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Filling L.A.'s new Broad museum is an art in itself

Filling L.A.'s new Broad museum is an art in itself

Joanne Heyler steps off the long escalator that runs through the belly and onto the third floor of the cavernous new Broad museum in downtown L.A. She sweeps her arm toward the gleaming white galleries. With heavy wooden crates containing art clustered along walls and in corners, she beams, even though there isn't much to see. The 120,000-square-foot, $140-million museum where Heyler is founding director and chief curator has just about 2 1/2 months until its opening, and yet it remains remarkably unfinished. "Starkly modern" would be a more kind way to put it, and the thought makes Heyler laugh. "May 18 was our move-in day," she says. "The entirety of the...

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