Eli and Edythe Broad in conversation with Joanne Heyler and The Frick's Inge Reist
On Sept. 12, The Broad will present a discussion about art collecting in the U.S. as a powerful force for public/private partnerships and civic engagement. The Un-Private Collection: A New Museum for Los Angeles will be held at 7:15 p.m. at the Central Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium in partnership with the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’s ALOUD series. The talk will feature Eli and Edythe Broad and Joanne Heyler in conversation with Inge Reist, director of The Frick Collection’s Center for the History of Collecting. Reist, a scholar who has written and lectured extensively on American collectors and collections, will lead this examination of the history of renowned private art collections in Los Angeles and the many public institutions that arose from private collections including The Huntington, the Norton Simon and The Getty. The evening will include a discussion with the Broads about their motivations for collecting contemporary art and establishing an art museum and an active lending program to share these works with the public.