This holiday season, visit The Broad! Take your friends and family to experience the new immersive and multi-sensory special exhibition William Kentridge: In Praise of Shadows. Surveying 35 years of the celebrated South African artist’s practice, the show features over 130 works and includes all 18 works from the Broad collection, with substantial loans from across the United States and South Africa.

Kentridge grew up in Apartheid-era Johannesburg and has continued to live in the city throughout his life. Curated by Ed Schad, In Praise of Shadows is organized both thematically and chronologically throughout The Broad’s first-floor galleries.

Film, sculpture, theater, opera, and installation provide opportunities to immerse yourself in Kentridge’s artistic world, as do interactive works such as his 30-minute five-channel video installation, The Refusal of Time (2012), and early pieces rarely or never seen in the United States.

Still from William Kentridge’s The Refusal of Time (2012), five-channel video installation, four steel megaphones, breathing machine (“elephant”)

Tickets have just been released, so plan now for the holidays with friends and family and purchase yours here.

And visit the extraordinary Broad collection gallery with art by leading contemporary artists — Jean-Michel Basquiat,  Andy Warhol,  Barbara Kruger, Mickalene Thomas,  Julie Mehretu,  and more!

William Kentridge: In Praise of Shadows is on view at The Broad in Los Angeles through April 9, 2023.

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William Kentridge, from “Stereoscope” (1999), 35 mm animated film, transferred to video and DVD (©William Kentridge)
William Kentridge, “Drawing for the film Tide Table” (2003), charcoal on paper (image courtesy the artist)
William Kentridge, from “Stereoscope” (1999), 35 mm animated film, transferred to video and DVD (©William Kentridge)

To make your visit more enjoyable, the museum now offers timed tickets which have streamlined entry and made long admission lines a thing of the past! You can now spend more time inside the galleries after scanning your ticket at the entrance.