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A complete guide to the Broad

Find out how to make the most of your visit to the Broad, including our favorite works of art and things to do along Grand Avenue

Photograph: Iwan Baan, courtesy the Broad and Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Anytime a new museum opens in Los Angeles, it's a big deal. The Broad, though, has been a monumental moment in recent LA history thanks to the museum's free admission, distinctive design and big-ticket collection. It's yet another landmark to prove to the world that LA is a city rich with cultural institutions.

The contemporary art museum is the public home for Eli and Edythe Broad's collection of over 2,000 post-war works. Though only about 250 of those pieces of art will be on display at once, it's still a lot to take in. Make the most of your visit with our guide to the Broad, including some tips to know before you arrive, our favorite works of art, a look inside the gift shop and what to do in the area once you're done exploring the museum.

RECOMMENDED: See more in our guide to Downtown Los Angeles

What you need to know about the Broad

6 ways to make the most of your visit to the Broad
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6 ways to make the most of your visit to the Broad

To make the most of your time at LA's newest art museum, we've pulled together six things you should know before stepping foot inside.

Things to do by the Broad
Things to do

Things to do by the Broad

Get to know Grand Avenue and Bunker Hill with a stop at these 10 things to do by the Broad.

7 must-see works of art at the Broad
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7 must-see works of art at the Broad

We've highlighted some of our favorite pieces in the museum's inaugural exhibition.

A look inside the Shop, the Broad's eclectic museum store
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A look inside the Shop, the Broad's eclectic museum store

With everyday objects branded with works from Koons, Basquiat and Warhol, it's like a gift shop birthed from a Jay-Z brag sheet.

The Broad has a slick app that will actually make your museum visit better
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The Broad has a slick app that will actually make your museum visit better

We've been blown away by one aspect of the museum in particular: its app.

How the Broad's free ticketing system works
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How the Broad's free ticketing system works

Everything you need to know about timed reservations, hours and more.

The latest news about the Broad

There's an entire Infinity Mirror Room exhibition coming to the Broad
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There's an entire Infinity Mirror Room exhibition coming to the Broad

Rejoice, museum selfie lovers, because even more mirrored marvels are on their way.

The Broad is mounting a new exhibition this fall
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The Broad is mounting a new exhibition this fall

Maybe it's just the contemporary art world, but the Broad seems to have a thing for faces.

Cindy Sherman's self-portraits fill the Broad's first ticketed exhibition
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Cindy Sherman's self-portraits fill the Broad's first ticketed exhibition

It's only appropriate that the Broad, a museum whose reputation has been spread by means of its continuous standby line and selfies from a mirrored chamber, would mount its first special exhibition about image. Visitors to the free museum have eagerly immersed themselves in the new art museum's social media-ready spectacle, but will they do the same for a fantastic ticketed exhibition? We'll soon find out if Cindy Sherman, a lucrative figure among art collectors, can prove just as bankable for museum visitors. Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life opens Saturday, June 11, at the Broad with more than 120 works from the contemporary photographer, mostly drawn from the Broad's own collection. Unlike the rest of the free museum, the special exhibition requires a $12 timed ticket. For four decades, Sherman has acted as the photographer, director, makeup artist and model in her highly conceptual self portraits. Though her work has tackled everything from beauty and gender norms to her own art world fame, nearly all of Sherman's pieces—whether she's portraying a high-fashion model or a dirt-covered corpse—imply that all images, both photographic and personal, are fabricated. Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #47. Photograph: Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures   The Broad's exhibition takes visitors on a comprehensive survey of the photographer's career, starting with 16 photos from her iconic late-'70s "Untitled Film Still" series and wrapping up with this year's silent film

The Broad is changing its ticketing system, hosting a late night
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The Broad is changing its ticketing system, hosting a late night

Getting your hands on timed tickets is about to get easier.

The Broad is hosting a late-night music and film series this summer
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The Broad is hosting a late-night music and film series this summer

The Broad will host both a monthly (mostly musical) performance series as well as biweekly film screenings this summer.

The Broad's first (and not free) special exhibition will focus on Cindy Sherman
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The Broad's first (and not free) special exhibition will focus on Cindy Sherman

The Broad is preparing to put nearly all of its Sherman photos—almost 120—on public display.

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