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The Broad – Virtual Tour

The Broad - Virtual Tour

The Broad – Virtual Tour

The Broad is a contemporary art museum that houses a collection of about 2,000 artworks, featuring 200 artists. The museum includes works by Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol.

The museum was opened in 2015 and is housed in a new building designed in a bright metallic perforated exterior with a porous, “honeycomblike” surface. The building design is based on a concept entitled “the veil and the vault.”

“The veil” is a porous envelope that wraps the whole building that transmits daylight to the indoor space. This skin is made of 2,500 rhomboidal panels made in fiberglass reinforced concrete supported by a steel substructure.

“The vault” is a concrete body that forms the core of the building, dedicated to artwork storage, laboratories, curatorial spaces, and offices.

The three-story museum features exhibition space and a roof with skylight monitors that let in diffused sunlight. The lobby and exhibition spaces are connected by a foot escalator and a glass-enclosed elevator.

The public plaza is adjacent to the Broad features a grove of 100-year-old Barouni olive trees.

The building also serves as headquarters for the Broad Art Foundation’s lending library of contemporary works.

Highlights of The Broad

  • “Single Elvis” by Andy Warhol
  • Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away by Yayoi Kusama
  • The Visitors by Ragnar Kjartansson – an expansive nine-screen video 
  • Beloved (Cairo) by Julie Mehretu – a 24-feet-wide canvas 
  • Death of Marxism, Women of All Lands Unite by Goshka Macuga – a photo-tapestry
  • 129 pieces of Cindy Sherman works

The Broad - Virtual Tour

The Broad

  • Name:               The Broad
  • City:                   Los Angeles
  • Country:            United States
  • Established:      2015
  • Type:                Art Museum
  • Location:          South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California, United States

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“Every artist was first an amateur”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Photo Credit: Kerstin Bednarek / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0); Eric Garcetti / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

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