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The Broad

I absolutely love museums.  Actually, I love arts in general.  When my sister asked if I was interested in visiting a contemporary museum in LA, I jumped at it.  I know that I will be visiting more historical museums in Europe so this is a good time to visit a modern one.

The Broad was pretty amazing.  Short and sweet I would say.  It only has two floors of modern art including conceptual art which was good enough for us.  Although admission is free, you should reserve tickets in advance to avoid any disappointment.

The Broad (rhymes with road) is right in downtown, LA.

Jeff Koons – Bouquet of Tulips

Get used to these three faces – you will see a lot of them in my Europe posts =)

Barbara Kruger – Untitled (“Your body is a battleground”), 1989

Robert Therrien – Under the Table

We had so much fun posing with these humongous chairs and table.

Jeff Koons – Balloon Dog

Andreas Gursky – Amazon, 2016

The coolest photograph of Amazon ever!  Please read the bottom to get an idea what these clusters are about.

The thing I like most about the Broad is that I find the museum very friendly and comfortable.  I don’t have to scratch my head and try to comprehend what the artist is trying to convey.  The artworks are not pretentious at all.

Ellsworth Kelly – Green Blue Red

Since there were only two floors, we were done within 2 hours, but we had to wait for the Inifinity Room.  So, we took a break for food.
Takashi Murakami – Hustle’N’Punch by Kaikai and Kiki

Jeff Koons – Michael Jackson and Bubbles, 1988

Glenn Ligon – Double America 2

Andy Warhol – Two Marilyns

Sharon Lockhart – Lunch Break Installation

I had to take a pic of this because it’s in my city!

Roy Lichtenstein – Live Ammo (Blang), 1962

Andy Warhol – Twenty  Jackies

I highly recommend visiting the Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room.  Unfortunately, you can’t reserve tickets in advance.  I suggest once you step foot into the museum, go straight to the center of the lobby to sign up.  The staff will take your name and phone number to secure your spot.  Once you received a number, you’re free to wander around the museum.  You will then receive a text when it’s your turn to line up for the installation.

Remember you have a very PRECIOUS 45 seconds in the room (used to be a minute, but it was too popular), so make sure you plan out what you would do in the room, whether it’s a snap, photo or video.  And if you like, you can go in pairs.  I went in with my sister because it’s so much fun with two people.

Also, the Broad has a free mobile app, so make sure you download it because I didn’t.

So, what are your favourite art pieces?  I really like Jeff Koons and Andy Warhol.

Thanks for reading and talk to you soon!

 

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5 Comments

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    Shireen L. Platt
    September 29, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Wow, it must be a very special experience and room if one only get 45 seconds! I do love museum in general and this looks like a must visit!

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    A Very Sweet Blog
    September 30, 2017 at 9:03 am

    I love modern art. I love Koons artwork. That table was amazing! HaHaHa Jo, you and your sisters are so beautiful. Great picture of all of you.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    Jeanie
    October 1, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    “Get used to these 3 faces” LOL….looking forward to the Europe posts!

    p.s I love the pic of you in the infinity room – so cute! :)

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    little luxury list
    October 3, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Ooh I would totally like this museum too! I like the interactive pieces front the oversized table and chairs to of course Yayoi Kusama. i’m bummed we didn’t get to enter the room because we had my toddler daughter in tow and she wasn’t having it. lol.

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    Whitney Hong
    October 3, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    The light room has been starred on my google maps for ages, SO jealous you got to go and it looks so much fun!!

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