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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Rain room

This week, the new interactive exhibit Rain Room opened at the Museum of Modern Art. Heavy rain pours down in an enormous room, but when you step into the rain, the area directly over your head dries up. So you can walk, dance and kiss in the rain without getting wet!

"The overall effect is mesmerizing," reported Gothamist. "A semi-blinding white klieg light at the back of the room disorients your field of vision while highlighting the millions of individual raindrops showering down around you on all sides. The motion sensors are so sensitive that you can sweep your arm through the deluge and still keep your shirt dry. Move too quickly, however, and you can get good and soaked if want."

The lines are going to be insane, especially since only 10 people are admitted at a time, but it would be worth waiting. Since MoMA members get priority access and exclusive viewing hours, it might even be worth joining.

How cool is that?!

P.S. Cool art exhibits: Swings, slides and marrying Prince William.

(Photos by Random International, MoMA and Katie Sokoler/Gothamist)

68 comments:

Imogen Eve said...

That sounds magical.

I wish it was in Sydney, I'd love to go.

quinncooper said...

I read about this a month or so ago. It looks insane. There is a video you can watch where the artist explains the exhibit. Pretty interesting.
I'm definitely going to try and go, maybe on a weekday before it opens. Hopefully the lines won't be as long.
Pretty cool though,
xo Quinn

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macaca grava-por-cima said...

UAU! sounds amazing!

jm said...

This looks amazing!!!!!

Princess Kayel said...

This looks so cool! Would just love love love to visit!

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Mallowry Perdeaux said...

Wow. This sounds like a more magical version of a fog installation Anthony Gormley did at the Hayward Gallery in London a few years back (Blind Light). And that was pretty wonderful!

Nancy said...

Wow this looks amazing. I'd wish we had such an exhibit in The Netherlands. I would line up right away!

in dreams said...

my friend + i are driving down JUST to see that exhibit this summer. it looks absolutely incredible. i can't wait!! :)

Meg said...

That looks incredible! The skies over London are trying for the same type of installation art piece but haven't quite got the sensors sorted yet! :)

Monica Pianosi said...

It was in London last year!!

Second Floor Flat said...

Please go and tell us how it is! I tried to go in London and the lines were crazy, crazy, crazy long.

Michelle Panting said...

This looks amazing! I"m hoping to come down to New York this summer, and I hope I'll get a chance to see this!

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Michael said...

I remember hearing about this. It looks really cool. I was just at the MoMA this past Friday but I obviosuly need to go back and check this out.

Rachel Holt said...

I went when it was in London earlier this year - we had to wait 4 hours to get in, but with tea & cake in group of friends we just turned it into a 4 hour moving picnic. It's definitely worth the wait :)

Lady Grey said...

this sounds amazing! And the pictures are incredible!

Laura Kristensen said...

That sounds absolutely amazing! I'd love to try it, it sounds surreal. :-) x

Monica L. Shulman said...

I really wanted to take my daughter this summer on a weekday with the hope that it goes by faster early in the morning but who knows. I think she would LOVE it. I can't wait to check it out myself.

Jana Miller said...

I wish I could go!!!! That sounds so cool :) I wonder if you'll be able to take pictures?
Jana
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Julie Blake said...

This is too cool!

megan said...

This is too cool!

bintheknow said...

Oh my gosh this sounds so cool and romantic! I want to take a vacation just to experience it!
Much love,
B

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Debs said...

The exhibit is until when? I'm arriving in NYC in early June.

stefana said...

oh, i visited this when i was in london last year. it's so much more intense than words can describe...we went there very early and only had to wait for about an hour but is was deffinetly worth it. if you have a chance to go, eevryone should try it, especially those who love the strong rains. i can't imagine how awesome it would seem to a small child, pretty sure toby will go bananas over it.

Kate W said...

I saw this when it was in London, it was incredible! They only admitted 5 people at a time so the queues were pretty long, but we arrived half an hour before it opened and got in about an hour later. As long as you go with some friends it's not so bad! I posted some photos here if you're interested, it was such a brilliant experience!

http://styleisalwaysfashionable.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/rain-room.html

Jamie Herzlinger said...

This looks absolutely exquisite! I hope to go soon! I loved catching up with your blog! Love, Jamie Herzlinger

Ladies in Navy said...

that sounds absolutely gorgeous and insane!
kw ladies in navy

Alice Forward said...

i made a post about this a while ago. i thought it finished in march. i've been and it was absolutely amazing.

Lisa Pappalardo said...

I wish I was in NYC to see this!

xo Lisa
Making Life's Lemons

VintageDanielle said...

I wish I could be there! That looks life changing and so exciting.

green eye gurl said...

I went in December in London. Worth. The. Wait.

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Molly said...

This looks amazing! I would love to go. You're right, the wait doesn't matter. People are so creative.

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xo Molly

jule said...

oh my god, I read about this a few weeks back and I immediately want to book a flight to NYC and spend my days in this room. i love art when it's not just boring paintings but interactive awesomeness! ♥

Keiko said...

I just went yesterday! So much fun!! I posted some pics if you're interested in seeing them!!

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Dani said...

AH! I want to go right now!

Poppy B. said...

This is amazing -- thanks for reminding me that it's open now!

Kristina said...

This.is.so.cool

mindykay said...

amazing!! Sign me up! :)

Annie said...

So cool! I'd fly to NYC if I could just to try this out!

Mary Keller said...

This sounds so amazing. Do you know how long the exhibit will be open? I'd love to see it.

becksss said...

I queued eight hours for this in London... still trying to work out if it was worth that long!!

Sarah and Renuka said...

that is incredible! definitely an exhibit I would like to see!

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Reina said...

Oh my GOODDDD that sounds awesome! Makes me REALLY wish I lived in NY.

rachelchristine said...

Last semester, I studied abroad in London, and this exact same exhibit was at the Barbican Centre in London. I was able to check it out, and it is beyond amazing. I only had to wait 2 hours to see it, but I think it's definitely worth the wait.

Kate Mothes said...

this is so amazing; thank you for sharing! i wish i could make it to nyc to see this! perhaps it will travel elsewhere.

kate
http://artsyabroad.blogspot.com

Alina Voronov said...

Interesting. And I was thinking of going to the MOMA too... I fear the line's length but...maybe later in the summer?

Heather said...

Oh my gosh this is dreamy!!

Melinda DiOrio said...

I can't wait to see this!

Brooke Blanchard said...

I need to do this NOW. Who's with me??

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Jade Sheldon said...

Wow! What fun...

Mary Mackenzie said...

This is so cool! Reminds me of the art exhibit where they made clouds!

Mani said...

This looks incredible! I'd love to try it

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Saw this in London. Absolutely beautiful.

Kerri B said...

Wow! This looks wonderfully amazing and so romantic :)

McKenzie said...

Wow, this is absolutely incredible!! Would love to go!!

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Ruth said...

I visited this in London and it was brilliant! The line took about three hours but we had coffee and snacks so we survived. One tip though, the sensor works less well on black clothing. So I was wearing a black coat / dark jeans and even moving slowly I did get pretty wet! The staff said bright colours are best. Enjoy! :)

Hannah Brukharden said...

Looks like a dream :X

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Mariah said...

That looks awesome and so magical! Wish I was close enough to go.

Mariah

www.randomthoughtsfromastayathomemom.blogspot.ca

Joy said...

Love it--that certainly would brighten spirits here in Texas! With a large portion of the country experiencing extreme drought, it seems worth mentioning that the water is recycled.

Eva Marie Close said...

I seriously hope this is still showing when I travel to New York! Beautiful photographs, they are so mesmerizing. I can only imagine being able to shoot in this as a set for a whole day... Such magic!
x eva
www.evamarieclosephotography.blogspot.com.au

bobbleheads08 said...

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Unknown said...

I took my 2 kids twice to the rain room in London - they loved it! It was really fun watching them interact with the exhibit. The queue was long but everyone was prepared with snacks and card games and the wait became part of the day out. Would definitely recommend.

Unknown said...

I took my 2 kids twice to the rain room in London - they loved it! It was really fun watching them interact with the exhibit. The queue was long but everyone was prepared with snacks and card games and the wait became part of the day out. Would definitely recommend.

Jennifer Page said...

we went on Thursday night during the opening reception and LOVED it. definitely check it out! so beautiful and magical :)

Mostly Lisa said...

This looks amazing! Wish I was in NY to go visit. So gorgeous.

Always,
Mostly Lisa

Living the Creative Life said...

Whoa cool! I want to try that! One more reason I need to move to NYC. ;P

Usha said...

I waited in line for five hours on Saturday and was rather delirious at the end of it. Here is the post I wrote and some tips that might help:

http://www.indulgingmywanderlust.com/2013/05/moma-rain-room-survival-tips.html

eliseeyears said...

Wow that's really awesome. I wish I lived in NYC for the art and culture. One day I hope to go there and explore all it has to offer. Thanks for this magical post!

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