The Broad is a stunning contemporary art museum in downtown Los Angeles. The museum is home to more than 2,000 works of art, making one of the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art in the world. The collection features giants of the contemporary art world such as Jeff Koons, Jasper Johns, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Barbara Kruger, Kara Walker, Christopher Wool, Cindy Sherman and many more, including a growing collection of younger artists.
The Broad was founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad, who have been building their collection of postwar and contemporary art over the last five decades. There are two floors of gallery space spread over 120,000 square feet, and is the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation's worldwide lending library which has been loaning collection works to museums globally since 1984. The museum also regularly hosts engaging temporary exhibitions.
The Broad is free to visit, however you need to pre-book a ticket in order to secure entry due to its popularity. If you don't have tickets, there is an online standby line that you can join to get in on a first-come first-served basis. During holiday weekends, the wait time in the standby line can be up to two to three hours. There is so much to see and take in so try to allow yourself at least two hours to enjoy it.