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 in collaboration with Gensler 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.
Where: 221 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles
Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays; closed Mondays
Walk-up tickets: Some same-day walk-up tickets are available at the on-site ticket counter. Walk-up visitors may be able to enter immediately, or depending on demand they may be asked to return later that day, or they may be asked to reserve a spot for a future date.
Special exhibition: Admission to Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrored Room” is free but requires reservations made on-site, first come, first served.
App: Reservations to the museum also can be made via the museum’s smartphone app, which can be downloaded beginning Sept. 20. The app includes free self-guided audio tours.
Dining: Restaurateur Bill Chait’s contemporary American restaurant Otium, with chef Timothy Hollingsworth, is on the Broad plaza at 222 S. Hope St.
Accessibility: The Broad is wheelchair accessible, and service animals are welcome.
Parking: The three-level underground garage has an entrance on 2nd Street between Hope Street and Grand Avenue. The cost with validation is $12; on weekdays before 5 p.m., additional charges apply after three hours. Alternate parking is at the California Plaza garage on Olive Street; it’s $8 with museum validation.
Public transit: The closest Metro station is the Civic Center/Grand Park station on the Purple and Red lines, at 1st and Hill streets. The walk is a few blocks. For bus route information: www.metro.net or www.bigbluebus.com
Museum info: (213) 232-6200; www.thebroad.org