Hundreds of people poured into downtown over the weekend for a one-day only sneak peek of the Broad museum, which is scheduled to open officially in September. Though
Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne got in ahead of the rest of us on Friday and has a terrific Instagram essay of the details that caught his eye — including some lovely framed views of
Everyone's focus appears to be on the main gallery's ceiling, with its lovely geometric patterns, but Hawthorne points out that it's the lobby that "promises to be a strikingly unusual room." I'd have to agree. I'm seriously digging its cave-like forms.
Also offering some terrific photo essays are Curbed, whose photographer captured some prime views of the zig-zagging patterns, as well as L.A. Observed, which caught visitors interacting with the work of Yann Novak — whose images were projected against one of the empty gallery's bare walls in the evening hours.
Plus, Deborah Vankin has a report on the bustling open house, which was attended by everyone from ex-Mayor
Naturally, I couldn't resist snapping some of my own pix. In the embedded photo essay, find some of the details that caught my eye.