Exploring The Broad

July 28, 2017
Posted: November 14, 2016, 8:58pm


If you’ve driven past Frank Gehry’s iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall in the past year or so, then you’ve definitely noticed the newest addition to South Grand – The Broad. A contemporary art museum founded by Eli and Edythe Broad, this distinctive minimalist building houses their extensive art collection in 120,000 square feet of exhibition space, offices, storage, and parking. They impressively offer free general admission to the permanent collection galleries, allowing millions of Angelenos and tourists to enjoy their pieces every year. My mom made reservations a month in advance, so all we had to do was present our tickets at the door and walk straight in! I highly recommend accessing the museum this way to avoid the generally long standby line that is first come, first served. You can reserve tickets up to December here.

The main exhibits were simply astounding. Many of the pieces on display were part of the curriculum and course plans for my Minor in Art History during my undergrad! There were entire sections of works by Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, Roy Liechtenstein, Damien Hirst, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and more. It’s amazing that a single couple can have so many important and famous art pieces in their collection. One of the hottest installations this year, Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room, was also delightful. Only 1-2 people could go in at a time, and although the experience lasted for ~40 seconds, it was still incredible to be standing in a box with seemingly thousands of different colored lights. Make sure you sign up for this as soon as you enter the museum because the wait can be upwards of 2 hours long! I highly recommend visiting The Broad!!

Published on July 28th, 2017

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