The Broad Museum’s Inaugural Celebration

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Eli Broad and Bill Clinton
Eli Broad and Bill Clinton

Photo Credit: Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

Just one night after throwing a massive, 800-person opening night gala dinner, Eli and Edythe Broad hosted yet another star-studded soiree to celebrate the opening of their new downtown contemporary art museum, The Broad.

Guests at the elegant evening included the Broads, Founding Director Joanne Heyler, architect Elizabeth Diller, and additional artists and special guests including President Bill Clinton, Reese Witherspoon, Heidi Klum, Debbie Allen, Tim Allen, Ava DuVernay, Fran Drescher, Larry and Shawn King, Matthew Perry, Michael and Pat York, LeVar Burton, China, Chow, John Cale, Carl Weathers, Frank Baxter, Frank and Carol Biondi, Barbara Bollenbach, Mike Bonin, Albert Carnesale, Bret Easton Ellis, Mitchell Englander, Mike Feuer, Elliott Hundley, Alex Israel, Richard Jacobs, Paul Koretz, Sheila Kuehl, Robert Lowe, Ginny Mancini, Terry McCarthy, Mitch O’Farrell, Peter O’Malley, Curren Price, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Rockwell Schnabel, Vito Schnabel, Donna Shalala, Robert Shaye, Marc and Eva Stern, and more.

The Broad, which officially opened to the public on Sunday, Sept. 20, is 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 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.

Heidi Klum admires the collection of art during the Inaugural Celebration for the opening of The Broad Museum
Heidi Klum admires the collection of art during the Inaugural Celebration for the opening of The Broad Museum

Photo Credit: Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

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