Visiting The Broad Museum in Downtown Los Angeles

A few weeks ago, I decided to reserve tickets to The Broad Museum in Los Angeles. The Broad Museum features contemporary art pieces. It opened just over three years ago, and whether you’re a local Angeleno, or a tourist visiting, this is what you need to know.

The Broad is home to more than 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is one of the world’s most prominent collections of postwar and contemporary art.

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The Broad Museum

The Broad Museum is located in Downtown Los Angeles. It’s right in the heart of the city. It’s close to other famous attractions such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Music Center of Los Angeles – home of the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

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Admission is free

Yes. General admission to the museum is free. There are a couple of ways to get tickets:

a. Reserve online by clicking here. You get to pick the day and time of your visit. When I visited the site, I was only able to look at the next 60 days in the calendar.

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Mark Tansey’s Wake 2003

b. Standby – if you didn’t get a chance to reserve tickets online, or the day/time that you were looking for just was not available, you can take your chances by going in line and go on standby. I’ve heard many have done this, and have told me that the wait wasn’t that bad. To get the best standby line update, follow @TheBroadStandby on Twitter for the latest information.

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Germany’s Spiritual Heroes by Anselm Kiefer

Of the two times, we’ve visited the museum, they were pretty good with letting you enter near your appointed time.

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Two years ago, we tried to show up earlier, but we were advised to wait for our appointed time. So with this recent visit, we opted not to make it there any earlier than 4:30pm (our appointment).

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Twenty Jackies by Andy Warhol

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Parking

Parking is $15 with museum validation. Fortunately for us, we also availed of the free electric vehicle charging station. So we got to charge while we explored the museum. There are parking options outside, some are metered parking, so you can check those options as well to suit your needs.

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Hustle’n’Punch By Kaikai And Kiki

Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room

While there is no admission cost to go into this room, there’s a separate line or sign-up for this attraction. Once you enter the museum (first level), I suggest lining up or signing up right away for this. It could be a bit of a wait. We did this two years ago. We signed up on a tablet-looking device located on the left side once you enter the lobby, and provided our phone number to be texted and alerted when it’s time to head to the attraction.

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Image courtesy of @thebroadmuseum on Instagram
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Tan Tan Bo a.k.a Gerotan: Scorched by the Blaze in the Purgatory of Knowledge

I’m not a big art connoisseur, not an art critic by any means. I’m just your average dad who likes to check out museums with my family every so often. What makes this museum fun and interesting is the way it draws you or pulls you.

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There are sections that appeals to different age groups, some have a political message, others, let’s just say they make your eyes pop. One does not need to be an art major to enjoy the museum. And that’s exactly what happened this one fine Sunday afternoon.

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