Eye of the Storm: Inside MoMA’s Rain Room

The Observer paid a visit to the Rain Room, MoMA’s latest installation by Random International. Sensors track visitors’ movements, allowing them to traverse through a downpour, lit by a single spotlight, without being touched by a drop of water. We were drawn to the exhibit by the onslaught of Facebook and Instagram photos we’ve actually enjoyed—a rarity in these food porn days. Eager to get in on the action, we grabbed our camera and headed to midtown. Turns out, it’s magical.

(Photo by Emily Anne Epstein)

(Photo by Emily Anne Epstein)

(Photo by Emily Anne Epstein)

(Photo by Emily Anne Epstein)

(Photo by Emily Anne Epstein)

(Photo by Emily Anne Epstein)

(Photo by Emily Anne Epstein)

(Photo by Emily Anne Epstein)

(Photo by Emily Anne Epstein)

(Photo by Emily Anne Epstein)

(Photo by Emily Anne Epstein)

(Photo by Emily Anne Epstein)

Moma Rain Room

(Photo by Emily Anne Epstein)

(Photo by Emily Anne Epstein)

(Photo by Emily Anne Epstein)

Moma Rain Room

(Photo by Emily Anne Epstein)