My Broad Visit!
- Story / Photo By Paige Petrone
I’m proud to share that I finally made my way downtown to the magnificent new Broad Museum. I was lucky enough to secure a couple of press passes and was able to bypass the incredibly long lines of people that wind around the block each day waiting to get in. It warms my heart to see such major interest in viewing contemporary art in Los Angeles.
Bravo to Eli and Edythe Broad for bringing the art to our wonderful city. The museum is home to more than 2,000 works and holds one of the most prominent collections in the world. The museum’s design is most impressive and nicknamed “the veil and the vault.” Located next to Walt Disney Concert Hall, the museum’s exterior was designed to be porous and absorptive. Again, it is most impressive.
While there you will have the chance to experience and view spectacular original pieces by Jasper Johns (Flag), Jeff Koons (Balloon Dog “Blue”), Roy Lichtenstein (I… I’m Sorry!), Robert Therrien (Under The Table), and Andy Warhol (Campbell’s Soup Clam Chowder, Self Portraits and Marilyn Monroe). And don’t miss the Infinity Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away (Yayoi Kusama). Finally, I recommend that you make a day of it and dine at Otium or Vespaio for an extremely delicious lunch. Both are special and located directly next door. Go!
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