gt;What: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's new Broad Contemporary Art Museum.
2 -- color) "Our purpose is to show it to the widest possible public," Eli Broad says of his collection, 160 pieces of which are at the new Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA.
The creation of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA is a central component of the mission to fully integrate contemporary art into LACMA's collecting strategy, exhibitions, and public programs, and to explore the interplay of the art of our time with that of the past.
With the addition of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum, LACMA will have the space to dedicate individual facilities to each of the four areas:
The Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM) is the principal element of the change, aided by the new Be Grand Entrance on Wilshire Boulevard, a palm garden by Robert Irwin and an environmental sculpture, consisting of a welcoming grove of antique streetlights, by Chris Burden.
The Broad Contemporary Art Museum at the Los Angeles County Museum by Michael Govan, Lynn Zelevansky and others is published by LACMA ($65).
In the coming days, a great deal of media attention is going to be focused on the gala opening of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum
and its principal benefactor -- developer/philanthropist/art collector Eli Broad.
Construction will begin this fall on the new Broad Contemporary Art Museum, as well as a glass-enclosed pavilion that will serve as the museum's grand entrance and other improvements.
With the addition of 60,000-square-feet of gallery space in Broad Contemporary Art Museum, LACMA will have sufficient space to dedicate an individual building facility to each of the museum's four centers: Center for European Art, Center for Asian Art, Center for Art of the Americas, and Center for Contemporary Art.
Govan arrives at LACMA in March as work is gearing up on its three-phase expansion and renovation, including the new Broad Contemporary Art Museum
and redevelopment of LACMA West, the former May Co.
Also being built is the Broad Contemporary Art Museum
, named for LACMA trustee Eli Broad, the businessman, art collector and philanthropist who pledged $50 million to the project.