One can hope that through special exhibitions and new acquisitions (it estimates that it averages one new acquisition a week), The Broad will discover, and embrace, its obligation to the public to truly represent the art of our time.
For the many visitors who've flooded The Broad Museum at its official opening this past weekend, the experience was full of surprises. Built by prominent architectural firm, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the museum building grabs ones' attention from the get-go.
We had the pleasure to talk to the architecture firm's founding partner Elizabeth Diller, who provided us with some basic information on the concept of the museum's architecture with its "veil-and-vault" idea, the challenges the architecture studio faced and how they worked with the natural light.
The Broad Museum is about to open its doors this September, and by doing so it's going to explode a U.S. military style daisy cutter on the Los Angeles art scene. Then comes Hauser Wirth and Schimmel (HWS) a few blocks away in LA's undeniably burgeoning Arts District.
What would you say if I told you that I was about to build a new art museum with gallery walls that could not be hung with art and a skylit exhibition space that would be used to display light-sensitive works?