I’ve been wanting to write about going to the Broad since the first time I went, back in January, but for some reason I just didn’t think it would be a great enough post. I, recently, returned to visit the Broad museum a few weeks ago. This time was different. My friend and I solely went to see Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room. The first time I went with my mom was when I could get the tickets for - after work on a weeknight. This meant only having a couple of hours in the museum and no chance at being able to see the Infinity Room (since spaces fill up to see the room within the first 2 hours of opening). And all I wanted was to see the Infinity Room. After finally getting to experience the infamous room, I finally felt like I could do a little more justice by writing a post.
The Broad Museum is really relatively new to the Downtown Los Angeles scene and just next door to the Walt Disney Concert Hall and MOCA. Founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad (pronounced Bro’d not Bra’d), this museum is bursting with contemporary pieces of art. The building design in itself is a piece of work. You’ll definitely be taking pictures in front of the buildings’ textured white exterior.
If you are able to get into the museum within the first 2 hours then you may be lucky enough to get in to see the Infinity Room. My friend and I were part of the first 10 people to enter the museum since we had the first time slot for reservations. You only get 45 seconds in there, so go with a plan! I’m not going to go into huge detail about the magic (this is quickly becoming one of my favorite words) that is the Infinity Room, you’ll just have to see it for yourself!
After that, you can check out the rest of the museum! The long escalator up to the second floor, where all of the pieces are, makes you especially anxious to see what the light is at the end of the tunnel. The museum is so full of light and airy-ness.
Don’t miss these (while they're still there!)
- Under the Table by Robert Therrien - Giant 7-piece table that will make you feel like you're a part of Honey, I shrunk the kids
- Any of Andy Warhol - I love Warhol's, enough said
- Any of Roy Lichtenstein - Just like Warhol's, it's hard not to love Lichtenstein and his bright, comic like paintings
- Ellsworth Kelly - Green Blue Red, Blue Red, Green angle - all of Kelly's pieces are so simple and yet so beautiful
- Flag by Jasper Johns
- Balloon Dog / Tulips / Michael Jackson and Bubbles by Jeff Koons
- Double America 2 by Glenn Ligon
If you’re feeling hungry, head next door to the Otium restaurant. It is a little more on the pricey side, but my goodness, the food is so delicious and the plating is gorgeous. Go hungry.
Yours Truly // Shannon