The Broad is one of the most reputed museums in the city of Los Angeles. The museum is named after the great philanthropist Eli Broad, who donated$140 million to build the architectural structure that houses the art collections. This museum has received more than a million visitors since its opening on September 20, 2015. However, the museum had been lending artworks from its library all over the world since 1984.
The Broad gives people the opportunity to learn more about artwork, including contemporary art,through the preservation of a huge number of artistic pieces. The Broad houses paintings of respected cultural personalities as well as from artists from the world over. It also preserves archaeological artifacts from the post-war era. With a beautiful architectural design, the building itself possesses unique qualities, making it a piece of art in its own right.
What is on Offer?
The Broad holds a huge number of artifacts, including the largest quantity of pieces by renowned artist Cindy Sherman, featuring a total of 129 pieces. Though it is new to the world, its expansive collection places it in the top rank for its number of national artifacts.
Visitors will get a unique and exhaustive insight of American art and its beauty. The museum also holds various events to celebrate the culture and traditions of the nation. This, in combination with its rich collection of eye-opening pieces, will keep you engaged for many hours as you wander past collection after collection. The Broad is more than just a museum.It is a place of learning, cultural recognition, and historical importance.
The Broad contains over 2,000 art pieces, with more than 250 paintings exhibited in its inaugural exhibitions. The artistic pieces include a variety of realistic paintings done on canvas in various mediums in addition to a huge number of colorful and solid sculptures. These collections also preserve post-war archaeology as well as various prehistoric artifacts, such as weaponry. Visitors may also donate items to the museum's library to help preserve them for future generations.
Opening Hours and Entry Fees
The museum is open from 11:00am to 5:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. It is closed every Monday. Saturday’s opening hours are from 10:00am to 8:00pm and on Sundays it is open from 10:00am to 6:00pm. It is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. It closes at 5:00pm on Christmas Eve.
The Broad is a non-profit organization and was created to increase people’s knowledge of art. There are no general entry fees. However, free tickets must be reserved in advance in order to be guaranteed entry.
Parking is available for visitors and costs $12 on weekdays. The Gift Shop at The Broad features books, limited edition prints,jewelry, gifts, and The Broad's catalogs on the building and the collection, and much more.
221st Street, Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Phone: 213-232-6200
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