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The Broad, Los Angeles

Updated by Dianne Titos on March 14 2024

Contemporary Art and Architectural Marvel in Downtown Los Angeles.

Address: 221 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States

Exterior of the Broad, LA with blue sky in the background
If you're into quirky artwork, then this is the right place for you.
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💲 Free Entry

👩‍🦽 Wheelchair accessible

🍽️ No dining options (Café currently closed)

🚽 Public Restrooms

Where can I find The Broad?

The Broad is found in downtown Los Angeles, right next to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

If you're coming from the Los Angeles Central Library, head west on 5th Street, turn left onto Grand Avenue, and you'll find The Broad on your right-hand side.

Why should I visit The Broad?

The Broad is renowned for its extensive collection of contemporary art, featuring works by some of the most influential artists of the last five decades.

The museum's striking honeycomb-like exterior is a work of architectural genius, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

With free general admission, it offers an accessible way to explore modern and contemporary art.

What are the opening hours at The Broad?

General opening hours

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - 11am - 5pm

Wednesday - 11am - 5pm

Thursday - 11am -8pm

Friday - 11am - 5pm

Saturday - 10am - 8pm

Sunday - 10am - 6pm

Closures and holidays

The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Be sure to check the museum's official website for the latest updates on opening hours and special closures.

Walt Disney Concert Hall is designed by Frank Gehry and is the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra. Photo taken on a bright day.
Take a look at the striking Walt Disney Concert Hall close by.
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Where should I park when visiting The Broad?

The most convenient is the parking garage under the museum, with entrances on 2nd Street and Lower Grand Avenue.

Is The Broad accessible by public transportation?

The Broad is easily accessible by public transportation, and several Metro lines, including the Red, Purple, and Gold lines, have stops nearby.

The Metro Bus and DASH Downtown also have routes that serve the area around The Broad.

When is the best time to visit The Broad?

Since admission is free, weekends and holidays can get quite busy, so visit on a weekday morning.

Booking a free timed ticket in advance on The Broad's website is highly recommended to ensure entry at your preferred time.

What are the best things to see near The Broad?

There are plenty of great places close to The Broad to also explore. Here are some favorites.

  • Walt Disney Concert Hall - An architectural landmark with stunning design and excellent acoustics for live performances.
  • Grand Central Market - A bustling marketplace offering diverse cuisines and ingredients.
  • MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) - Located just across the street, it features a vast collection of contemporary art.
  • Angels Flight Railway - A historic funicular railway providing a charming short ride between Hill Street and Grand Avenue.
Angels Flight Railway, LA, with skyscrapers and blue sky in the background
Angels Flight Railway is defintely worth a visit when you are in the local area.
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Common questions about The Broad

Visiting The Broad in Los Angeles is a chance to see incredible contemporary art, displayed in a strikingly modern architectural setting. Here are some other things you can expect.

Is The Broad accessible to those with lower mobility?

✔️ Yes, The Broad is fully accessible for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility.

Is The Broad free to enter?

✔️ Yes, general admission to The Broad is free, but advance reservations are recommended.

Is The Broad pet-friendly?

❌ No, pets are not allowed inside The Broad, except for service animals.

Is The Broad child-friendly?

✔️ Yes, The Broad is a family-friendly venue.

Is The Broad a year-round attraction?

✔️ Yes, The Broad is open year-round.

Are refreshments available at The Broad?

❗ The Broad cafe is currently closed. However, there are numerous dining options in the local area.

Are there restrooms at The Broad?

✔️ Yes, there are public restrooms available for visitors at The Broad

What else is useful to know before I visit The Broad

The museum also offers a free mobile app that includes audio tours and detailed information about the artwork.

Primary coloured Abstract Art Exhibition at The Broad Los Angeles
You can be sure to see some abstract artwork during your visit.

Where to stay near The Broad

There are plenty of great hotel options in Los Angeles to head back to after enjoying The Broad. Here are our favorites.

  • Hotel Per La, Autograph Collection - Centrally located, this plush hotel is an exceptional stay, while their dedicated team delivers first-class service.

  • citizenM Los Angeles Downtown - This trendy hotel serves as a convenient gateway to the Broadway Theater District and Little Tokyo, and many other great LA top attractions.

  • Ambrose Hotel - At Ambrose Hotel and you can expect stylish accommodation, fit for all the family, in the heart of Santa Monica.