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The Broad to Present Inaugural Season of Public Programming

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6, 2015 —Following its September opening in downtown Los Angeles, The Broad has announced an inaugural season of public programming which will include conversations, performances, musical artists, film screenings and family weekends. The Broad’s public programming will bring fresh perspectives to the ideas and creative practices of the artists in the Broad collection through engagement with a wide array of leading voices in performance, film, music and children’s arts engagement.

“This fall, The Broad will be launching four new series to animate the themes and ideas explored by artists in the Broad collection,” said The Broad’s Director of Audience Engagement Ed Patuto, who is developing the museum’s programming. “We’ve invited guest curators who are doing some of the most innovative work in their respective fields to create programs that engage the public with the collection in unique ways.” Guest curators include: filmmaker Ava DuVernay who is curating the film series ARRAY @ The Broad composer Ted Hearne who is curating the music series Callings Out of Context author and professor Jennifer Doyle who is curating The Tip of Her Tongue, which will present feminist performance artists CARS (Community Arts Resources) who is developing The Broad’s Family Weekend Workshops

In addition, The Broad will continue its popular Un-Private Collection series of public talks with Designing The Broad a conversation about the architecture of the museum with principal-in-charge at Diller Scofidio + Renfro Elizabeth Diller, museum founder Eli Broad and The Broad’s Founding Director Joanne Heyler, moderated by architectural critic Paul Goldberger.

Other fall events include The Jackie Look, a performance by renowned performance artist Karen Finley as part of the series The Tip of Her Tongue; a musical performance by Helado Negro and Rabbit Rabbit (Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi) who will open Callings Out of Context; a screening of Paris Blues to launch the film series ARRAY @ The Broad; and The Broad’s first presentation of its Family Weekend Workshops, which will offer regular opportunities for families and children to more deeply explore the Broad collection.

Utilizing the location of The Broad among the world-class arts and cultural organizations on Grand Avenue, The Broad is partnering with the LA Phil and REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater) to present some of the fall programming.

Tickets for all fall programs will be available for reservation beginning Thursday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. Note that many programs have very limited capacity. The Broad’s next season of public programming will be announced in January 2016.

In addition to the programming developed for adults and families, The Broad is also launching programming for schoolchildren. Partnering with local arts organizations 826LA and Inner-City Arts, this programming will be developed this fall and available to grades 3 through 12 beginning in January 2016. Inner-City Arts’ teaching artists will utilize the Broad collection as a teaching tool for Inner-City Arts classes that will visit the museum to study artwork in the collection as part of Inner-City Arts’ curriculum.

The Broad will be hosting school visits in the hours before the museum opens to the public between January and May. These visits will be shaped by materials and activities developed through The Broad’s partnership with 826LA, a nonprofit writing and tutoring organization. The Broad has invited students from 826LA to visit the museum this fall to assist with developing creative writing activities and accompanying materials about artworks on view, to be used by schoolchildren during visits to The Broad. These activities and materials, available in English and Spanish, will offer schoolchildren and their teachers the opportunity to explore the Broad collection while developing critical and visual thinking skills through narrative, opinion and informational writing prompts. Over 30 mornings, The Broad will welcome a total of 3,000 schoolchildren in its first year. Applications for this program will be available for teachers of grades 3–8 on Nov. 30, 2015 (application deadline is Dec. 4, 2015, 11:59 p.m.) for visits beginning in mid-January. For teachers of grades 9–12, applications for school visits to The Broad will be available Jan. 18, 2016 (application deadline is Jan. 22, 2016, 11:59 p.m.) for visits beginning in March 2016. Scholarships for free buses will be available. Teachers can visit www.thebroad.org/schoolvisits at the above dates to apply.

About The Broad

The Broad is a new contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The museum is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler and offers free general admission. The museum is home to the 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide. With its innovative “veil-and-vault” concept, the 120,000-square-foot, $140-million building features two floors of gallery space to showcase The Broad’s comprehensive collection and will be the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation’s worldwide lending library.

Email: acapriotti@thebroad.org 

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