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MoMA’s ‘Rain Room’

Friday, June 21, 2013 4:00:23 AM America/New_York

Have you ever been stuck in a storm and wished you could turn it off? Or perhaps delay the rain until you were safely inside? If you live in New York, I’m positive you have.

The new Rain Room exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art (part of EXPO 1: New York) gives visitors that power, with a field of falling water that pauses wherever a human body is detected.

The exhibit is a great comment on the interaction of urban development and the natural world, as well as the steps we can take through technology to create a more sustainable environment. It’s also a little fun to pretend you’re Storm from X-men.



Photo courtesy of Museum of Modern Art.

Sometimes to get a little culture, we have to leave Restorsea's home base in Midtown East and go…to Midtown West, to the Museum of Modern Art of course!

Claes Oldeburg’s four-show retrospective opened at MoMA a few weeks ago and spotlights the audaciousness and sense of whimsy that can be discovered in every day objects, featuring the artist's most known work: his human-sized plaster dessert(!) sculpters.

The show includes selected works from Oldeburg's 40+ year career, and is a testiment to his reputation as one of the most important artists of the 20th century.

Photo courtesy of MoMA.

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