Miami Beach

The Un-Private Collection: Designing The Broad

The Un-Private Collection Designing The BroadWednesday, December 4, 9am – New World Center, Main Performance Hall, 500 17th St., Miami Beach

As a part of the VIP program of special events at Art Basel in Miami Beach this year will be a free, public talk The Un-Private Collection: Designing The Broad, featuring a lively panel discussion about the process that led to the distinctive architecture of this important new contemporary art museum, now under construction in downtown Los Angeles. The event is part of The Broad’s ongoing series of public conversations with some of today’s most influential artists and cultural leaders, presented in the months leading up to the museum’s opening in late 2014. Featuring Museum co-founders Eli and Edythe Broad, Architect Elizabeth Diller, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, The Broad Founding Director Joanne Heyler, Moderated by architecture critic Paul Goldberger. 9 a.m. Light breakfast | 9:30 a.m. Panel discussion The program will give the audience an insider’s view into the creative process of Diller Scofidio + Renfro founding principal Elizabeth Diller, one of today’s most renowned architects, through a dialogue with philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad, and Joanne Heyler, the museum’s founding director, about the highly anticipated new contemporary art museum in Los Angeles. Moderated by architecture critic Paul Goldberger, the conversation will explore the pioneering lending library concept of The Broad Art Foundation and how that public-minded focus will be reflected in the design of The Broad, the decision to make the museum’s storage area visible to visitors, the relationship of the design to the collections and the design synergies with other major cultural buildings on Los Angeles’s Grand Avenue, including Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall and Arata Isozaki’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Reservations are required.