The Un-Private Collection: A New Museum for Los Angeles

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013
7:15 pm—9:15 pm


Please note that this event is in the past. Please visit for information about upcoming programs.

To kick off the series, philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad were joined by The Broad founding director Joanne Heyler and Inge Reist, director of The Frick Collection’s Center for the History of Collecting, to discuss the stories behind creating one of the most comprehensive collections of contemporary art in the world, including discussions on acquiring their collection, their interactions with pivotal postwar and contemporary artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, and Cindy Sherman, and why they believe so deeply that these works need to be accessible to the public.

Video of full program available above.


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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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