Eli Broad

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LOS ANGELES — The new Broad Museum has received criticism for exhibiting a safe, market-friendly collection of familiar names, but the protest held in front of the museum on opening day had nothing to do with art.

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LOS ANGELES — The wait is over. After a 15-month delay, ballooning costs, and lawsuits, the Broad Museum is finally set to open this Sunday in downtown Los Angeles.

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Post image for Eli Broad-sides German Firm with Museum Construction Lawsuit

Eli Broad’s under-construction Los Angeles museum, ominously named The Broad, has filed a $20 million lawsuit against the German supplier of its distinctive honeycomb façade, the New York Times reported.

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Five American Museums on the Horizon

by Allison Meier on September 17, 2013

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Here are five museums that have made it through the obstacles of committees, construction, and community and are (more or less) finally set to open in the imminent future.

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Post image for It Is Broke, We Should Probably Fix It: The Nonprofit Model and the Arts

It can be a subtle thing — the way in which an organization or collective comprised of ambitious and purposeful people working toward a clear set of goals starts to slip into something a bit murkier; something that seems to be more about self-perpetuation and outsiders’ goals than about that original impetus to come together.

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Post image for Your Essential Guide to MOCApocalypse 2012

A lot has happened in the week and half since we last gave you an update on the situation at Los Angeles’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Oh wait, except … nothing’s actually happened.

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Artist Ed Ruscha has left the board of LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), following the departures last week of John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger and Catherine Opie. The last artist on the board has left the building.

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Post image for Jeffrey Deitch & Eli Broad Present the Safest Show on Earth?

This morning, LA Anonymous unveiled their latest work, a circus-inspired poster installed on the north-facing wall of Zip Fusion Sushi in downtown LA, near Little Tokyo. Titled “Art in the Streets” (2011), the poster by LA Anonymous appears a week before MOCA LA director Jeffrey Deitch’s Art in the Streets show opens.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on March 20, 2011

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This week … what makes an artist a professional, taking Rirkrit Tiravanija’s relational aesthetics for a joyride, Jan Gossaert at the Nat’l Gallery, post-Katrina New Orleans, a history of title design in cinema, stereoscopic pics as GIFs, Eli Broad’s art collection, Google Street View as art & in China …

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Post image for Eli Broad Museum is the Target Superstore of the Future

Eli Broad’s much anticipated museum finally unveiled the design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro to the public today. First of all, I have a very difficult time taking firms that use a plus sign instead of an ampersand or just the word “and” seriously because, really? Anywho, back to the design. Bluntly put it’s a rhombus looking cube with a concrete (concrete!?) honeycomb skin that makes a “flirtatious gesture in the direction of Disney Hall,” Christopher Hawthorne’s words, not mine. The honeycomb of the skin is elongated in such a way towards the highest “flirtatious” point, it actually just looks like it is being sucked into a vortex, and not a good one.

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