The Broad Contemporary Art Museum is the newest addition to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's 20-acre campus expansion plan. The three-story BCAM includes 60,000 square feet of column-free exhibition space and was designed by starchitect Renzo Piano. Its name reflects a $60 million donation from Eli and Edythe Broad, a couple renowned in both philanthropic and art collecting circles.
The BCAM's inaugural installation was comprised of key pieces from the Broad's private collection, the Santa Monica-based Broad Art Foundation and LACMA's post-war and contemporary holdings. Here are a few highlights of the initial 160 works on display, representing a stellar roster of perennial favorite names including (but not limited to) John Baldessari, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Damien Hirst, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol. Enjoy!