‘Rain Room’ Installation Simulating Downpour Coming to LACMA

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A visitor at the "Rain Room" at The Museum of Modern Art on May 20, 2013. (Credit: Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Rain is finally coming to Los Angeles — unfortunately, not the kind of showers that would reverse the area’s historic drought. “Rain Room,” an elaborate art installation that allows visitors to walk through a simulated downpour, is arriving at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in November.

A popular draw when it was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Barbican Centre in London, “Rain Room” is scheduled to open at LACMA on Nov. 1 on the ground floor of the Broad Contemporary building. The piece is set to be there through March 6.

The artwork, which is about 2,500 square feet, features sensors that allow people to walk through falling water without getting wet. A museum spokeswoman said that 20 to 22 people will be allowed into the gallery space for each quarter-hour session. Five to seven people may move under the rain at one time.

Timed tickets will be required for visitors to experience “Rain Room.” Tickets will be $10 for members and visitors 17 and younger, with a general admission ticket. All other visitors will be required to purchase a $15 upgrade to any general admission or specially ticketed exhibition admission.

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