The Broad

The Broad, Los Angeles: Hours, Address, The Broad Reviews: 4.5/5

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
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: 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
  • East LA Civic Center • 7 min walk
  • Civic Center/Grand Park • 7 min walk
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cgny1fwd
Houston, TX1,157 contributions
Good Downtown LA stop
Sep 2021
Generally not my style, but a very interesting and important collection that is well displayed. The Roy Liechtenstein collection (more my style) is superb. Parking is easy and probably subsidizes the free entry. Definitely worth a trip.
Written 25 September 2021
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AG Reyes
Prince William County, VA63 contributions
A free museum housing an unbelievable repertoire of modernist gems. Truly incredible
Sep 2021
The building is stunning, the collection is unbelievable (how can they afford so many iconic works?) and the visit is entirely free. The museum isn't too large, but the quality is immense and I don't remember seeing so many recognizable artworks in such little space in a long time. I throughly enjoyed the Basquiats, the Koons' and the Roy Lichtensteins the most, but the whole ensemble is truly extraordinary.
Written 5 September 2021
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Michael T
Los Angeles, CA823 contributions
Fantastic FREE Museum that could be the catalyst of a great DTLA day!!!
Jul 2021
WOW! When The Broad first opened, it was impossible to get tickets. we tried and tried and it just didn't work out... so after a while... we just forgot about it. Years went by... then the other day when our family was trying to think about what to do the next day, we thought... HEY! I wonder if we could get tickets to The Broad tomorrow... and guess what? They were booked. JUST KIDDING!!! We got tickets!!!!

You need to reserve tickets online, but to get in is FREE!!! Well sort of... expect to pay $27/car for parking. But the sting of a $27 parking bill is soothed when you think of that you're downtown... everywhere is going to be like that, mixed with... heck - you got into the museum for free!!! And believe me, it makes the trip that much more convenient.

Just as the outside of the building is cool... so is the inside! The lobby is like a cave area. The artworks are amazing as well! I've never seen a Warhol in person before and they have TONS of them!!!

I'll be honest in saying, my experience would have been even better without the kids... but even with the kids it was cool. Be sure to ask to do the kids scavenger hunt as it is REALLY well done. It's not specific questions like... find this painting... it make you think - "Find a piece of art that makes you sad... happy... that makes you laugh... that you'd give a friend" etc... The guy at the end forgot to give us part of the prize (he gave us the directions and left out the box with the art kit inside... whoops...), but he was super nice and helped us with directions around town.

If you're with your family, I recommending seeing the museum (which won't take you forever with kids, depending on how interested they are), then go out of the museum, bang a right and then a left where Angel's Flight is and take that down ($1 a ride I think) and it spits you out RIGHT at Grand Central Market for lunch! Take it back up again to your car and it's a perfect DTLA day!!!
Written 22 August 2021
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sccrref
Tucson,Az1,550 contributions
One of my favorites
Jul 2021
Even if you dont like modern art (we do) how anyone cannot give the place 5 stars is beyond me. The art is fantastic but so is the design of the building. You do need to get tx in advance but in our case, we had gotten 3 and then our adult son was able to join us last minute and we called and they added him. Very nice. Note- the parking is free but only for 2 hours. We didnt know that and went and had lunch so ended up having to pay to park. Lesson learned.
Written 31 July 2021
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Natalie James
Los Angeles, CA12 contributions
The Broad Welcomes All People, for free
May 2021
What I appreciate most about The Broad is that tickets are free and available to anyone. The environment isn’t stuffy – how many rightfully view museum spaces – and it’s a great place to take kids, out-of-towners, or that friend who is curious about art but doesn’t know where to start. The permanent collection pops with color, style, and explores many themes like patriarchy, racism, and capitalism. For those interested in capturing their own photo moments, the design of the space is ripe, and it’s encouraged. The lighting is superb. This is a museum where fun and exploration are welcomed and it’s a great entry point to discover your relationship to art.
Written 25 July 2021
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Kenneth H
Medina, OH54 contributions
Unique and Amazing
Jun 2021 • Friends
The Broad is unique and amazing. Love the new layout with rooms and spaces dedicated to a single artist. It helps to contrast their popular, well known works with lesser known ones. Staff is warm, welcoming and knowledgeable. Loved this visit even more than my first from a few years ago.
Written 3 June 2021
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Norm Travels
Tifton, GA347 contributions
UNIQUE MODERNISM
Oct 2020
Personally, I enjoy architecture and design ... found The
Broad to be quite unique in modernism design, albeit not to my personal taste
Written 29 October 2020
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Cynthia-LAX
Los Angeles, CA289 contributions
Wonderful addition to our Museum Culture
Feb 2020
Vibrant cultural beauty. I loved the exhibits and the architectural genius of the structure. A must see when in Los Angeles.
Written 5 October 2020
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Mocha & Bones
Sydney, Australia147 contributions
Get advance tickets - Wouldn't want to wait in line
Sep 2019
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 2 August 2020
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lilianasmith
Brazil32 contributions
Museum of Modern Art.
Sep 2019
Art that enriches, they have a free auto tour that helps you to appreciate some works even more, it was a wonderful walk, you need at least 2 hours but if you can give the visit more time to take advantage of the best.
Written 17 June 2020
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The Broad is open:
  • Wed - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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