Los Angeles, a city with no shortage of art museums, is getting a new one next year and it will be free to the public.
The Broad, named after city benefactor Eli Broad, is under-construction in downtown Los Angeles, next to the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The media was given a construction tour on Tuesday and told the museum would be free to patrons, as is another famous art museum in the city, The Getty.
The Broad is a three-story space covered in a honeycomb-like exterior that allows in natural light.The honeycomb "veil" will be installed in the fall and through the winter. The museum will display 2,000 pieces of art, many from Eli Broad's collection, with artists like Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cindy Sherman, Ed Ruscha, Barbara Kruger, Jeff Koontz, Damien Hirst, and Roy Lichenstein represented.
The Broad is in the city's Bunker Hill area, close to the Financial District and the Little Tokyo neighborhood. A new 19-story residential tower is being built on the other side of The Broad, and a new subway station behind it. Read more here.