Art Love Monday: The Broad Museum

Image from The Broad Museum's Facebook page

Image from The Broad Museum’s Facebook page

There’s been a flurry of activity on Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles of late. Perhaps you’ve seen it? The Broad Museum’s structure slowly coming to life.

As of yesterday, it reached its gestation period with its grand opening.

Let’s step inside, shall we?

Image from The Broad Museum's Facebook page

Image from The Broad Museum’s Facebook page

For all those art lovers who’d been breathlessly anticipating The Broad’s opening, they weren’t disappointed.

More than 250 works are on view in the museum’s inaugural installation, from artists including Jasper Johns, Cy Twombly, Cindy Sherman and Kara Walker.

Image from The Broad's Facebook page -- Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, 2013, © Yayoi Kusama

Image from The Broad’s Facebook page — Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, 2013, © Yayoi Kusama

Among these works is Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrored Room — The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away.”

Insight from The Broad:

Famous physicist Stephen Hawking is the protagonist of The Theory of Everything. His unparalleled love for the cosmos is what makes him one of our planet’s greatest minds.

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama uses art as a way to best express the interior of her mind. Her large-scale installation “Infinity Mirrored Room” is one of these manifestations. Both imposing their interior minds on external reality, Kusama and Hawking are able to share their personal worlds with the viewer.”

There’s a lot visitors won’t want to miss. In fact, 2,000 works of contemporary art are in the museum’s collection.

Image from The Broad Museum's Facebook page

Image from The Broad Museum’s Facebook page — Andy Warhol, Small Torn Campbell’s Soup Can (Pepper Pot), 1962, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Per a statement from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, “We hope you will get into the guts of this building because it takes a few visits to understand and to feel how it both reflects a place where we always present a beautiful face to the world — we’re Los Angeles — but also deeper meaning that more you get to know us, the more you get to know the city.”

Image from The Broad's Facebook page -- Alexander Calder, Iguana, 1967, © Alexander Calder

Image from The Broad’s Facebook page — Alexander Calder, Iguana, 1967, © Alexander Calder

You’ll definitely want to peruse the collection, 40 years in the making, with works from 200 artists including Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Barbara Kruger, Alexander Calder and Roy Lichtenstein.

Image from The Broad's Facebook page -- Roy Lichtenstein, Cubist Still Life with Pipe, 1974, © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Image from The Broad’s Facebook page — Roy Lichtenstein, Cubist Still Life with Pipe, 1974, © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

A reason to take your time and keep coming back for more? Admission to the museum is free. So much to love about art on this Art Love Monday!

Congrats to The Broad as it begins its journey.

To learn more about The Broad visit http://www.thebroad.org/.

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