The Broad is a contemporary art museum centrally located in downtown Los Angeles. The museum is home to 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide. In addition to its impressive collection, The Broad also presents an active program of rotating temporary exhibitions and innovative audience engagement, making it a wonderful destination for those interested in exploring its breathtaking galleries.
The museum’s primary goal is to present contemporary art -- ranging from the 1950s to the present -- to the widest possible audience. As a result, The Broad has developed their collection and also offers free admission to encourage more appreciation for its wonderful art.
When visiting The Broad, you will find artwork created by the most prominent postwar and contemporary artists. Among some of the artists featured are Jean-Michel Basquiat, Barbara Kruger, Cy Twombly, Ed Ruscha, Kara Walker, Christopher Wool, Jeff Koons, Joseph Beuys, Jasper Johns, Cindy Sherman, Robert Rauschenberg, and more, plus an ever-growing representation of younger artists, The Broad enriches, provokes, inspires, and fosters appreciation of art of our time.
The museum is also home to The Broad Art Foundation, which was created in 1984 as a pioneering lending library dedicated to increasing public access to contemporary art through an enterprising loan program. The foundation has made more than 8,500 loans to over 500 museums and galleries around the world.
If you are seeking accommodation nearby The Broad, Ayres Hotel Manhattan Beach is within close proximity. This boutique hotel is near Manhattan beach and boasts all the luxuries of a contemporary California hotel. Ayres Hotel Manhattan Beach is a relaxing retreat after your day exploring contemporary art.