Eli and Edythe Broad commemorate the opening of their new downtown museum with a two-day celebration
by Linda A. Rapka
In September, Los Angeles welcomed the new Broad Museum with an extravagant gala event befitting the long-awaited $140 million project of arts philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad.
The two-day long pre-opening celebration shut down Grand Avenue to nearly 2,000 private of the Broads. A special structure was erected across the street from the museum specifically for the party, its million-dollar price tag proving no deterrent for it being torn down the next day. Before previewing the museum’s collection, guests enjoyed a private dinner with live music by the 48-piece Angel City Pops Orchestra plus conductor – a scale not typical for your average dinner party. Continue reading