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The Broad

Los Angeles will welcome a spectacular new museum of contemporary art September 20, when The Broad opens on Grand Avenue in Downtown. The $140-million museum designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro creates a 120,000 square-foot, three-level facility with 50,000 square feet of gallery space, plus a lecture hall, public lobby with display space and a museum shop. Upon entering the lobby, visitors will travel up a 105-foot escalator, through the second-floor concrete vault, and enter the third-floor gallery, which features 23-foot ceilings and 318 skylights that filter in diffused sunlight through the building’s exterior exoskeleton (aka “the veil”). The museum will offer free general admission to all. Group tours will be available after December 1, 2015.The Broad’s inaugural exhibition is entirely focused on the renowned contemporary art collection of Eli and Edythe Broad. Organized in a roughly chronological timeline, the exhibition will begin with Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg in the 50s and continue to the heart of the collection, 60s Pop Art by Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha and Roy Lichtenstein. The exhibition concludes with 70s and 80s works by Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jeff Koons.Located directly south of the museum, a 24,000 square-foot public plaza features 100-year-old Barouni olive trees, an open lawn, and enhanced landscaping and improvements along Grand Avenue. On the western end of the plaza, restaurateur Bill Chait is developing a free-standing restaurant featuring chef Timothy Hollingsworth, former chef de cuisine at The French Laundry in Napa Valley. 

The Petersen Automotive Museum

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A uniquely L.A. venue for meetings, gatherings and events boasting more than 50,000 square feet of jaw-dropping event space, The PetersenAutomotive Museum is transforming into one of the finest automotive museums in the world. Reopening its doors this December, the new Petersen will seamlessly blend cutting-edge interactive technology with rare and historically significant vehicles, and will feature 22 new galleries as part of the complete three-floor re-design. The stunning new exterior will wrap the museum with long ribbons of stainless steel. Other highlights will include cutting-edge galleries, interactive children’s displays, exhibits dedicated to art and design, media and industry, motorsports and technology and the unique role motorized transportation had in the development of Los Angeles. For a Spanish version, please visit:http://www.petersenevents.org/inicio

 

Microsoft Theater

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L.A. LIVE’s 7,100-seat concert and special events venue has officially been renamed Microsoft Theater.  The theater, formerly known as Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, opened on October 18, 2007 and has hosted over 700 concerts, family shows, product launches, conventions, special events and annual awards shows including the American Music Awards, Primetime EMMY Awards, ESPY Awards, BET Awards, People’s Choice Awards, 2010 & 2011 MTV Video Music Awards and 2014 MTV Movie Awards among others.The comprehensive partnership between AEG, owners and operators of L.A. LIVE and Microsoft will also include rebranding L.A. LIVE’s 40,000 sf. outdoor plaza into Microsoft Square. Microsoft will also contribute cutting edge technology and expertise to AEG’s upcoming refurbishment and renovation of many of the public and private spaces of Microsoft Theater that will begin this fall as well as other signage, marketing and business opportunities.