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  • Night at the Museum - Owen Wilson, Jeff Koons, Founder Eli Broad, and Takashi Murakami
  • Night at the Museum - Todd Morgan and Rosanna Arquette
  • Night at the Museum - Mark Bradford and Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Night at the Museum - Ed Ruscha and Danna Ruscha
  • Night at the Museum - MOCA Director Philippe Vergne and Eli Broad
  • Night at the Museum - Eva and Broad Board of Governors member Michael Chow
  • Night at the Museum - Tacita Dean, Julie Mehretu, Mark Bradford, and Thomas Demand
  • Night at the Museum - Founding Director Joanne Heyler and Damien Hirst
  • Night at the Museum - Amy Wakeland and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • Night at the Museum - Julian Schnabel, Katherine Ross
  • Night at the Museum - Kate Burton
  • Night at the Museum - Brandon Davis and Barbara Davis
  • Night at the Museum - Josée Kravis and Henry Kravis
  • Night at the Museum - Elizabeth Diller and Frank Gehry
  • Night at the Museum - Catherine Opie and Julie Burleigh
  • Night at the Museum - Leonard Lauder and Judith Glickman
  • Night at the Museum - Sterling Ruby and Melanie Schiff
  • Night at the Museum - Thelma Golden and Glenn Ligon
  • Night at the Museum - Lynda and Stewart Resnick
  • Night at the Museum - Iris Cantor and John Desiderio
  • Night at the Museum - John Currin and Rachel Feinstein
  • Night at the Museum - Benedikt Taschen and Lauren Taschen
  • Night at the Museum - Sidney Felsem and Joani Moisant Weyl
  • Night at the Museum - The 50 piece orchestra during the Inaugural Dinner
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    Owen Wilson, Jeff Koons, Founder Eli Broad, and Takashi Murakami. Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging

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    Todd Morgan and Rosanna Arquette. Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging

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    Mark Bradford and Gwyneth Paltrow. Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging

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    Ed Ruscha and Danna Ruscha. Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging

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    MOCA Director Philippe Vergne and Eli Broad. Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging

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    Eva and Broad Board of Governors member Michael Chow. Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging

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    Tacita Dean, Julie Mehretu, Mark Bradford, and Thomas Demand. Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging

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    Founding Director Joanne Heyler and Damien Hirst. Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging

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    Amy Wakeland and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging

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    Julian Schnabel, Katherine Ross, and LACMA Director Michael Govan. Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging

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    Kate Burton and CTG Artist Director Michael Ritchie. Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging

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    Brandon Davis and Barbara Davis. Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging

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    President of the Board of Trustees MOMA Josée Kravis and Henry Kravis. Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging

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    Elizabeth Diller and Frank Gehry. Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging

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    Catherine Opie and Julie Burleigh. Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging

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    Leonard Lauder and Judith Glickman. Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging

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    Sterling Ruby and Melanie Schiff. Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging

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    Thelma Golden and Glenn Ligon. Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging

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    Lynda and Stewart Resnick. Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging

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    Iris Cantor and John Desiderio. Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging

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    John Currin and Rachel Feinstein. Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging

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    Benedikt Taschen and Lauren Taschen. Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging

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    Sidney Felsem and Joani Moisant Weyl. Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging

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    The 50 piece orchestra during the Inaugural Dinner. Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Capture Imaging

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Night at the Museum

The shiny new Broad Museum opens with an A-list party in Los Angeles.

“Los Angeles, as you know, is a home of great artists,” says Eli Broad, the billionaire philanthropist behind the dazzling new Broad Museum in Downtown Los Angeles. On Thursday night, those great artists appeared in droves—L.A. legends John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha among them—along with the Hollywood set, and 800-or-so other guests in black tie and floor-length gowns, to inaugurate the new space with a proper party.

At the museum, which the city’s mayor Eric Garcetti has dubbed the “crown atop the hill,” the VIPs got an early start on what the public certainly will do at official opening on Sunday—that is, pose for selfies with the extraordinary, large-scale artworks. The two gallery floors brim with Instagrammable options: Yayoi Kusama’s famous “Infinity Room,” a mirrored chamber filled with twinkling LEDs on the ground floor, or, up the three-story escalator in a massive, skylit gallery, the reflective surfaces of Jeff Koons’s iconic “Blue Dog.” We spotted Owen Wilson posing with the artist, Mark Bradford engaged in an intimate conversation with Gwyneth Paltrow, and selfie-fanatic Takashi Murakami taking the opportunity to capture himself with Koons’s porcelain sculpture of Michael Jackson. If you’re counting at home, that’s three Pop stars in one.

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