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The Broad
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Downtown Los Angeles Art & Culture Walking Tour
Ranked #14 of 605 things to do in Los Angeles
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Broad is a new contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The museum is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and offers free general admission. The museum is home to the 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide. With its innovative "veil-and-vault" concept, the 120,000-square-foot, $140-million building features two floors of gallery space to showcase The Broad's comprehensive collection and is the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation's worldwide lending library. -- General admission to The Broad is free. Advance online reservations are available at the museum website and are highly encouraged in this busy period after the museum's opening. For visitors who want to ensure a specific date and time for their visit, and avoid wait times during busy periods, The Broad provides advance reservation of timed tickets online at no charge. Tickets have entry times beginning every half hour. Please note that advance online tickets often book up two to three months in advance. Advance tickets are not required. An onsite ticketing line is available at the museum every day except Mondays, when the museum is closed. Admission for the onsite ticketing line is first come, first served, based on availability. The wait time in the onsite ticketing line is 30 to 45 minutes on an average weekday, and 60 to 90 minutes on an average weekend. On holiday weekends, wait time in the onsite ticketing line can be up to two or three hours. The onsite ticketing line closes 90 minutes before the museum closes.
Reviewed 3 May 2018

We were able to get in uisng the free access--- it took about 45 minutes to get through the line. The free access does not get one access to the Jasper Johns exhibit, so we skipped that. The permanent collection at the Broad is amazingly .... uhhh... broad, and there are several noteworthy pieces here. The Basquiat paintings are quite striking and worth the wait just on there own. I would say that if you ahve a little cash, it's worth it to pay your way in and get a reservation.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

The Broad is an interesting building right next to the Disney building a Gery design.
The museum has wonderful installations by contemporary American Artists such as Warhol, Jasper Johns and Jackson Pollack. There were also special exhibitions on this day, German art ( confronting as it eluded to the horrors of the war) and a light room. A Great two hours.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Located next door to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Broad is a must stop if you like modern art and are in the Downtown L.A. neighborhood. The museum has pieces from legendary artists such was Warhol among others. The museum is two floors, and I highly recommend waiting in line downstairs to see the Infinity room, it’s so cool!

Admission is free for standby, just give yourself time to stand in line and be patient. There’s a ton of parking options in the area, including street parking. I parked across from the Westin on a weekend and it was a $10 flat rate in a garage there. Definitely put this on your must stop list in LA!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Fabulous collection of modern art. Well laid out and easy to see. Remarkable depth in the collection. Free entrance only pay parking. Well worth spending several hours walking and enjoying the paintings

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ruth C
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

My son is not a huge fun of art museums and The Broad changed all that. It is a great variety of styles in an awesome location with a bit of art genius for everyone. Have I mentioned is free ? and if you book on line the wait is zero... great museum at no cost ... does not get any better for all art fans alike.

Date of experience: April 2018
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