Its the second and final day of the Affair of the Arts—Downtown Culver City (where Culver Blvd. meets Main St. -9400 Culver Blvd.) from 11am-7pm. http://www.thewhole9.com/affairofthearts
The Broad, the new contemporary art museum is officially open to the public on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Built by philanthropists and longtime art collectors Eli and Edythe Broad, The Broad will welcome visitors from near and far with free general admission to an inaugural installation drawn from two collections of more than 2,000 works of contemporary art.
Photo by Iwan Baan
Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), The Broad makes its home in the city’s burgeoning Grand Avenue arts corridor, across the street from architectural icons including Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
The new museum’s opening installation will be a predominantly chronological selection of masterworks from the Broads’ extraordinary personal art collection as well as that of The Broad Art Foundation. The installation will begin with works by major artists who came to prominence in the 1950s, including Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Cy Twombly. The Pop art of the 1960s—an area of great depth in the collections—will be represented through works by Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha and Andy Warhol, among others. Moving into the 1980s—the decade when The Broad Art Foundation was established—the installation will present a rich concentration of works by artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cindy Sherman, Keith Haring, Barbara Kruger and Jeff Koons. The installation will continue up through the present, with works including a monumental, immersive, nine-screen video piece, The Visitors, by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, which was only recently acquired for the collections, among many other new acquisitions.
The Broad is located at 221 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. Today’s hours are – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Be sure to check website and to RESERVE FREE TICKETS. To find out more about the collection and upcoming events and exhibitions visit www.thebroad.org
In Culver City…
Kopeikin Gallery hosts a special event & art talk featuring Kuntal Joisher, who was in midst of the 2015 avalanche on Mt. Everest and featured in the video that went viral around the world with 23 million views on YouTube.
More than 18 people died and over 70 were injured. Joisher survived the avalanche and stayed alive to tell the story. However, this was not a mountain climbing tragedy; it was a tragedy of unprecedented levels. Over nine and half thousand people died in Nepal, tens of thousands were serious injured, and more than half a million were displaced from their homes and continue living in temporary shelters today.
Kuntal Joisher will share his photo collection, “Nepal Himalaya: A Journey Through the Kingdom of Snow and Ice” and be in attendance to share his stories of survival on Mt. Everest. All proceeds from this show will be donated to local charities supporting Nepal.
The event is free for all ages however RSVP is encouraged. CLICK HERE to RSVP!
What: Opening reception
Where: Kopeikin Gallery, 2766 South La Cienega Blvd., LA, CA 90034
When: 3:00 pm – 8:00pm
In Venice…Team Gallery (306 Windward Ave., LA 90291) features a new exhibition from 6-9pm.
How about some music? ….the incredible Dr. John performs at the Saban Theatre (8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 90211) at 8pm. http://sabantheatre.org/
OK Kids….I hope to see you out there!