The Broad Contemporary Museum in Downtown L.A.

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It was a rainy morning in Downtown Los Angeles when I went there together with my friend last January.5,2016. We came there at sharply 10 in the morning after we had our sumptuous breakfast at Commissary located in 3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010. We’ve been on the line for around 45-60 minutes to guarantee that we can get in due to their first come, first serve basis rule.

In fact, it was a free admission to enter the newest museum downtown! It had been our first itinerary and due to my friend’s spontaneity, we opt to get a same-day admission. As luck would have it, we got in! The much anticipated opening of The Broad Contemporary Museum in Los Angeles was held last September.20,2015. The $140-million museum designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro has been more than seven years in the making; and Weitz and Tran, an architect and artist, respectively, had kept a close eye on its evolution. Based on my research, Philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad have bestowed the fair city with the gift of Modern Art containing 2000 piece collection. It would really take some time to enter its halls.

The collections that can be found were the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide. With its innovative “veil-and-vault” concept, the 120,000-square-foot building features two floors of gallery space to showcase The Broad’s comprehensive collection and is the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation’s worldwide lending library. The new contemporary art museum sits on the corner of Grand Avenue and 2nd Street, near Walt Disney Concert Hall and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

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To all the museum and non-museum lovers out there, please check this out when you go to LA. You should never miss The Broad!

#travelthoughts ❤

Love,

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