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Get Free Tickets To Be The First To See The New Broad Museum

The Broad museum (Photo by Iwan Baan courtesy of The Broad)
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The opening of downtown's Broad museum is less than a month away and you can nab free tickets next week.

After several delays, the highly-anticipated contemporary art museum will open its doors on September 20, and beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, August 31, you can reserve free tickets online. The advance ticket reservations for The Broad will be for timed slots on opening day and throughout the year. While you ultimately won't need to make a reservation—the museum is massive and entry will be free—the turnout for the opening is expected to be pretty huge, so the reservations are recommended.

To beat the crowds—and win bragging rights—you can sign up for the Broad's newsletter, which will send you a notification to reserve the tickets on Monday morning. Or You could probably just check their website, but you might want to set an alarm to remind yourself.

Once you do secure your reservations to the Broad and head down to the stunning, honeycomb-like building next-door to the Disney Concert Hall, you're going to want to make a reservation for Yayoi Kusama’s "Infinity Mirrored Room." Kind of like a cross between Tron and The Last Starfighter, the immersive exhibit features a room full of mirrors and LED-lights and can only accommodate one person at a time, according to Time Out. You can reserve your 45-second time slot once you arrive at the museum. Kusama's installation was on exhibit in New York two years ago and—like the Rain Room, which heads to LACMA soon—seemed to blow peoples' minds.

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The museum's inaugural exhibition will feature selected works of postwar and contemporary art amassed over four decades by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad. The huge exhibition will feature more than 250 works from over 60 artists, including Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Barbara Kruger, Jasper Johns, Ed Ruscha and Kara Walker. This will be the first time the collection will collectively be on view to the public.

The Broad also just announced their opening times, which will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The museum will be closed to the public on Mondays, as well as Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

The Broad is located at 221 S. Grand Avenue in downtown, (213) 232-6200