Though it's been beset with delays, The Broad—the contemporary art museum built by and named for Los Angeles philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad—will be open sometime in the fall of 2015, it announced today. According to a press release, the building by Diller Scofidio + Renfro will house more than 2,000 pieces (some on display, others in storage) and have free admission, with the exception of the occasional temporary special exhibition.
The $140-million museum will be covered in a honeycomb-like "structural exoskeleton" (the cause of that brutal delay in construction) that will allow natural light into the third-level gallery space and be supported by one very important beam. Next to the completed museum will be a 24,000-square-foot outdoor plaza, which will be finished in November of this year, and a fancy restaurant developed by Bill Chait (of Bestia). The new museum will be sandwiched between Disney Hall and the new, ultra-luxurious The Emerson apartments.
· First Look at the Broad Museum's Restaurant and Public Plaza [Curbed LA]
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