The Broad
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Broad is a new contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The museum is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and offers free general admission. The museum is home to the 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide. With its innovative "veil-and-vault" concept, the 120,000-square-foot, $140-million building features two floors of gallery space to showcase The Broad's comprehensive collection and is the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation's worldwide lending library. -- General admission to The Broad is free. Advance online reservations are available at the museum website and are highly encouraged in this busy period after the museum's opening. For visitors who want to ensure a specific date and time for their visit, and avoid wait times during busy periods, The Broad provides advance reservation of timed tickets online at no charge. Tickets have entry times beginning every half hour. Please note that advance online tickets often book up two to three months in advance. Advance tickets are not required. An onsite ticketing line is available at the museum every day except Mondays, when the museum is closed. Admission for the onsite ticketing line is first come, first served, based on availability. The wait time in the onsite ticketing line is 30 to 45 minutes on an average weekday, and 60 to 90 minutes on an average weekend. On holiday weekends, wait time in the onsite ticketing line can be up to two or three hours. The onsite ticketing line closes 90 minutes before the museum closes.
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Neighborhood: Downtown
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
How to get there
  • Civic Center/Grand Park • 7 min walk
  • East LA Civic Center • 7 min walk
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  • Mocha & Bones
    Sydney, Australia147 contributions
    Get advance tickets - Wouldn't want to wait in line
    We're not Modern Art people at all but we actually didn't mind wandering about as there are a few interesting pieces (Ellen Gallagher, 2004 eXelento, Glenn Ligon's 2006 Double America and Jeff Koons pieces) but I can see how it would be mostly boring to families with little ones. The space is nice and we didn't feel crowed or like we were standing with others while taking in the art. I definitely wouldn't line up outside for hours to get in but it's very good for what is was. My advice is to take an early morning slot - the earliest possible if your aim is to see 'The Infinity Room' because sign up/places fill up immediately - we were in at open (10th or so in line with a ticket reserved in advance - there's a walk in line too) and still had a 30min wait. So you can imagine getting in even an hour after open, reduces your chances incredibly. Also you get about 60 seconds in there.
    Written August 2, 2020
  • johnnnita
    Napa, California2,401 contributions
    THE BROAD IS GRAND!
    If you only have time to visit one museum in L.A. on Grand Avenue, pick this one. Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol and the Infinity Mirror Room was all on display during our visit in October. What's not to love. True, the artists' works should be all too familiar for those who have appreciated and followed these great artists. Still, we enjoyed that they were all under one museum roof. A real pleasant surprise was Robert Thierren's exhibit of "Under the Table". We have seen Koons' works at a number of international museums in the last five or so years and really find his work quite original and eclectic. Perhaps though the most interesting exhibit was Yaoi Kusama's "Longing for Eternity". It was the only art that we had to stand in line for (social distancing of course). It doesn't hurt that the entrance and escalator up is also a nice work of design. Everything is laid out simply and efficiently. The only negative was their gift shop area. We assume that it was a temporary situation because it looked that way. There was no permanent structure like most museum gift shops; it just seemed a part of the lower lobby area at the end that was converted to a gift shop area. The items on display were few and far between as well. On the one hand, they did have miniature Jeff Koons "Puppy" pieces at still exorbitant prices. I wouldn't let that deter anyone from enjoying their visit though. It's well worth it.
    Written February 6, 2022
  • FactotumDellaCitta
    London, United Kingdom3,781 contributions
    Don't miss Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrored Room
    Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrored Room was the highlight for us. Advance reservations are required and one only spends a minute in the mirrored room, but what a breathtaking and mind-bending minute it is! Avoid the temptation to spend that entire minute taking photos, but rather put your phone down and immerse yourself in the experience. The permanent collection is also impressive.
    Written January 21, 2023
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Nicholas B
Melbourne, Australia484 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We booked well in advance for tickets, although l believe they release limited tickets on the day too. I wasn’t able to secure tickets for the infinity room, but having seen it elsewhere before it’s a must see.

Essentially the exhibit is spread over the one (top) floor encompassing a range of classic and contemporary work. I was stoked to see various pieces from Jeff Koons, including Michael Jackson and Bubbles.

Unless you really like to mull over art then I wouldn’t schedule to be there for more than an hour. Gorgeous building and impressive tickets are free of charge.
Written April 19, 2022
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ChromeCorgi
Shanghai, China118 contributions
Oct 2019
The Broad experience is truly fabulous in many ways.

Booking – you can either book online in advance or if you can drop in and join the queue – I suggest booking. The museum is easy to reach, parking is equally easy. Staff are very friendly, efficient and the facilities are spotless. Inside, “traffic” is managed very well, there is no overcrowding in spaces. The museum website is remarkably informative, even giving current wait time with no reservation. The website also features times for Free Public Tours, which we sadly did not have enough time to take advantage of.

The architecture is remarkable both inside and out, equal to the magnificent art housed within. I especially like the natural light and the way the space and light work beautifully with the works. I am in awe of the collection and curatorial skill. It feels like there is a respect and love for the work.
Depending on your budget, you can enjoy the wonderful permanent collection gratis or you pay to see the temporary exhibits.

The only thing that would have made our visit even more fabulous would be a tea or coffee shop on the premises, as those in close proximity were not the best. I look forward to our next visit!
Written February 1, 2020
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BDrew
Brighton and Hove, UK179 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Since studying moving image at University I've been a big fan of Shirin Neshat's video and photographic work. Getting to see it in situ in the beautifully curated retrospective at The Broad was inspirational and humbling.

The gallery itself is home to a brilliant permenant collection with works by Andy Warhol, Barbara Kruger and Jeff Koons.

It is free entry but the queue is enormous - I went on a weekday and it still reached the whole way round the building. Highly reccomend buying a ticket in advance for whatever special exhibition is on like I did. This means you can skip straight to the front and go right in.
Written January 5, 2020
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Danielle E
Los Angeles, CA37 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Don’t go to the BROAD even on a Tuesday and expect to see the Infiniti room - once you enter the museum, then you can put your name in - we went on a tuesday at 1:30 (it opens at 11 or 11:30 and all slots were gone - could not see it. Terribly disappointing. Seems like a way to get guests to spend the whole day waiting and hoping there will be a cancelation. Nothing on the website that made me expect anything like that. Apparently people line up 30 min before the museum opens in order to be the first in to secure a spot. BEWARE!!!!!!!
Written February 18, 2020
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Danielle P
London, UK54 contributions
Nov 2022
Stunning building and some amazing pieces of art and installations. The staff is very helpful but you have to book a slot to visit.
While you are there or waiting for your time, I would highly recommend stopping by the Walt Disney Center next door, even if you don't visit it so you can admire the views and the incredible architecture. There is a car park at the Broad, not cheap but ideally located.
Written November 9, 2022
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Kathy M
Georgetown, SC133 contributions
Jan 2020
I visited the Broad on New Year's Day. I was advised before leaving for my trip to CA to get tickets on-line. Since Wednesdays are free, I still got an advance reservation time and this saved me from waiting in a very long line for those without advance reservations. Once inside, there are numerous galleries devoted to the "giants" of American Modern Art, including Warhol, Koons, Jasper Johns & Basquiat. A special work of Yayoi Kusama is on display and you need to sign up ahead of time to get a viewing slot as only a few can be admitted at any given time.Worth the extra hassle!
Written January 7, 2020
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barbf59
Wellesley, MA31 contributions
Dec 2019
We were in LA for a few days and signed up for a 12:30pm entrance to the Broad. As we had recently seen Love is Calling in at the ICA in Boston, we wanted to see Kusama's Infinity Room at the Broad. They have a really terrible process - first you have to get a ticket for an entry time to the museum, then go to an ipad area to sign up for the infinity room. We had one person in a wheelchair who was pushed aside in line by the customer service person. Once we finally entered, it was at least a 2 hour wait for the Infinity Room with a long line at the ipad so we spent most of our time in line. The person in charge of the ipad was very unfriendly.
In addition, the "accessible" bathroom was not really wheelchair friendly and required 2 people to help hold the door to the stall. The Broad should take a lesson from the ICA in Boston - give an entry time to the exhibit online. At the ICA, it was very smooth with little wasted time in line.
Written January 5, 2020
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F A
Chicago, IL42 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
I visited The Broad on my last vacation to Los Angeles, and it did not disappoint.

It is a great contemporary art museum that is free to the public. So I highly recommend that you make an online reservation to visit as this will cut your time in the queue to get in.

When I visited in February 2020, I was able to see artwork from Mark Bradford, Christopher Wool, Andy Warhol, and more. I was also able to see a series of films, one being from Shirin Neshat. The film was interesting and it really caught my attention.

Another great addition to the museum is the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrored Rooms. It was really amazing, but be ready to wait to get in. You have to checkin to get in the room and you are sent a text of when it's your turn. I do reccomend you occasionally check with staff at the entrance of the room to check on your wait time. Also, due to the long line of people the time you get to spend in the room is limited to a few seconds so have the camera ready!

A parking garage is available for visitors, and you can get a validated ticket from museum staff for a discount on parking. I believe I paid $17 for three hours.

Overall it was a great visit, and I would definitely go again for new exhibits.
Written February 12, 2020
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seetheWow
Irvine, CA153 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
This is a very popular museum. There’s a lot of artwork on the top floor. And that floor is free to visit. Some of those works are interesting.
What we liked best was the really large “dining table and chairs”.

We observed a couple things that are reducing the rating. One, that the themes were overwhelmingly dark. Second, that there are a couple paintings with nudity, including one where a woman is changing clothes. So, people visiting with kids should consider these aspects.

Note: the parking is $17 after validation. But this is in the LA financial district. So that’s to be expected. The good thing is that there are lots of people to help with the parking.
Written December 23, 2022
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Kathy984
Ojai198 contributions
Nov 2022
Reservation system works well to reduce crowding. A wide range of diverse artists and art. Well displayed with lots of white space , good written labels and descriptions. We leisurely spent 90 minutes but didn't see any of the special exhibits.
Written December 9, 2022
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