Months ago, I ordered tickets on line for the Broad. I had no idea then that my family might want to head out of town, or a friend might need help with babysitting. I basically chose the one day I didn’t have to go to work during spring break. Oh yeah, my family and I had different spring breaks this year. Terrible. Mostly for me. Every afternoon I would have to separate myself and head to the college to teach while they went to the aquarium, farmer’s market, bike rides, and adventures.
The Broad is the newest museum to Los Angeles and is FREE! Who doesn’t love that?
The magic behind this is Eli and Edythe Broad (watch the free-kid friendly-video upon entering). And get there early to sign up for the Infinity Mirrored Room by Yayoi Kusama.
Download the free app if you would like to be tour guided by LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow!).We loved the large pieces and all the color. Plus the folks who work here are super friendly. My kids engaged multiple of these people and learned even more about the art they were looking at. Olivine might have had some difficulty not touching the art. Like the piece above “Tulips” because it was so shiny. All I thought…my daughter needs to go to more museums. These two “giant” pieces were on different floors. They were able to make the connection that I didn’t, that they belonged to each other by the artist Robert Therrien.I could go on and on. If my kids would have let me, I would have stayed longer to listen and watch “The Visitors,” which was a simultaneously filmed song of each instrument and musician in a different room of an old house. Henry loved the guy in the bathtub, Paul loved the drummer, I loved the girl playing the accordion, and Olivine and Joe loved the girl playing the cello. What does that say about each of us?We timed our visit to be the first ones in and to be leaving as our tummies rumbled for lunch. A few blocks over we had lunch in Little Tokyo. And yes, the macaroons are from a lovely shop nearby. It was either sweets or a trinket from the Hello Kitty shop. This could be shared and are colorful. Pictured above: pineapple, framboise, rose, and pistachio.
Such a good day. The weather as perfect and we didn’t get home until the evening.