The Future Expansion

Broad Expansion Mockup

Situated on Hope Street, The Broad’s future gallery and programming space will bring you closer to artworks you can see in depth only at The Broad—by Andy Warhol,  Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, Kara Walker, and so many others—as well as artists new to the collection—such as Cauleen Smith, Lauren Halsey, and Patrick Martinez. New, outdoor, top-floor courtyards, and flexible live programming spaces to encounter boundary-breaking performances and concerts, will round out a visit to The Broad of the future.  

The museum will remain open during construction; when the new building opens to the public before Los Angeles hosts the 2028 Summer Olympics, general admission will continue to be free.

Read the Expansion Announcement Press Release

About the Design

The expansion, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), the architects of the existing museum, opens a new perspective on the “veil and vault” concept they introduced in 2015, with the building’s iconic white honeycomb “veil” enveloping the “vault,” the sculptural grey core that contains art storage. The exterior of the expansion echoes the surface appearance of the vault—as if this core had been exposed and “unveiled”—symbolically expressing The Broad’s commitment to access while playfully inverting the visual vocabulary of the current building. Inside the addition, there will be large new galleries on the first, second, and third floors, as well as second-floor spaces in which visitors will be able to move among racks filled with artworks from the collection, creating a zone that serves simultaneously as gallery and art storage.

Expansion Features

The expansion will reinforce the open, inventive, and welcoming qualities for which the museum is known, while adding entirely new facets for visitors to discover. The expansion offers: 

  • Space to dramatically increase the number of collection artworks on view. The expansion’s 55,000 square feet of new construction increases The Broad’s galleries by 70% and allows visitors to see more of the museum’s growing collection, including its uniquely deep and extensive single-artist holdings. 
  • Two top-floor, open-air courtyards to gather, relax, and enjoy art outdoors. 
  • Flexible live programming space to encounter boundary-breaking performances, concerts, or multimedia installations, or participate in a family weekend workshop or school program. 
  • A new experience of the art storage vault that invites visitors into a room with painting racks, allowing unexpected themes to emerge as various works are pulled out from visit to visit.