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LA's new Broad Museum will offer free admission (Photos)

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Eli Broad, Eric Garcetti, Joanne Heylar and Elizabeth Scofidio address the media at The Broad on September 17th, 2013. Mae Ryan/KPCC

Next year, Angelenos will have a new museum to boast about.

The Broad  — as it'll be called — will be a matte, white, honeycomb-like structure. It will sit on Grand avenue, next to the shiny, smooth Disney Concert Hall near downtown's Bunker Hill.

Its creation is thanks to philanthropists Eli Broad and his wife Edythe, who've put $395 million into it. It will house the Broad's personal contemporary art collection, be twice the size of MOCA and have the largest endowment of any museum in the city after the Getty.

For a sneak peak, we met Eli Broad on the third floor of the construction site.

It was dusty and loud, but you can begin to see what will be almost an acre of gallery space beginning to take shape under 318 skylights created by the honeycomb overhead.
 

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