Ian and I got to go see Rain Room at LACMA! Ian remarked to me that LACMA does a really good job of combining really well-curated "serious" exhibitions and some fun projects that are just really cool. This is definitely one of those projects that feels very special but is also kind of like a playground. The group we went in with was a diverse mix of kids, old people, LA girls lookin' to Instagram it up, and serious art types. What's so cool about these immersive projects is that they kind of put everyone on the same field. Rain Room is part of the Light and Space movement that came out of Southern California. While the movement comes with quite a bit of theory and history, the actual pieces it produces are only brought to life when experienced. Meaning: they are only successful when they attract groups of people who are willing to forego thought and actually experience the sensations that Light and Space artists strive for. Rain Room turns you into a ball of joy and wonder as you cautiously but excitedly step forward into the rain. You spend the whole time hoping no water falls on you but secretly enjoying when it does. You can barely hear anything but the sound of falling water and the bright light is blinding but adds to the mystery. I just love it.