The Broad, Los Angeles

The Broad, Los Angeles (must see)

LA's newest modern art museum, The Broad is definitely worth a visit for an hour or two – just make sure to pre-book tickets online and avoid waiting in the standby ticket line! It is also recommended that you arrive early – especially on peak-time summer weekends and on holidays – in order to see Yayoi Kusama's famous Infinite Mirrored Room installation (walk quick to the right side upon entering and put your name on the wait-list at the kiosk). Although the time inside the room is limited to a maximum 45 seconds, you will be left with the quite exquisite feeling of being alone with millions of stars. And that's not all; there's more.

One of the city's most popular sights, with its distinctive, metallic, "honeycomb-like" exterior part of the attraction, "The Broad" is an apt name for this attraction as it presents a wide array of modern art pieces. Spanning many decades and various disciplines, there is something for everyone – of almost any age – to be seen here. The famous standard names are all in the collection (Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha, Roy Lichtenstein, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol) but check out the multi-media advance offerings and the special exhibits that change on a constant basis. Look out, also, for some of the coolest elevator and escalator rides in the downtown area.

Another major – and unique to Downtown – aspect of the Broad is its free general admissions policy for the permanent collection, which has resulted in a far younger, and far more racially/culturally diverse audience than any other art museum in Los Angeles. It is bringing people to Downtown from all over Southern California!

Tip:
The permanent exhibition is free of charge, but tickets are required for the special temporary shows on the first floor.

Opening Hours:
Tue, Wed: 11am–5pm; Thu, Fri: 11am–8pm; Sat: 10am–8pm; Sun: 10am–6pm

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The Broad on Map

Sight Name: The Broad
Sight Location: Los Angeles, USA (See walking tours in Los Angeles)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Beverly Hills Walking Tour

Beverly Hills Walking Tour

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LA Downtown Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles

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