Art + Glamour Collide at The Broad’s Opening Gala

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From left, Actor Owen Wilson, Artist Jeff Koons, Founder Eli Broad, and Artist Takashi Murakami pose during the Inaugural Dinner for the opening of The Broad Museum on Thursday, September 17, 2015, in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging)
From left, Actor Owen Wilson, Artist Jeff Koons, Founder Eli Broad, and Artist Takashi Murakami 

Photo Credit: Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging

Amid Emmy week anticipation, the opening gala for Eli and Edythe Broad’s Broad Museum was far and away the hottest ticket in town.

On Sept. 17, 800 luminaries from the worlds of art, film and fashion joined the Broads at The Broad for the museum’s inaugural black tie dinner.

Guests included founding director Joanne Heyler, architect Elizabeth Diller, Mayor Eric Garcetti, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tobey Maguire, Owen Wilson, Val Kilmer, Kate Burton, Rosanna Arquette, Suzanne Cryer, Tessa Thompson, Doug Aitken, California Senator Ben Allen, Max Anderson, Wallis Annenberg, John Baldessari, Sid Bass, Los Angeles Police Chief Charles Beck, William Bell, Nicolas Berggruen, Irving Blum, Mark Bradford, Peter Brant, Donald Bren, Richard Buckley, Tom Campbell, Michael Chow, James Cuno, John Currin, Leo Daly, Gray Davis, Barbara Davis, California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, Evelyn de Rothschild, Michael Eisner, Ariel Emanuel, Drew Faust, Urs Fischer, Eric Fischl, Larry Gagosian, Frank Gehry, Ronald George, Jami Gertz, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, Brett Gorvy, Michael Govan, Laurence Graff, Mark Grotjahn, Jane Harman, California Senator Robert Hertzberg, Damien Hirst, Max Hollein, Thomas Houseago, Ray Irani, Dakis Joannou, Bruce Karatz, Jeff Koons, Henry Kravis, Barbara Kruger, Leonard Lauder, Glenn Ligon, Eugenio Lopez, Glenn Lowry, Michael Lynton, Paul Marciano, Maurice Marciano, Svetlana Marich, Julie Mehretu, Peter Morton, Takashi Murakami, Wendi Murdoch, Catherine Opie, Michael Ovitz, Suzanne Pagé, Viveca Paulin, Ann Philbin, Lisa Phillips, Lari Pittman, Timothy Potts, Wolfgang Puck, Charles Renfro, Lynda and Stewart Resnick, Tony Ressler, Richard Riordan, Marc Rochon, Edward Roski, Don Rubell, Sterling Ruby, Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, Ed Ruscha, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Paul Schimmel, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Joel Silver, Hilda Solis, Thomas Struth, Beth Swofford, Benedikt Taschen, Meir Teper, Steve Tisch, Diana Thater, Bob Tuttle, Philippe Vergne, Francesco Vezzoli, Jeff Wall, Adam Weinberg, Jay Wintrob, Jordan Wolfson, Zev Yaroslavsky, Dasha Zhukova, and Selim Zilkha.

The Broad, a contemporary art museum, will be home to 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, the 120,000-square-foot, $140-million building, is an artwork in itself with its honeycomb-like exterior and column-free exhibition space on the third floor. The Museum will feature 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.

 Founders Edythe and Eli Broad
Founders Edythe and Eli Broad

Photo Credit: Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging

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