The Broad Art Museum in DTLA officially opened to visitors today, and despite the heat hundreds of people lined up to get their first look at what’s called “one of the most prominent collections of postwar and contemporary art worldwide.” Admission to the museum if free, but if you don’t want to wait in a
stand-by admission line, go online and get timed reservation tickets.
The inaugural installation features a predominantly chronological selection of masterworks from the Broad collection. The installation begins on the third flood with works by major artists who came to prominence in the 1950’s, including Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Cy Twombly.
The Pop art of the 1960’s – an area of great depth in the collection – is represented through works by Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha and Andy Warhol.
Moving into the 1980’s and 90’s, the installation presents a rich concentration of works by artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cindy Sherman, Keith Haring, Barbara Kruger, Kara Walker, Glenn Ligon, Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons.
The installation continues on the first floor featuring works from the millennium through the present, including an immersive, nine-screen video piece by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, as well as major works by Takashi Murakami, Mark Bradford, Thomas Struth and Goshka Macuga.
When you are finished touring The Broad, take your ticket stub across the street to MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) and receive free admission at all 3 MOCA locations for one year. This offer is only available during the first two weeks that The Broad museum is open. (UPDATE: This MOCA free admission program ended October 4th)
The Broad 221 S. Grand Avenue (between 2nd and 3rd) 213.232.6200