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  1. The Broad
    Photograph: Iwan Baan, courtesy the Broad and Diller Scofidio + Renfro
  2. Infinity Mirrored Room
    Photograph: Time Out/Michael JulianoYayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away
  3. Yayoi Kusama, Longing for Eternity
    Photograph: Time Out/Michael Juliano
  4. Jeff Koons
    Photograph: Time Out/Michael JulianoJeff Koons.
  5. Robert Therrien
    Photograph: Time Out/Michael JulianoRobert Therrien.
  6. Jean-Michel Basquiat
    Photograph: Time Out/Michael JulianoJean-Michel Basquiat.
  7. Roy Lichtenstein
    Photograph: Time Out/Michael JulianoRoy Lichtenstein.
  8. Kara Walker
    Photograph: Time Out/Michael JulianoKara Walker.

Time Out says

Free timed tickets required. Infinity Mirrored Room requires a reservation.

Three words: Infinity Mirror Rooms. Downtown’s persistently popular contemporary art museum has two of Yayoi Kusama’s immersive, mirror-laden rooms (one that you merely peek into, another more immersive one that you step into). Elsewhere in the free museum, Eli and Edythe Broad’s collection of 2,000 post-war works includes artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jeff Koons. Outside, the museum’s plaza features a lovely olive tree grove that sits in from of Otium, the museum’s signature restaurant from French Laundry alum Timothy Hollingsworth.

The museum has been an exciting addition to L.A.’s roster of institutions, though its encyclopedic survey of high-priced gallery prizes can feel a little safe at times (with some spectacle pieces mixed in). And though the gallery experience is pleasant, its vault and veil design appears much more opqaque and heavier than it should. That said, there’s one design element we just love: the between-floors window that offers a peek into the collection storage.

The Broad opened in 2015 with an inaugural exhibition featuring Jasper Johns, Cy Twombly, Barbara Kruger, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring and more rockstars of the 20th century—plus a whole lot of Jeff Koons. Standout installations included Ragnar Kjartansson’s beautiful nine-screen video piece The Visitors and an endless field of LEDs in Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room.

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What’s on

Keith Haring: Art is for Everybody

  • Street art

Keith Haring’s colorful, energetic designs—like his barking dogs or crawling stick figure-like radiant baby—have moved well beyond the world of street art over the past four decades and ingrained themselves as instantly recognizable pieces of pop art. Now, the Broad is examining that body of work in a museum setting (for the first-ever time in L.A.) with this display of over 120 artworks and archival materials. The specially ticketed “Keith Haring: Art is for Everybody” explores the late New York graffiti icon’s artistic practices as well as his activism, including his work centered on nuclear disarmament, anti-Apartheid movements and the HIV/AIDS crisis. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Time Out Los Angeles (@timeoutla) The energetic show opens with a Day-Glo display of paintings and sculptures before moving into a wall-filling gallery of some of Haring’s most recognizable motifs. Alongside works on tarps, canvases and windows, you’ll find photos of Haring and an homage to Pop Shop, his New York retail shop (much of it set to a soundtrack pulled from the artist’s own mixtapes). In conjunction with the show, the free-to-visit permanent galleries upstairs at the Broad will display works from Haring’s contemporaries, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, George Condo, Jenny Holzer, Kenny Scharf and Andy Warhol.

Desire, Knowledge, and Hope (with Smog)

  • Contemporary art

This show at the Broad was supposed to debut in April of 2020 to kicks off the museum’s fifth anniversary, but, you know… the world had other plans. Thankfully, you’ll finally have a chance to see this free collection exhibition with a focus on L.A. artists, including Sayre Gomez, Toba Khedoori, Patrick Martinez and Barbara Kruger alongside an entire gallery dedicated to John Baldessari and Mike Kelley.

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