The LA Review of Books has set up a "point-counterpoint" argument about the new Broad Museum in downtown LA. On one side, Tucker Neel, in a piece called "Beyond The Broad: A Better Paradigm Is Possible," argues that the Broad is an art institution founded by and for the economic elite. On the opposite side, Shana Nys Dambrot, in a piece called "Broad Appeal: The Gateway Museum," suggests that the Broad, thanks in part to its free admission, can serve as an accessible point of every into the sometimes intimidating world of contemporary art.
So which is it? Check out the pieces and then weigh in below.
Image: The lobby of the Broad Museum. Via The Observer.