Los Angeles’s Top New Contemporary Art Museum

  • More than 2,000 works from the collection of Eli and Edythe Broad are displayed in the museum.

    More than 2,000 works from the collection of Eli and Edythe Broad are displayed in the museum.

  • The Broad is a new architectural landmark in downtown L.A., nearby the Walt Disney Concert Hall and City Hall.

    The Broad is a new architectural landmark in downtown L.A., nearby the Walt Disney Concert Hall and City Hall.

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The high priest and priestess of America’s art scene, Eli and Edythe Broad have at long last opened The Broad museum, a temple to their 2,000-plus collection of contemporary art. Inside the 11,000-square-meter white honeycomb by Diller, Scofidio, and Renfro in downtown Los Angeles, the rotating selection of works by familiar names—Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Takashi Murakami, Cy Twombly, et al.—is as accessible as it is impressive, just like the museum itself: admission is free (1-213/232-6200). —Gabrielle Lipton

This article originally appeared in the October/November print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Broad Show”)

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