The Broad
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.
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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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  • CARITA N
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Experience!
    The artwork is incredible! The write-ups regarding the artists were very informative. Can't wait to go back and see the other artists featured. Be sure to book any tickets you need in advance - the special exhibits fill up fast.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 7 March 2023
  • Louise P
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Big and Beautiful
    The Broad is beautiful in design and in the content of the museum. There are many beautiful works to see and I recommend it to any art lover. It was very busy, luckily we planned it out in advance and were able to reserve a time for entry. It was still crowded, so maybe try for a weekday. This museum is one of the better ones that I have seen on the west coast.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 8 March 2023
  • Jen G
    Saint Louis, Missouri4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good vibes
    The art was awesome, beautiful and nothing like I've seen before. The staff and overall feel of the place was decent, you get to walk around and enjoy the art on your own time, but I was kind of stressed out with no real "direction". Me and my boyfriend listened to the virtual guides with the art which was cool!! Took us about 30-45 minutes to walk around and see everything before our short attention spans needed something else to do. Overall super cool experience for tourists! Check out Grand Park for a relaxing vibe after.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 14 March 2023
  • joaniemaria
    Eldridge, Iowa2,403 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth revisiting!
    This was my second time here. For others it was their third time visiting. It is well worth a return visit. Always something new to see. Nice store attached, too. Best of all, it is free. Jeff Koons, Ray Liechtenstein, Andy Warhol, Basquiat, and more! You will need to reserve an entry time to visit.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 March 2023
  • Ask_Tiff
    Los Angeles, California208 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jean-Michel Basquiat King Pleasure Exhibition
    Hey Tiff, how was.... Jean-Michel Basquiat King Pleasure Exhibition The Experience: Absolutely amazing family experience from the beginning to the end. Four amazing galleries. The Plug (How to make an appointment/get the tickets): Purchased directly on the Basguist The Location: @The Grand The Parking: On-site, self and Valet Tiff Tip – they validate at gift shop The Dam$ge: $$ but worth it The D'Over/Recommendation: Yes Because you asked....
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 April 2023
  • Fal L
    Atlanta, Georgia960 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Basquiat new exhibit in downtown LA was so beautiful. The family shared many memories and his artwork.
    I fly to LA to see king pleasure Basquait art exhibit and experience. It was so beautiful. The family curated the show and it was very personal. My ticket was $41 for an hour and it’s easy to book on the website. I really enjoyed it.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 April 2023
  • Durbanguy
    San Francisco, California67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Notable Modern Art Works
    Interesting architecture and wonderful exhibits. Some of the paintings and statues I recognized from magazine articles, etc. Free admission but pay for parking underground. Next door to Disney Hall which has striking architecture and worth a walk around after the museum.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 18 April 2023
  • Wikumj
    Bromley, United Kingdom317 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent modern art gallery
    Top quality modern art museum that is a nice size, not too big so you can easily see everything in an hour or two. The rooms are well organised and house a fantastic variety of unique and thought provoking modern art, with very helpful descriptions that add background and context to each piece. Reserve ahead on their website in advance to get access to the mirrored lights ‘infinity room’ which is definitely worth it
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 May 2023
  • CasandraTP
    Sydney, Australia1,081 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    OMG, just fabulous
    At the time of writing the Keith Haring exhibition is on and if you are a fan you have to see this. The exhibition was extensive and to see these pieces first hand is just amazing. The Broad is free but you do have to pay for this special exhibition and it is worth it. The rest of the gallery is just amazing with rooms full of artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and Jeff Koons just to name a few. There is a piece by Yayoi Kusama’s - Infinity Mirror which you need advanced free tickets for. We luckily were able to see it without one, but our Aussie accent may have helped us. Do walk down the stairs and look through the window of stored artwork not on display. If you like modern art, you need to come to The Broad I am so happy we decided to go.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Lori M
    California1,747 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    wonderful way to spend an afternoon
    My adult son and I had a wonderful visit here! The infinity room is so much fun (although I wish you got more than 60 seconds inside). There is also a smaller infinity experience upstairs that we liked too. So cool to see the giant Koons dog and the smaller rabbit. We were surprised at how much we liked the gigantic table and chairs. Loved seeing famous artists such as Jasper Johns, Warhol, Haring, and others. And the building itself is interesting. How great the museum is free - although the parking was very expensive - $27 for 5.5 hours. ouch.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 September 2023
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Psykiya
Chandler, AZ250 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This museum has very nice architecture and interesting pieces. A place to visit if you love art and/or when you've seen most of the tourist attractions in LA. Also, if you visit The Broad, don't miss MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) that is across the street.
A good option for rainy days!
Written 21 February 2024
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caltravelgal
Covina, CA400 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Stunning, huge museum of art from such luminaries as Warhol, Koons, Liechtenstein, Haring, Robby Conal, Ellen Gallagher, and more. Some of it is disturbing, some humorous, and so on. Many genres and media. Great space!
Written 11 February 2024
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K W
Brisbane, Australia76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Wow, super impressed with it all-the exhibits, the facilities, the staff and organisation. It’s free also and an amazing collection of well-known artists-great day out in rainy weather!
Written 10 February 2024
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Edward
Santa Rosa, CA1,970 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The Broad, in downtown Los Angeles is an excellent museum of modern art, with a substantial permanent collection, including some important pieces, as rotating exhibits. It includes some important works by, among others, Lichtenstein and Elanatsui. The museum itself is well laid out and has interesting architecture, making it well worth a visit. Moreover, it is fee, unusual for museums in the US, where museums are almost never free and often quite expensive. One must book entry online but this is very simple and, unless it is very busy, can be done right before entering.
Written 30 January 2024
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myle tan
Romblon Island, Philippines273 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
i really lvoe the artwork here. it is a must see. i love murakami flowers, andy warhol and rtfkt clone x so much
Written 16 December 2023
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Maria 🪷
Los Angeles, CA89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We had a wonderful weekday visit to the Broad. I was delighted to see some of my favorite artists’ work, like George Condo and Yayoi Kusama. There is ample parking and plenty of space inside to walk around. There could be more artists represented in the gift shop, but that wasn’t a huge deal. The staff was courteous. Even though we had lunch afterward someplace else, it was nice that there were food trucks right outside.
Written 29 November 2023
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Robin B
Phoenix, AZ1,413 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
I love this type of museum—lots of interesting pieces to see without having to spend hours and hours wandering around an enormous museum. The Broad is essentially one floor. We spent about 1-1/2 hours. There is a nice gift shop on the ground floor. There is a parking garage underneath and the museum validates your parking which results in a small discount, but our fee for 3.5 hours, after validation was $27. Ouch! Don’t go above the three hour/$17 limit or take public transportation to the museum.
Written 6 November 2023
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Marblehead750
Dayton, OH728 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Loved the Keith Haring exhibit. The permanent collection has such huge pieces on display that the floors are filled up quickly. As with a lot of contemporary art, it's pretty simplistic so doesn't invite long introspection in front of the item. You can actually breeze through the museum rather quickly.
Written 30 September 2023
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Ron M
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
As with many modern art museums the works acquire their impact from the blank empty walls that surrounds them. With few exceptions, eye catching but no soul. The 1 minute in the infinity mirror room was more than enough to absorb the experience. $17 for 3h parking ($27 without validation)? Use $10 8hr alternatives (243 S Spring St and see more landmarks)
Written 29 September 2023
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LA Traveler
Los Angeles, CA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
LA native here. This is one of the best museums in LA. The collection is incredible, inclusive, and enjoyable for all ages. From modern art masters to contemporary ‘what the…’ artists, this museum brings it all together in a palatable and enjoyable way for everyone. When you go up the escalator, look directly up. When you’re in the galleries, look directly out to the street. The architecture itself is art and meant to transport you. I go here bi-monthly. There’s a gorgeous parklet outside for sitting and enjoying the architecture. Plus food trucks are usually there for snacks.
Written 26 September 2023
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