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Eli and Edythe Broad: A New Museum for Los Angeles

September 12, 2013

The Un-Private Collection: A New Museum for Los Angeles

Co-presented with The Broad

Eli and Edythe Broad with Joanne Heyler
In conversation with Inge Reist, Director, The Frick Collection's Center for the History of Collecting, at the Los Angeles Public Library

Los Angeles is a city of renowned private collections that have become public museums: The Getty, the Hammer, the Norton Simon, the Huntington, and soon, the Broad. Consisting of over 2,000 artworks by established and emerging international artists, the Broad will add significantly to the contemporary art holdings on view to the Southern California public. Inge Reist led a discussion with Broad Museum Director Joanne Heyler and the Broads about how their aesthetic tastes and social and political viewpoints have informed their collection, as well as the decision to build a new museum as an investment in downtown’s Grand Avenue and the cultural life of Los Angeles.

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