​The New Season: Art

The new season brings all kinds of events in the realm of entertainment and the arts. Tracy Smith launches our Fall preview with a look at some coming attractions at museums:

If to everything there is a season, this fall may be the season for art -- starting with the brand-new Broad Museum in Los Angeles, housed in a building that is in itself a remarkable work.

Designed by architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, its exterior has been likened to a cheese grater. Smith saw it differently: "It almost feels like you're in a waffle," she laughed.

"Well, it is a specially-designed skylight that's 23 feet up in the air," said Joanne Heyler, the director and chief curator. "But when you're in the gallery, you notice just the beautiful light on the art."

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A gallery view of the new Broad Museum in Los Angeles.
The Broad

Heyler said the mission of the Broad "is to connect the widest possible audience with contemporary art; it's really that simple."