The Broad / by Maya Alexis

Mark your calendars for September 20, 2015, we'll be celebrating the opening of Downtown LA’s newest museum. “The Broad will be home to one of the most prominent and important collections of postwar and contemporary art.” Its private collection includes works from an extensive list of artists including Jeff Koons, Jean Micheal Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Mark Bradford, and Andreas Gursky.

"The vault is enveloped by the “veil,” a porous, exterior structure that spans across the block-long building and provides filtered natural daylight. The museum’s “veil” lifts at the corners, welcoming visitors into an active lobby. The public is then drawn upwards via escalator, tunneling through the vault, arriving onto nearly an acre of column-free gallery space bathed in diffuse light. The gallery has 23-foot- high ceilings, and the roof is supported by 7-foot-deep steel girders. Departure from the third floor gallery space is a return trip through the vault via a winding central stair that offers glimpses into the vast holdings of the collection." - the broad

Honey Comb Interior (also visible from exterior)

Honey Comb Interior (also visible from exterior)

We are so excited about the building's natural design elements like the outdoor plaza and gardens. The incorporation of natural light and the porous nature of the museum channel light into the galleries and even allow visitors to view into archive storage from various locations.

Check out the museums twitter for updates on the construction, art, and opening events. Hope to see you there!