Feb 5, 2015 10:54 AM

New free Los Angeles museum sets opening date of Sept. 20

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Broad (brohd), the new contemporary art museum in downtown Los Angeles that will be free to visitors, is set to open Sept. 20.

Museum officials on Thursday announced the opening date for the block-long, three-story building next door to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

The $140 million institution will showcase the priceless collection of billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad, who has been instrumental in transforming a once-rundown neighborhood just south of City Hall. Among the artists whose work will be displayed are Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, and Roy Lichtenstein.

Broad says the museum, with its free admission, is his gift to the people of Los Angeles.

The Broad will open for a one-day sneak preview on Feb. 15. Tickets for that event will cost $10.


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