Image courtesy of thebroad.org
Image courtesy of thebroad.org

There’s new art museum coming to town! The Broad is a new contemporary art museum being built by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The museum,will open to the public on September 20, 2105.

The museum will be home to the nearly 2,000 works of art in The Broad Art Foundation and the Broads’ personal collections, which are among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide. With its innovative “veil-and-vault” concept, the 120,000-square-foot, $140 million building will feature two floors of gallery space to showcase.

The New Contemporary Art Museum will be open Six Days a Week With FREE General Admission. Although reservations are not required they are encouraged. Advance Reservations will be available online beginning Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. PDT

The Broad’s comprehensive collection and will be the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation’s worldwide lending library. The Broad is also building a 24,000-square-foot public plaza adjacent to the museum to add another parcel of critical green space to Grand Avenue. The building  designed by architects Diller Scofidio & Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, the building will feature 50,000 square feet of exhibition space on two floors. with its soaring 23-foot-high ceiling, filtered natural light and 35,000 square feet of column-free gallery space, giving visitors a constant and unobstructed view of the 318 skylights overhead.

I’m looking forward to visiting this new museum. Mark your calendars to be among one of the first to view this great addition to our list of museums in Southern California.

The Broad is located at 221 S. Grand Ave., Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90012

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