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@ The Broad

Across the street and up the block from LA’s MOCA is the gorgeously lit Broad Museum. Founded by collectors and philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad in 2015 and designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, the Broad offers free admission.

With more than two thousand pieces of art in rotation, the Broad is enormously popular. You might see Basquiat, Braque, Calder, Diebenkorn, Giacometti, Hirst, Koons, Johns, Kelly, Kiefer, Kusama, Lichtenstein, Miró, Moore, Murakami, Picasso, Prince, Rauschenberg, Ray, Ruscha, Schnabel, Serra, Sherman, Toulouse-Lautrec, Twombly…for starters.

Eli and Edythe had initially approached MOMA about donating their collection, but when learning that, at most, thirty of their pieces would be on display – while the others remained in storage – they decided to build their own museum.

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As we shelter safely near our homes, the temporarily closed Broad offers us lots of interesting content on their YouTube channel.

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Here, in ‘Looking with Levar’, we learn more about the inspiration for one of the Broad’s most popular paintings: Basquiat’s Untitled, 1981, aka Skull.

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Below, Curator Ed Schad talks about Andy Warhol as we pan through the Broad’s impressive Warhol collection.

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Home to one of Yayoi Kusama’s wonderful Infinity Mirrored Rooms – this one entitled The Souls Of Millions Of Light Years Away – the Broad has created an Infinite Drone series where we stare into Kusama’s hypnotizing mirrors while listening to a curated selection of music and sound art. Here we get a sense of Kusama’s magic – though nothing beats standing in a room yourself – with music by LA musician and composer, Josiah Steinbrick.

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Artists @ The Broad

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Header: Andy Warhol. Liz. (Early Colored Liz). 1963

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