Above: Dumas weeping wall
The Broad, the new contemporary art museum in downtown Los Angeles, will open its brand spanking new doors on Sunday, 20 September, 2015. Located across from the stunning Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Broad, built by philanthropists and long-time art collectors Eli and Edythe Broad will house more than 2,000 pieces (most in a vault-like store), a stunning research library and a public plaza that will feature century-old olive trees and an open lawn.
The Broad’s inaugural exhibition is entirely focused on the renowned contemporary art collection of Eli and Edythe Broad. Organised in a roughly chronological timeline, the exhibition will begin with Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg in the 50s and continues to the heart of the collection, 60s Pop Art by Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha and Roy Lichtenstein. The exhibition concludes with 70s and 80s works by Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jeff Koons.