Happy New Year! I’m currently (travel gods be praised) on a plane back from Miami, where I spent New Year’s working (anyone catch Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution on FOX last night? Thanks for watching!). However, I thought it would be nice to kick off The Reluctant Millennial’s 2016 with a little out-and-about-in-LA action…namely, the new Broad Museum downtown.
The Broad is free to the public, although in its current state of trendiness it is nearly impossible to get tickets on any kind of reasonable time and date. Still, it is worth a visit and if you plan ahead, you should have no problem attending (and hopefully the madness calms down eventually). We bought ours about a month in advance.
The building makes a striking appearance on Grand Avenue – a great cement block textured with an elaborate, curving carved pattern and completed with a large, eye-like window in the center of one side. It’s next to Disney Hall, making this block quite the architectural attraction (and Instagram bait).
Speaking to the popularity of the Museum, there was quite a line for standby, which closed while I was there waiting for the Boy. We were late, but they let you in anytime after your scheduled ticket time, so had no trouble getting in and heading up the tunnel-like escalator to the galleries. Sadly, we missed out on the special exhibit Infinity Room because that’s ticketed separately, and requires ticket-holders to arrive early in the morning to get yet a second ticket for the special exhibit (annoying, right?).
Even without the special exhibit, The Broad is impressive – Eli and Edythe Broad have amassed an incredible collection of modern and contemporary art. I took a few snaps to give you a taste, but with all the big hits from Jeff Koons to Takashi Murakami to Roy Lichtenstein, contemporary art fans should probably go check it out in person.
221 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012