The nude in the silver frame calls no attention to herself amid the colors and splashes of Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg and other 20th century masters hanging in a well-lighted house beyond the pepper trees.
One of the first artworks visitors see inside the new Broad museum is a sculpture that could be taken as a nod to “Urban Light,” Chris Burden’s outdoor array of old-time streetlights across town that has greeted visitors to the Los Angleles County Museum of Art since 2008.
What: Inaugural exhibition will feature works by more than 60 artists, including John Baldessari, Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, Jasper Johns, Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, Mark Bradford, Jeff Koons and Roy Lichtenstein.
A parade of tiny paper sculptures, all re-creations of cultural institutions along Grand Avenue, glowed atop the dinner tables Thursday night at the black-tie gala for the new Broad museum — fitting as the evening was as much a celebration of downtown L.A., particularly the Grand Avenue corridor, as it was an inauguration of Eli and Edythe Broad’s long-awaited museum of contemporary art.
Calling contemporary art an “important social, political and economic commentary on the way we live,” philanthropist Eli Broad welcomed more than 500 members of the media from around the globe Wednesday morning to a press preview of the new Los Angeles museum bearing his name.
The opening of the Broad museum on Sept. 20 will complete a 36-year bank shot in which founder Eli Broad bounced from one major L.A. art museum to another, with controversy at every stop, before concluding that the collection of contemporary art he has amassed with his wife, Edythe, should have a home of its own.
When the Broad museum in downtown Los Angeles officially opens on Sept. 20, visitors will be treated to a selection of more than 250 works of contemporary art culled from the private collection of founders Eli and Edythe Broad, museum officials will announce on Friday.
Tim Hollingsworth says his new restaurant, opening next door to Eli Broad’s new art museum on Bunker Hill downtown, may be part of the museum complex, but he doesn’t think of it as a museum restaurant.
The Broad museum, in preparation for its fall opening in downtown Los Angeles, announced Tuesday that it has beefed up its collection of postwar and contemporary art with the acquisition of more than 50 new works.
As construction continues on the downtown Los Angeles museum Eli Broad and his wife, Edythe, have dubbed the Broad, the couple were due to give a look inside in a “hard-hat tour” Tuesday for news media and invited guests.