Broad Museum and Its “Infinity Mirrored Room”
Visit and appreciate the unique architecture of the honeycomb-covered $140-million 120,000-square-foot building sitting on top of Bunker Hill in downtown Los Angeles, which is the Broad Museum. Founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad, it opened in September of 2015 and displays the 2,000 works of contemporary art by renowned artists that are in the Broad collection as well as rotating temporary exhibitions.
There are two floors of gallery space plus the lending library headquarters of the Broad Art Foundation, which has loaned works to museums worldwide since 1984.
Entrance to the museum is free. You can reserve tickets online in advance, or there’s also a standby line on-site. In the first year, there were more than 820,000 visitors, far exceeding attendance projections.
Separate reservations are required to enter Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s magnificent “Infinity Mirrored Room” — The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away.” This is a chamber lined with mirrors and with a dazzling and vast array of LED lights that create a disorienting sense of being in limitless space in a kaleidoscopic environment .
A larger exhibition of the “Infinity Mirrored Room” will open in October of 2017 through early January 2018. The Broad will be the only museum in California that will host the exhibition when it comes to Los Angeles, and it will only appear in four major museums in the United States and Canada.
The new exhibition will be six of Kusama’s infinity rooms along with sculptures, key paintings, and works on paper dating from the early 1950s to the present. Included will be numerous new works by the still-actively-creating 87-year-old artist working in her Tokyo studio. This is a cultural phenomenon demonstrating seven decades of work by a phenomenal artist.