If you’re planning a trip to LA, one thing you won’t want to miss is The Broad Museum in Downtown. I finally got the chance to visit this past weekend as tickets are hard to come by and I’m not down to wait in that standby line. Although the Infinity Mirrored room was booked, we plan on going back for another chance to see that, along with seeing their next installation. All these photos are from their inaugural installation which ends May 1st, so I didn’t want to miss out on these pieces!
Even the architecture at The Broad is super artful- it was designed by Diller Scofidio +Renfro in collaboration with Gensler. The interior is almost cave-like and looks really cool.
Something interesting about The Broad is that admission is completely free. You won’t find that at many museums! This is great because it makes art accessible to anyone and everyone. Also, although some of the art seems to be interactive, like the above set of massive table and chairs- it’s not. Don’t touch…the employees will come at you if you get too close!
I was super excited to see several Warhols on display, including Two Marilyns. I think Andy Warhol is one of my favorite artists because he is from Pittsburgh, PA just like I am.
There’s plenty of contemporary art on display and surely there’s something for everyone. I loved all the pop art by Roy Lichtenstein.
Next time I’d definitely bring my nicer camera instead of just using my cell phone- as I really wasn’t that happy with my photos (this iPhone 5s isn’t doing it for me anymore…)
If you live in LA and haven’t gone to The Broad yet, make it your mission before the infinity room is gone in the fall. It’s a really easy museum and you can do the whole thing in about an hour, so even the least artsy in your group can handle it. Make a day out of it and spend some time Downtown while you’re at it!