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The Broad Presents Winter 2017 Season of Diverse Public Programming

Clockwise from top left: Thomas Houseago, photo by Ari Marcopoulos; still from Cooley High, 1975; Ellen Gallagher, photo by © Philippe Vogelenzang / Trunk Archive, courtesy of Gagosian Gallery; Trisha Brown Dance Company, photo by Kat Schleicher; Flea, photo by Clara Balzary; Tony Oursler, photo by Magasin III; clipping., photo by Brian Tamborello; Kim Gordon, photo by David Black.

Lineup includes Un-Private Collection conversations featuring Thomas Houseago with Flea, Tony Oursler and Tyler Hubby with Henry Rollins; lecture with artist Ellen Gallagher; performances by Trisha Brown Dance Company and L.A. rap/noise trio clipping.; and film programs to animate the Broad collection of contemporary art

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5, 2017—The Broad announced today its winter season of public programming, which will include multiple artist conversations, dance and music performances and film screenings.

The winter 2017 public program lineup includes three Un-Private Collection talks, the popular artist conversation series that began in 2013 before The Broad opened. On Jan. 26, Los Angeles artist Thomas Houseago, whose 15-foot tall Giant (Cyclops) sculpture is currently on view in The Broad’s Creature installation, will be in conversation with rock bassist Flea at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. The talk is sponsored by U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. On March 16 also at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, The Broad will present an evening of film, conversation and music, featuring the West Coast premiere of Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present, followed by a conversation with the documentary’s filmmaker Tyler Hubby and Broad collection artist Tony Oursler, moderated by musician Henry Rollins, about Conrad’s influence on artists including those in the Broad collection. Iconic artist and musician Kim Gordon will close out the evening with a performance. Tony Oursler will return to The Broad on March 17 for a second Un-Private Collection conversation, this time paired with Columbia University art professor and writer Branden Joseph about his art practice.

On Jan. 14 at REDCAT, filmmaker and guest curator Ava DuVernay will continue ARRAY @ The Broad, a film series focused on the intersection of art, history and cultural identity. Produced in association with DuVernay’s organization ARRAY, The Broad will present a screening of the 1975 classic film Cooley High. The coming of age film set in 1960s Chicago provides a shift away from blaxploitation cinema. After the film, a conversation between Cooley High director Michael Schultz and actor Glynn Turman, and moderated by Common, will look at male identity, black images and the representation of both in cinema as well as in mainstream media.

Artists Juliana Snapper and Bora Yoon will present new, commissioned works on Feb. 4 as the next program in The Broad’s Tip of Her Tongue feminist performance series. Guest curated by Jennifer Doyle, English professor at UC Riverside, this series continues to bring cutting-edge performers in dialogue with the Broad collection. Included on Huffington Post’s recent list of “Fourteen Artists Who Are Transforming the Future of Opera,” Snapper and Yoon will take their genre-pushing performances throughout the museum’s lobby and galleries to resonate the spaces of The Broad.

The Broad’s experimental music series, Callings Out of Context, guest curated by composer and performer Ted Hearne and The Creative Independent’s Brandon Stosuy, will continue on Feb. 18 with performances by clipping. and Prissy Whip. Rapper Daveed Diggs, most well-known for his role in Broadway’s Hamilton, comes together with producers Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson as clipping. to perform their abrasive brand of rap music. L.A.-based noise rock group Prissy Whip will open the evening with their dissonant guitar tones, frenetic drumming and unpredictable song structures that are simultaneously confrontational and compassionate.

In partnership with USC’s Roski School of Art and Design, collection artist Ellen Gallagher will be in conversation with Adrienne Edwards, curator at Performa and curator-at-large at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, on Feb. 24 at The Broad. Gallagher brings together non-representational formal concerns and charged figuration in paintings, drawings, collages and films that reveal themselves slowly, first as intricate abstractions, then later as unnerving stories. The pair will discuss Gallagher’s practice and her participation in Edwards’ recent Blackness in Abstraction exhibition at the Pace Gallery in New York, among other topics.

This March, The Broad will collaborate with Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (CAP UCLA), the Trisha Brown Dance Company and select L.A.-area museum and gallery spaces to present In Plain Site, a series of site-specific performances and programs exploring Brown’s choreographies in a non-theatrical framework. On March 6 at The Broad, Susan Rosenberg, consulting historical scholar at the Trisha Brown Dance Company, will be in conversation with Elizabeth Diller, founding partner of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, architects of The Broad, moderated by Kristy Edmunds, executive and artistic director at the Center for Art of Performance at UCLA. Following the discussion, Rosenberg will sign copies of her book, Trisha Brown: Choreography as Visual Art, which will be available for purchase at the program. Performances by the Trisha Brown Dance Company will be featured in The Broad’s galleries on March 7.

Tickets for all winter programs will be available for reservation beginning Friday,
Jan. 6 at noon PT at Note that many programs have limited capacity. Details on all programs follow at the end of this release.

About The Broad
The Broad is a new contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, the museum offers free general admission. The Broad is home to the 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide, and has launched an active program of rotating temporary exhibitions and innovative audience engagement. The 120,000-square-foot, $140-million building features two floors of gallery space and is the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation’s worldwide lending library, which has actively loaned collection works to museums around the world since 1984. After opening in September 2015, The Broad welcomed more than 820,000 visitors in its inaugural year—triple the museum’s pre-opening projections. For more information on The Broad and to sign up for updates, please visit


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