In yet another example of how I totally fit millennial stereotypes…I love Instagram (so sue me). So when you combine a trendy Instagram location with an art installation (I was an Art History major), I cannot resist. Enter: Rain Room at LACMA.
Rain Room, per LACMA’s website, “is an immersive environment of perpetually falling water that pauses wherever a human body is detected. The installation offers visitors an opportunity to experience what is seemingly impossible: the ability to control rain. Rain Room presents a respite from everyday life and an opportunity for sensory reflection within a responsive relationship.”
My aunt and uncle, who joined our excursion, pointed out that only in L.A. would we be fascinated by an installation of rain. Nevertheless, it does create a rather magical feeling as you stand dry, listening to the rain pour around you.
I won’t lie – it’s tricky to get tickets (it may even be sold out…sorry). I lucked out because Mom is a LACMA member. The nice thing is, with your ticket you get general admission to the museum, so you can check out some of the other exhibits and also spend some time in the surrounding park. Pro tip: Food trucks pile up across the street around lunchtime.
So, if you’re into art or Instagram bait, check it out. It’ll be at LACMA until April 24th. And yes, Angelenos – this is what rain is like. Except you get wet.
Rain Room at LACMA
November 1, 2015-April 24, 2016
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036