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The Broad Museum in Los Angeles opened officially to the public last Sunday, September 20, following a slew of galas and previews last week at the new Diller Scofidio + Renfro building. The inaugural installation is a selection of works from Eli and Edye Broad‘s nearly 2,000-piece collection, including work by Cy Twombly, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cindy Sherma, Barabara Kruger, Keither Haring, and Jeff Koons. Also on view is a nine-screen video installation by Ragnar Kjartansson, Yayoi Kusama‘s Infinity Mirrored Room, and an over 80-foot painting by Takashi Murakami.
A black-tie dinner on Thursday, September 17 was attended by the Broads alongside Founding Director Joanne Heyler, Architect Elizabeth Diller, Mayor Eric Garcetti, California Attorney General Kamala Harris and additional artists and special guests included Gwyneth Paltrow, Tobey Maguire, Owen Wilson, Val Kilmer, Kate Burton, Rosanna Arquette, Suzanne Cryer, Tessa Thompson, Doug Aitken, California Senator Ben Allen, Max Anderson, Wallis Annenberg, John Baldessari, Sid Bass, Los Angeles Police Chief Charles Beck, William Bell, Nicolas Berggruen, Irving Blum, Mark Bradford, Peter Brant, Donald Bren, Richard Buckley, Tom Campbell, Michael Chow, James Cuno, John Currin, Leo Daly, Gray Davis, Barbara Davis, California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, Evelyn de Rothschild, Michael Eisner, Ariel Emanuel, Drew Faust, Urs Fischer, Eric Fischl, Larry Gagosian, Frank Gehry, Ronald George, Jami Gertz, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, Brett Gorvy, Michael Govan, Laurence Graff, Mark Grotjahn, Jane Harman, California Senator Robert Hertzberg, Damien Hirst, Max Hollein, Thomas Houseago, Ray Irani, Dakis Joannou, Bruce Karatz, Jeff Koons, Henry Kravis, Barbara Kruger, Leonard Lauder, Glenn Ligon, Eugenio Lopez, Glenn Lowry, Michael Lynton, Paul Marciano, Maurice Marciano, Svetlana Marich, Julie Mehretu, Peter Morton, Takashi Murakami, Wendi Murdoch, Catherine Opie, Michael Ovitz, Suzanne Pagé, Viveca Paulin, Ann Philbin, Lisa Phillips, Lari Pittman, Timothy Potts, Wolfgang Puck, Charles Renfro, Lynda and Stewart Resnick, Tony Ressler, Richard Riordan, Marc Rochon, Edward Roski, Don Rubell, Sterling Ruby, Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, Ed Ruscha, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Paul Schimmel, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Joel Silver, Hilda Solis, Thomas Struth, Beth Swofford, Benedikt Taschen, Meir Teper, Steve Tisch, Diana Thater, Bob Tuttle, Philippe Vergne, Francesco Vezzoli, Jeff Wall, Adam Weinberg, Jay Wintrob, Jordan Wolfson, Zev Yaroslavsky, Dasha Zhukova, and Selim Zilkha.
A ceelbration of the 120,000-square-foot space and intial hanging was attened by Bill Clinton, Reese Witherspoon, Heidi Klum, Debbie Allen, Tim Allen, Ava DuVernay, Fran Drescher, Larry and Shawn King, Matthew Perry, Michael and Pat York, LeVar Burton, China, Chow, John Cale, Carl Weathers, Frank Baxter, Frank and Carol Biondi, Barbara Bollenbach, Mike Bonin, Albert Carnesale, Bret Easton Ellis, Mitchell Englander, Mike Feuer, Elliott Hundley, Alex Israel, Richard Jacobs, Paul Koretz, Sheila Kuehl, Robert Lowe, Ginny Mancini, Terry McCarthy, Mitch O’Farrell, Peter O’Malley, Curren Price, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Rockwell Schnabel, Vito Schnabel, Donna Shalala, Robert Shaye, Marc and Eva Stern, and more on Friday, September 18.
The Broad is now open Tuesday through Sunday, and admission is free.