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!