The Broad - 01 FEB 2019

The Broad is a new contemporary art museum (downtown Los Angeles next to the Walt Disney Concert Hall) that opened in September of 2015. The admission is free but it requires a time stamped ticket (reservations available online). The building itself is a piece of art work.
 From The Dallas Morning News
From The Dallas Morning News
The piece below is an optical allusion, it is a flat painting, the wood in the center and its shadow are painted (notice the direction of the real shadow below the painting frame).
This work by Elliott Hundley, changes as you get closer to it.
From a distance, it looks like a painting, but as you get closer... see it is actually a 3D collage.
Some pieces are hard to look at, such as Kara Walker's work which examines the horror of slavery.

Ellen Gallagher put objects over old magazines to make a statement on the use of stereotypes of race and gender.

Polychromed wood:
 Jeff Koons - Buster Keaton, 1988
Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating:
 Jeff Koons - Ballon Dog (Blue), 1994-2000
 Jeff Koons - Michael Jackson and Bubbles, 1988
Cast in stainless steel, each of the seven train cars holds a fifth of Jim Beam:
Jeff Koons - J.B. Turner Train, 1986
There were several Andy Warhol pieces and this comic-derived pop art by Roy Lichtenstein:
You were allowed to walk under Rober Therrien's giant table and chairs (the chair seat is nearly 6 feet off the ground).
Yayoi Kusama had two installations called Infinity Mirror Rooms, filled with mirrors and dazzling LED lights that change colors. The actual room version required a ticket (which is sold out 2 months in advance), but Cheryl, Rob and I were able to stand in line for 10 minutes to stick our heads in this cylinder chamber that has three portholes. An attendant with a stop watch, allows you to view the display for 30 seconds.

There were exhibits on the 1st floor and the 3rd floor with administrative offices on the 2nd floor. We got off the elevator on the second floor (just to see what we could see) and found a wall filled with photos about this kinetic artist, Carlos Cruz-Diez, who creates crosswalk art all over the world. Outside The Broad is a colorful crosswalk which is one of his installations.
I always love the Los Angeles skyline reflections and this rainy day was no exception.