I love a good modern art museum and I visited my fair share in the past year. LACMA, Norton Simon, ARoS, and The Broad- twice. The Broad just celebrated it's debut year in Downtown Los Angeles. Situated next to the stunning Disney Concert Hall and across from the MoCA, it fits right in with the already established artistic giants. The building itself is a sight to see and brings something new to the DTLA scene. It houses several pieces from my favorite artist, Takashi Murakami, and is current home to the much-hyped Infinity Room by Yayoi Kusama (totally lives up to it).
Best of all, the museum is available for free. Reserved tickets are available online at the beginning of each month for the following month. However, I prefer to skip the reservations and get there about an hour before it opens and wait in the standby line. That way, you will get to go in within the first hour and essentially have the museum to yourself. You will also want to get there early because access to the Infinity Room is only possible by signing up on an iPad once you enter the museum, whether you have reserved tickets or not.
Most recently, I went on a Sunday just as described above and the wait for the Infinity Room was approximately 75 minutes- plenty of time to see what was new since the opening and enough time to visit some of my favorites. Traffic and parking is best on the weekends and there are usually food trucks out front if you are stuck in the standby line for too long. I also suggest downloading their app and bringing your headphones to listen to the art walk & talks on the app. I am so thrilled that LA has another great modern art haven that is easy to visit!
What is your favorite museum in your hometown?