ART: Spend Your Next ‘Rain’ Day at MoMA

'RAIN ROOM' AT BARBICAN CENTRE, 2012 PHOTO CREDIT: RANDOM INTERNATIONAL

RAIN ROOM AT BARBICAN CENTRE, 2012
PHOTO CREDIT: RANDOM INTERNATIONAL

We’ve all heard the saying, “Rain, rain go away,” but how often does that really work? Well, here’s your chance to play Mother Nature for a day at the Museum of Modern Art. Rain Room premiered last year at England’s Barbican Centre and was a smashing hit. The installation’s first U.S. showing is just as popular, with New York crowds lining up and waiting for hours in MoMA’s adjacent lot since opening in May.

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Get lost in the moment upon entering the darkened 300-square-foot space. The soothing sound of rain may distract your attention from a steady stream of water above. Visitors stay dry exploring the room, though. A system of 3D tracking cameras sense your every move, but I think half the fun is getting a little wet!

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VISITORS EXPERIENCING THE RAIN ROOM AT MoMA, 2013

VISITORS EXPERIENCING THE RAIN ROOM AT MoMA, 2013

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RAIN ROOM AT MoMA, 2013

RAIN ROOM AT MoMA, 2013

RAIN ROOM AT MoMA, 2013

RAIN ROOM AT MoMA, 2013

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NOTE: The Rain Room installation is open during regular Museum hours and runs through July 28. Admittance to the line will end once it reaches capacity, prior to Museum closing.

Recommended:

Museum of Modern Art: http://www.moma.org/

Expo1:New York Rain Room: http://www.momaps1.org/expo1/module/rainroom/

rAndom International: http://random-international.com/

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