Get Out Of Town!: The Broad

By On June 29, 2016

Editor’s Note: While there’s always a lot going on in Burbank, myBurbank’s “Get Out Of Town!” highlights some of our favorite activities and events outside the town borders.

Since opening in September 2015, The Broad has had a steady stream of visitors explore its excellent collection of contemporary art. Any day of the week, the standby line stretches down Second Street with an average wait of 45 – 90 minutes. Free advance tickets are usually completely reserved within minutes of becoming available.

Boasting iconic works from contemporary art stars including Ed Ruschka, Robert Rasuchenberg, Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Takashi Murakami and Jeff Koons, the regular collection draws a range of reactions from visitors and makes The Broad a great Get Out of Town! adventure any day of the year.

Jeff Koons' "Balloon Dog (Blue)." (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Jeff Koons’ “Balloon Dog (Blue).” (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

A rotating schedule of special exhibitions and installations, including Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life which runs through October 2 and Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room which runs through the fall of 2016, result in an exciting experience.

Open, airy and filled with natural light, The Broad may be popular but the timed ticket approach works well to prevent overcrowding inside. Free reserved tickets for the following month are available at noon on the first day of every month by logging on to The Broad’s website.

"Under The Table" by Robert Therrien. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

“Under The Table” by Robert Therrien. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Those interested in viewing the Infinity Mirrored Room are advised to arrive as early as possible, as timed tickets – also free – are required to enter the installation. One person at a time is allowed to enter the room, for about 45 seconds.

Thus, tickets for the room are usually booked up by early afternoon. Timed tickets are available from a kiosk in the center of the first floor, just after visitors enter The Broad’s main doors.

Jeff Koons' "Tulips." (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Jeff Koons’ “Tulips.” (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Parking is available underneath the museum for a minimum $12 to a maximum of $22. Several cafes and restaurants are located near The Broad, including our favorite, Otium Restaurant.

Tickets for the current Cindy Sherman exhibit are $12 and available in advance on The Broad website.

The Broad is located at 221 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving and Christmas Days, The Broad is open Tuesday and Wednesday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.