Field Report: The Broad Museum DTLA
The HEX Bus at The Broad
Living in Los Angeles, we have access to all kinds of social, cultural, and artistic attractions. But when there is a brand-new one opening, we all get excited. Construction on The Broad Museum
has been ongoing for several years on Grand Avenue, right next door to the Walt Disney Concert Hall
, and across the street from the Museum Of Contemporary Art (MOCA
). So, when the museum was finally opened, we got right over there.
The basics are these: The Museum is approximately 120,000 square feet in size, and was designed by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The Museum is named for Philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad, who shelled out the $140 million for the project. The collection contains over 2000 works of contemporary art by over 200 artists including Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jasper Jones, Keith Haring, and Takashi Murakami, among others.
So take a look and enjoy, and get yourself to the Broad as soon as possible - it is a dramatic, inspiring, and well-layed-out space for viewing great art in Los Angeles.
Loved this mirror by Lichtenstein
For a limited time, you can see Yayoi Kusama's incredible installation, Infinity Mirrored Room - The Souls Of Millions Of Light Years Away
The second floor - a great space for art
Takashi Murakami's work has some amazing layers of detail
ittle peek of the Disney Concert Hall (Frank Gehry is one of our faves)