What a thrill to see one of my images of the soon-to-be-opened Broad Museum published in the September issue of Departures Magazine.
I was in Los Angeles earlier this year and had a rare day all to myself with nothing to do but make images. The Broad was at the top of my list and my first stop of the day. I also circled back after wandering other areas of downtown LA for one last stop before heading to another part of the city.
While it wasn’t open at the time, and doesn’t open until September 20, much of the exterior was complete so I had some fun playing around with its “veil”.
The building is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler. It’s dubbed the “veil-and-vault” because the exterior acts as a “veil” allowing diffuse light to showcase the artwork inside while the “vault” refers to the storage space comprising The Broad Art Foundation’s collection of art. Essentially 2,000 pieces of art collected by Eli and Edythe Broad over the last few decades….amazing! I certainly can’t wait to see this collection!
The descriptions I’ve read of the interior seem as intriguing as the exterior, so I can’t wait to get back for a visit after the September 20th opening. As a bonus, general admission is free.
Here’s the cover and tear sheet of my image on the right.
If you’re interested in more images of this fantastic building here’s a past blog post and all the images I’ve made of The Broad so far.