Designing The Broad

The Un-Private Collection: Designing The Broad

Wednesday, Dec 04, 2013
9 am—11 am
Tickets Free


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In addition to offering the Los Angeles programs, The Broad presented a program at the New World Center in Miami Beach in conjunction with the 2013 Art Basel Miami Beach. The event, moderated by noted architectural critic Paul Goldberger, brought together the museum’s lead architect, Elizabeth Diller of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, with Eli Broad and Joanne Heyler to share the conversations that led to the unique design of the building for The Broad. Among the topics discussed were the relationship between the collection and the museum design concept, the decision to make the storage vault visible to visitors, how the Broad collection's longstanding commitment to lending its artworks impacted design decisions and the significance other cultural institutions on Grand Avenue.

Video of full program available above.

Guest Curators

Co-presented with Art Basel Miami Beach 2013


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About The Un-Private Collection

The Un-Private Collection is an ongoing series of public programs The Broad began in September 2013. The series introduces audiences to the museum’s 2,000-work contemporary art collection by showcasing stories behind the collection, the collectors and the artists. Since launching the program, The Broad has brought together a variety of artists whose works are in the Broad collection in conversation with cultural leaders, including Mark Bradford with Katy Siegel, Shirin Neshat with Christy MacLear, Jeff Koons with John Waters, Takashi Murakami with Pico Iyer, Eric Fischl with Steve Martin, John Currin with James Cuno, Kara Walker with Ava DuVernay and architect Elizabeth Diller with Eli Broad, Joanne Heyler and Paul Goldberger. Talks have been held at venues throughout Los Angeles, making the programming available to audiences across the city. Conversations are live-streamed and full videos of past talks are available online. The Un-Private Collection series is part of the Broad collection’s 30-year mission to make contemporary art accessible to the widest possible audience.

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