The Broad

Post image for Tax Law Too Lax? IRS Receives Results of Private Museum Investigation

Last November, Senate Finance Committee chairman Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) sent a letter to the founders of 11 private museums across the US to investigate whether the institutions operate in a way that benefits the public enough to warrant receiving tax-exempt status.

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Post image for Crunching the Numbers Behind the Boom in Private Art Museums

What kind of person opens a private contemporary art museum?

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Post image for The Senate Finance Committee Is Scrutinizing Art Collectors’ Private Museums

The private art museum trend has become so prevalent in the US that Uncle Sam is taking notice.

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Post image for The New Broad Museum Brings LA Lots of Blue-Chip Art and a Few Surprises

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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Art Movements

by Benjamin Sutton on January 2, 2015

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This week in art news: Anish Kapoor storms Versailles, PJ Harvey turns her music into public art, and the Broad Museum’s façade is revealed to be very disappointing.

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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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