Los Angeles draws visitors with its warmth, avant-garde cuisine and proximity to the beach, but the art scene in the city is hotter than the weather. The recently opened, 120,000-square-foot, $140 million Broad Museum is a compact survey of some of the best pieces of philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad’s extensive contemporary collection.
The building itself, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, is known as the “vault and the veil,” with mirroring space for exhibition and storage. Admission is free, but lines can get long; avoid wasting time by booking a time slot ahead online. The inaugural installation is arranged chronologically with the earliest pieces from the 1950s appearing on the third floor.
Highlights of the nearly 2,000-piece collection include artwork by Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Cy Twombly as well as an 82-foot-long painting by Takashi Murakami. Want to see the much-Instagrammed Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room? Be sure to arrive at the museum early in the day to reserve a ticket to see Kusama’s LED masterpiece as the space only accommodates one person at a time for 45 seconds and books up quickly.
It’s 2019 and doing things alone is empowering. Gone are the days when treating yourself to a movie or dinner was looked at as strange or unusual. People are doing things for themselves and not waiting for others to be available. Hop on this train of independence and you’ll be better for it. It’s weird and awkward at first, but so are most things until you decide to dive in head first. After a few times, you’ll look forward to those meals alone. Until then, here are some tips to ease the process.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
The Charles Darwin Foundation celebrates its 60th anniversary as a non-profit this year, making it the perfect time to head to the Galapagos Islands.