Chris G’s Best Yelp Reviews: The Broad – 5/5 Stars

The Broad
Art Museums
221 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Finally, LA has a thorough art museum that highlights the contemporary art besties and worsties that all art majors in college come to intimately know. Broad (pronounced ‘Brode’) has got an entire fleet of artwork from pop to conceptual art that makes a statement towards globalization, mass-production, and iconography.

Julie Mehretu, one of her map-like abstracts, and one of my living favorite artists.

The people who didn’t book two to three months in advance have to wait 30 to 40 minutes on the line that wraps around the building. Everyone essentially gets in free but the un-ticketed people will not get to see the mirror lights exhibit, which I think was once at Tate in London without any ridiculous line. So go to London instead of wait in line! The mirror exhibit is a fun, immersive experience but it is not worth booking two months in advance to just see that.

The art gallery is two stories and 1 1/2 stories worth of art, but it takes about 90 to 120 minutes to thoroughly see and hear everything. One thing that isn’t enforced though I think should be, and I should have been reprimanded for doing is NO photography. There are camera phones on every angle of people and their friends trying to take photos (especially of the Murakami and Koons stuff), that it becomes an inevitably losing game of not getting caught in someone’s picture and becoming featured in Yelp photo number 1451 of the Brode.

Artist Glenn Ligon’s physical description as an Antebellum runaway slave.

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