A few weeks ago I headed to Los Angles to teach a workshop and decided to arrive a little early to check out a couple locations I knew we wouldn’t be visiting during the workshop. The first was the interior of The Broad, a contemporary art museum, which is free to the public.
The building was designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and has been dubbed “the veil and the vault”. “The veil” is the porous exterior covering the entire building, which diffuses the daylight coming in to protect the artwork. “The vault” is the concrete base of the building, which houses the museums artwork.
If you find yourself in LA I strongly encourage you to check out this space, for both the art and the architecture. Be sure to reserve your tickets in advance to avoid the very long lines.
In the first few images below you see “the vault” with hints of “the veil” and the escalator up to the gallery on the third floor.
Lots of fun playing with the “the veil” to create abstracts.
A little peek through “the veil” to see the neighboring Walt Disney Concert Hall…some interior shots coming in the next post.
More here, from a previous visit + the color versions and more abstracts from this most recent visit.