 3D tracking cameras, steel beams, water management system, and a grated floor, visitors truly have the opportunity to do the impossible: control rainfall.

The highly acclaimed art exhibit tests the relationship between human and nature in addition to the dynamic between a sensory experience and reflection. What does the trickling sound and seemingly perpetual sensation of rainfall offer to the human psyche? Calmness? Ease? Visitors to other top international cities’ showing of the Rain Room very much enjoyed the ability to photograph their experience, adding to the new age of interactive-photographic immersion with art. In many ways, Random International’s celebrated exhibition provokes critical questions to our changing world. The Rain Room is a part of The Hyundai Project: Art + Technology at LACMA, an initiative that explores the convergence of art and technology.

LACMA is known for presenting headline-worthy exhibitions and special events, which the Rain Room certainly adds to. LACMA occupies a 20-acre building that has recently been renovated. Since the new architectural updates, LACMA has attracted a significantly higher number of attendees. Attendance has jumped from 600,000 in 2005 to 1,000,000 in 2011. The museum features the BP Grand Entrance Pavilion that greets guests with its installation of Chris Burden’s Urban Light, the Broad Contemporary Art Museum’s (BCAM) housing of modern work, and the Ahmanson Building that holds certain modern collections in addition several classic Greek, Roman, American, and Latin American works.

To avoid the lines that the Rain Room historically attracts, LACMA offers pre-sale tickets to the exhibit that also includes general entry for the museum. Purchase tickets online here. Ticket prices for adults are $15 and $10 for LACMA members. For planning purposes, please note that the Rain Room exhibit also opens an hour before the museum becomes open to the public and then stays open for an hour after the museum closes.

Ayres Hotel Manhattan Beach/Hawthorne is about a half-hour drive to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.