Museums >Broad Contemporary Art Museum
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9003634.062841 -118.357732
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Miracle Mile
Amazing – Went here with my sister. She is an artist to the core and always taking me with her to shows and galleries. This one takes the cake
Date an art lover. Save the world. – Perfect date place. Take an artsy boy and he'll leave with pants full of bone.
As for me, please. I love art. Especially mental angst and pain (no emo) translated to grotesque pieces. decapitated cows. broken neck babies. religious references. I'm all for it.
BCAM has three levels. Jeff Koons, Warhol, you name it. It's there. Ride the big red elevator! Yes it's just an elevator but still.... it's like going to Disneyland and not meeting Mickey or going to a massage parlor and not asking for a happy ending. It's just not right.
If you're into pain and ironic statements, then you'll love Damien Hirst stuff.
My favorite is a piece that's an assemblage of tall medicine cabinets shut with a hanging crucifix on each. Inside is a shit load of prescription meds, shards of broken mirrors, and skulls. It's pretty disturbing. I'd like to think of it as a eff you to religion, a take on our society's dependency on meds, and suppressed rage. I was pretty touched by it. Not that I'm into suicide and/or adderall.
And yes as with all museums. no pictures. they are pretty strict. and yes i tried.
Citysearch Editorial Review – Enriching the heart of LACMA's campus, the three-story masterpiece of architect Renzo Piano is the central focus of "Transformation," the museum's 10-year renovation project. Courtesy of a $60 million donation from Eli and Edythe Broad, the 60,000 square foot space's initial 2008 installation showcased some 160 works from the collection of The Broad Art Foundation and the couple's personal collection. The works included distinguished post-war artists such as Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, Ellsworth Kelly, Damien Hirst, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg. Forty works are featured from LACMA's collection of contemporary art and from other lenders. The building's impressive exterior features a massive grand staircase on one side and a wall that faces Wilshire Boulevard displaying a rotating series of artwork on the other. Past street-facing displays have showcased the likes of famed contemporary artist John Baldessari.
kinda dreary – There's just something depressing about this museum. Even wtih the new building it just feels wrong. The new building is also more building than art.
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