7/21/19

The Broad Museum in Downtown Los Angeles.

The Broad Museum is one of our favorite places to visit. It is located in downtown Los Angeles, California.  It is a great place to see and feel creativity. The museum offers free admission by ordering online in advance or waiting in line at the door.  We visit the museum a few times per year to get inspired. There is something about the art pieces at The Broad that brings extreme emotion to the surface. For example, the art piece named "Under the Table" evokes extreme feelings of joy for us. The piece reminds us of fun times in our younger years. This piece is by Robert Therrier, who is known for bringing  regular, everyday items to life while allowing us see them through a different perspective. It is a must see piece. Please see the video by The Broad Museum on this piece of art. 

Alternatively, there is the Jeff Koons collection with bright colors and full of happiness. His pieces are like going to a party in the next room in which you have been invited. We really enjoy visiting the Jeff Koons collection.  Make sure to spend time there because it will make you giggle.
The Broad has paintings that will pull your heart out, with feelings of varying emotion.  This painting births a great deal of sadness in us and for this reason we do not have the name of the piece from rushing past it. The painting depicts a woman under water reaching for a hand while vast amounts of maritime articles are sinking to the ocean floor.  Immediately, I realized, "She is drowning."  I took a deep breathe and caught myself feeling overwhelmed with sadness. The painting brought out feelings of helplessness. We could feel her struggling for help. Hands are reaching down to pull her out as she grasps for help. In an instant, you realize she isn't alone underwater. The whole scene is in black and white. The piece is terrifying representing how in one instant things change. On the other perspective, one could say it is the power of human compassion that will save her from this tragic event. Regardless of our race or beliefs, we are all human capable of love for one another and allowing her to eventually forget this horrible event. This painting will leave you with questions while pulling at your heartstrings.   
The museum is full of beautiful and thought provoking art pieces that will touch your creative side. We highly recommend you arrive early and take your time walking through each room because they are all so different.
Must do's and don't at the museum. Do have fun with your eyes not your hands. Visitors are not allowed to touch any of the art pieces. There are no exceptions. 
There is no eating inside the museum, please all your food and drinks outside. 
Be respectful and use your inside voice. NO FLASH photography is allowed. For more information reserving tickets, please go to https://www.thebroad.org/visit

MUSEUM HOURS

Tuesday & Wednesday | 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.Saturday | 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.Sunday | 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

The standby line closes 60-90 minutes before the museum closes and may close earlier on busy days.
Parking is available directly beneath The Broad in the museum's parking garage. Enter on 2nd St. between Hope St. and Grand Ave. The garage opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 1 a.m.
Parking Garage Rates:

  • $15 for 3 hours on weekdays with validation from The Broad (after 3 hours, an additional $5 each 15 minutes, $25 maximum)
  • $15 after 5 p.m. on weeknights
  • $15 all day on weekends

Additional parking is available at other adjacent garages and lots around Grand Avenue.
Please note that The Broad does not provide validation for any other parking garages or lots.

Disclaimer: Not a sponsored post. Video belongs to The Broad Museum. Images are all our own and can not be copied or used for personal, business or distribution use. This a personal blog. All thoughts and opinions are all my own.

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