Los Angeles is the largest city in California, it is known for its incredible climate, cultural diversity, entertainment industries, and the level of tourists who usually visit it. Among its most popular attractions are theme parks, museums, and their outdoor spaces; it’s an amazing place for those looking for a wonderful holiday.
One of the places you have to visit on your trip to Los Angeles is The Broad, it’s a museum dedicated to contemporary art. It houses approximately 2000 works of art that are part of the Broad collection, from post-war art collections.
This museum was opened only 5 years ago but has managed to become one of the favorites of those who visit it. It is located at 221 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, very close to cultural institutions such as the Music Center and Walt Disney Concert Hall. So if you are looking for a day full of culture, this option is the best and not only for the museum but in its surroundings.
The museum and its design
The building where it is located was designed by Diller Scofidio, has an innovative concept that has made it an architectural icon; it is a design that gives the illusion that it is covered by a veil-like structure, giving it a modern and unique touch. This building has 140,000 square meters that are divided into 3 floors where more than 2000 works are shown, on the top floor you can find on roof 318 skylights that let in incredible sunlight.
Also, the museum has a square called Museum Square, where visitors can have some outdoors and relax before or after the tour. It still requires an investment to make the atmosphere completely amazing, but nevertheless, this does not stop you and you will be able to spend unique moments.
The Broad and its inaugural exhibition
The content of this exhibition is dedicated to the renowned collections of Edythe and Eli Broad, which are organized in chronological ways starting from the 1950s with Jasper Johns, continuing into the 1960s with Andy Warhol’s Arte Pop collection, and then continuing with works from the 1970s and 1980s.
Also in the exhibition, you can see the installation “Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away” by Yayoi Kusama, it is a camera surrounded by mirrors that have an LED light giving the feeling that the shape is infinite. This is located on the first floor and has a limited capacity of visitors, so you must request it with anti-insight.
Hours and Rates
The museum has free admission for all collections, the important thing is that you make the request in time so that you do not have to make long queues when you arrive. During the hours, they do not open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays the hours are from 11:00 to 17:00, on Thursdays and Fridays the hours are from 11:00 to 20:00, and on Saturdays: from 10:00 to 20:00.
The Broad offers its visitors a convenient application available for Android and Apple, with it you will be able to see information about the museum, its collections, videos, and descriptive audios, and much more. You can get it through the website and thus have a guided tour at no additional cost.