During my trip to Los Angeles, I was lucky enough to spend a chill Sunday morning at the Broad contemporary art museum. If you are a fan of art, museums, or just cool things in general this should definitely be a stop if you visit LA anytime soon.
The broad is open and free for general admission. There is a parking garage, the parking is $12 for 3 hours and the sign said $22 was the max price if you go over that time frame, so I parked on the street for free, since it was Sunday. If you go on a weekday, parking on the street is $1 an hour, so the meter is the way to go!
Because the museum is free for general admission, there can be long wait times. I have heard the wait if you just show up can be around 45- 1 hour depending on the day maybe longer! Entry is first come first served for the standby line, so if you don’t get ticket go early.
If you can, go online to http://www.thebroad.org and reserve tickets. Make sure you go to the website early, because tickets go fast and often months in advance. Advance tickets are available one the 1st of each month for the next month (on September 1st, tickets for October will be available).
Even if you reserve tickets online, there will be a short wait at the door. Make sure you get there a little early so you have time to park and walk to the museum (if necessary) so you can make it to the door at your scheduled time so you don’t miss your chance to get in.
If you are a blogger, writer or are running a website, you can visit the contact page and request a press pass, which you can use to enter without waiting. This is the best option if it’s available to you because you can get inside quickly and you can enter the infinity room exhibit by without waiting in line as well.
The Infinity room was amazing to see in person. If you don’t have a press pass, as soon as you get in the museum you should sign up for a time to check this exhibit out. Hurry and visit quickly because this exhibit will be gone, it’s supposed to be over September 30, 2017.
Here’s my super cool photo from the infinity room:
The rest of the museum is just a self guided, take your time situation. The art was amazing, inspiring and simply cool. Here are photos of some other things you can expect to see if you go soon.
Basquiat exhibit was awesome to see, and I stole this lil tidbit from Wikipedia for you:
On May 18, 2017, at a Sotheby’s auction, Basquiat’s 1982 painting, also Untitled, created with oil stick and spray paint and depicting a skull, set a new record high for any U.S. artist at auction, selling for $110,500,000.
Kara Walker’s art was thought provoking and kind of difficult for me to see based on what it represented, but the message was powerful.
Here are some more cool pics, well, I think they’re cool, I took em so…
What’s your favorite museum? What’s your favorite type of art? Not your style at all? Let me know below!