The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has been exploding with visitors eager to check out Random International's Rain Room. Rain Room is a highly acclaimed, immersive exhibit in which water continually falls, emulating rain, until you stand under it and, like magic, it stops. It is a commentary on man's relationship to nature and the experience is breathtaking. The biggest plus, however, may be those awesome Instagram and Facebook pictures that you can post and show off to your friends. Unfortunately, Rain Room requires tickets which are sold out (sorry to get your hopes up). However, don't be too discouraged because Los Angeles is home to some pretty amazing museums which are currently displaying unbelievable exhibits. While waiting for more Rain Room tickets to become available, check out these six exhibits (you better act fast because many are on display for a limited time).
Metropolis II at LACMA
An ongoing exhibit at LACMA, Metropolis II is an awe-inspiring, kinetic sculpture representing a modern city. Comprised of 18 roadways, train tracks, speeding cars, and city sounds, Metropolis II is an intriguing experience.
Uh-Oh: Frances Stark at Hammer Museum
LA based artist, Frances Stark has made waves in LA's art community. A prominent writer as well, Stark blends words with visuals across a wide variety of subjects, making her art truly one of a kind. The limited-time exhibit, titled: Uh-Oh, shows work spanning across 25 years and includes drawings, collages, paintings, mixed media work, video, and photos.
Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrored Room at The Broad Museum
This immersive experience is similar to Rain Room in terms of the limited capacity and time allowed to view it. Infinity Mirrored Room is a truly mesmerizing LED light display, seemingly endless due to the mirrored walls. Incredibly beautiful and jaw dropping, if you are lucky enough to snag a ticket, you are in for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You have to act fast because it is only on display until March 2016.
The Younger Generation: Contemporary Japanese Photography at The Getty
The Getty Museum, located on The Getty Center is an absolutely beautiful museum that you can spend hours exploring. Currently on limited exhibition until February 21, is a beautiful collection of photography, The Younger Generation, by five female photographers. Revolutionary because these Japanese-born artists challenged the male-dominated field of photography, the exhibition features contemporary Japanese photography.
The Art of Our Time at The Museum of Contemporary Art
MOCA is the hub for contemporary art and The Art of Our Time is an exceptional exhibit that celebrates today's artists. Post-war artwork by a variety of artists is displayed in an esteemed and inspiring collection comprised of both iconic and lesser known work. From sculpture, to painting, this is the exhibit to check out if you love contemporary art.
James Turrell, Breathing Light at LACMA
Another incredible and immersive experience courtesy of LACMA is Breathing Light, a display by James Turrell. According to LACMA's description online, this display is "designed to entirely eliminate the viewer's depth perception." The exhibit is highly sought after and limited to an occupancy of 8 persons so be sure to reserve same-day access when you arrive at LACMA.
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