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Rain Room by rAndom International at the Museum of Modern Art
Photograph: Virginia RollisonRain Room by rAndom International at the Museum of Modern Art

Tickets for Rain Room at LACMA go on sale Wednesday

Michael Juliano
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Michael Juliano
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Just as we're starting to overcome the frenzy surrounding the Broad opening, it's time to prepare for next month's arrival of a blockbuster exhibition at LACMA: Rain Room.

Tickets will go on sale this Wednesday (we're told sometime in the morning) for every day of the installation's four-month run. LACMA expects entire days to sell out in advance, so don't bank on picking up same-day tickets at the museum's box office.

For the uninitiated, the wet wonder from art collective Random International is quite literally a massive room filled with water raining from the ceiling—the twist being you stay dry while the room downpours around you. The timed exhibition will allow up to 22 people in the gallery space during 15-minute sessions, with up to seven people under the rain at the same time. As you might expect, that limited capacity caused hours-long lines at the Barbican in London and MoMA PS1 in New York; LACMA's timed ticketing policy should hopefully alleviate that issue. 

Members have already had a crack at tickets for as long as a month, so you'll already be facing a smaller pool of available tickets—in other words, maybe it's time to plunk down a few bucks for a membership. If not, a Rain Room reservation will run you $15 on top of the $15 general admission into the museum.

Oh, and drought shamers, don't worry: Rain Room uses approximately 528 gallons of water (a little bit more than the amount a family of four uses in a day) that will be recycled throughout the entire run.

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