Rain Room is about to rock LACMA, and if you want to see it, you’d better starting planning now!
The Rain Room is a 2500 sq ft. installation featuring fields of falling water presented in a carefully choreographed downpour that is able to respond to the movements of the viewer as they navigate through the space. It’s sort of like walking through a massive rainstorm but without getting wet, and it’s set to open to the public at LACMA starting on November 1.
Created by London-based art collective Random International, versions of the installation has previously been presented at The Museum of Modern Art in New York and London’s Barbican Centre, and in those cases viewers were some viewers waiting up to 8 hours to get a 15 minute experience.
Based on that tidbit of info, plus the fact that advance member preview sales sold out in short order PLUS the sheer social media response that our previously coverage of Rain Room received, I’m fully expecting advance tickets to be in high demand, and strongly urge readers who want to attend the exhibition grab their tickets as early as possible.
With that in mind, here’s some key info:
Rain Room will be on display at LACMA from November 1 until March 6. The cost will be a $15 upgrade from the museum’s standard admission price. Members and visitors 17 will be charged $10 with a general admission ticket in order to see the installation.
Reserved tickets will be available online to the general public beginning starting on October 21, 2015.
Unfortunately, no time is specified for the tickets sales to go live, so I would check frequently throughout that day to stay on top of it.
Here’s a cost breakdown of what the upgrade fees look like:
- LACMA Member: $10 to upgrade
- NextGen / Youth (3-17): $10 to upgrade
- GA: $15 to upgrade
- GA Senior / Student: $15 to upgrade
- Frank Ghery + GA: $15 to upgrade
- NextGen Adult Guest: $15 to upgrade
Note that a standard GA gallery admission is $15, so if you buy the ticket and the upgrade, it’ll cost you $30 to see Rain Room.
For additional information on ticket and planning your visit to the exhibition, check out LACMA’s FAQ page for Rain Room public ticket information.
To see updates, and to check back to see if ticket sales are live, visit LACMA’s main Rain Room homepage.