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On more than 100 000 square feet, The Broad is a contemporary art museum like no other, located in Downtown Los Angeles. The particularity of this museum is that it offers a multitude of works to discover that come from the 4 corners of the globe.
The Broad was founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad and houses no less than 2,000 works, one of the most important collections of post-war and contemporary art in the world.
Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons or Roy Liechtenstein, you will spend a few hours high in colors and shapes for the pleasure of your eyes.
For you, here are some pictures taken during my last visit to The Broad museum:
I had the chance to go there twice this year, and I even made a video to show you some of the works, including the dining room table from Alice in Wonderland… yes, this table exists and is beautiful!
What can you see at The Broad Museum in Los Angeles ?
The Broad Museum in Los Angeles is known for its extensive collection of contemporary and modern art. Some of the notable artworks and installations you can see at The Broad include:
- “Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away” by Yayoi Kusama: This immersive installation uses mirrors and LED lights to create an illusion of infinite space and features a captivating display of lights and reflections.
- “Under the Table” by Robert Therrien: This larger-than-life sculpture depicts a table and chairs, scaled up to monumental proportions, inviting visitors to view the objects from a different perspective.
- “Balloon Dog (Blue)” by Jeff Koons: This iconic sculpture is made of polished stainless steel and resembles a balloon twisted into the shape of a dog.
- Works by Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Broad houses a significant collection of works by the renowned artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, known for his vibrant and expressive paintings that explore themes of race, identity, and social commentary.
- Works by Andy Warhol: The museum features a variety of artworks by the influential pop artist Andy Warhol, including his iconic Campbell’s Soup Cans and Marilyn Monroe portraits.
- “Giant Pool of Money” by Thomas Houseago: This sculpture depicts a large seated figure with distorted proportions, representing the human experience and the challenges we face in the modern world.
- Works by Cindy Sherman: The Broad displays a selection of photographs by Cindy Sherman, known for her self-portraits that explore themes of identity, gender, and the representation of women in media.
- “Giant Blue Cock” by Katharina Fritsch: This sculpture features a bright blue rooster, towering over visitors and representing the intersection of art, culture, and mythology.
These are just a few examples of the artworks you can see at The Broad Museum. The collection is vast and diverse, showcasing various mediums, styles, and artists that have made significant contributions to contemporary art.
The Mirrors Room
An unforgettable moment of magic limited to 45 seconds per person. Once in the museum, you have to register on the list dedicated to the visits of the Mirrors Rooms because indeed, the number of visits per day is limited.
Each person is allowed 45 seconds inside this magical room, and not one more because one person is timing each entry. Moreover, whether you are alone or two, it’s 45 seconds max!
The Broad, the museum in video
To finish, here is a video that introduces you to the museum The Broad on my Youtube channel. And if you go in the afternoon, think of having lunch on the rooftop of The London hotel.
Address of The Broad Museum
The museum is located at 221 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and is closed on Monday. If you are driving there, there is a parking lot under the museum that offers 3 hours for $15, but the surrounding parking lots are much cheaper, so consider comparing prices.
General admission is free, except for private exhibits. If you feel hungry after your visit, the Otium restaurant located at 3 minutes walk is delicious, I recommend it!