The Broad Museum: A playground for your eyes and a unique backdrop for your next Instagram photoshoot!
Where do I begin? I had no idea that I’d love The Broad museum as much as I did. Living in L.A. for the last decade+, I’ve frequented other galleries like LACMA, The Getty Center and MOCA but how…HOW I ask myself, did I not make it to The Broad until now?? I suppose late is better than never, but now I must share with you just how incredible this museum truly is and hope it inspires you to make a stop here the next time you find yourself in Downtown Los Angeles.
*P.S. Tickets are free if you sign up in advance online!
“Even the outside of the building was artistic!”
I was tickled to see some artwork from Keith Haring in the building. He was one of the first artists that I really payed attention to when I was fully immersed in the art scene as a kid. His wild, nonsensical paintings leave your eyes darting around, discovering something new in every piece of the canvas, and your mind trying to decipher what exactly its looking at.
Mirror #1 by Roy Lichtenstein
Balloon Dog by Jeff Koons
Jeff Koons’ “balloon” sculptures have got to be the most popular exhibit at The Broad right now, after the Infinity Room that is. His work seems to bring out the inner child in us all. How can you not feel a sense of giddy nostalgia when you stand in front of a giant shiny blue “balloon animal”?
Red Block by El Anatsui
Crafted from giant shimmering sheets from bottle caps, reused aluminum commercial packaging, copper wire, and other materials. This piece is not only interesting because of its components, but this ‘tapestry’ hangs differently each time it is erected, causing it take a completely different form than the last exhibit.
Seems Donald Trump may have left his golden urinal here..
Famed Campbells Soup Paintings by Andy Warhol
Another Installation by Jeff Koons
These stacked plates give off the illusion that they’re spinning if you walk around them!
Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room
I love, love, LOVED this installation!! I imagine this is what it would be like to float through our universe. It’s undoubtedly the most popular exhibit in the entire museum, no one can deny that. It’s brilliant, mysterious and above all, incredibly unique! Please take note though, that there is always a very long wait for this attraction (around 160 minutes+) so I strongly urge you to go directly to the reservations kiosk as soon as you enter The Broad. This is a free exhibit to experience so it’s definitely worth putting your name down and then taking your time to peruse the rest of the museum while you wait your turn. They will text you directly when you’re name is up and once inside the Infinity Room, you’ll get about 45 seconds to a minute to have the room to yourself. –Make sure all your camera settings are ready to go ahead of time! If you aren’t tech savvy, set your camera on automatic and keep the flash off.
A close up of the Red Block ‘tapestry’
Notice any familiar brands?
Photography by Richie Chance
Top by Forever 21 | Purse & Watch by Michael Kors
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