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.
Though the Broad offers a standby line, best to reserve in advance if you can.
Header: Jean-Michel Basquiat. Untitled. 1982