|The Broad’s third-floor galleries display a robust and changing selection of works from the Broad collection and are accessible with free general admission. Mark Tansey’s “The Wake” (above) is on display.|
The wake of the boat is a funereal wake, and the author of Finnegan's Wake , James Joyce, can be seen through an anamorphic image in the water. Joyce was Richard Tansey's favorite author and also appears to the far left in the group on the bank of the water.
The museum 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. In its inaugural year, The Broad museum far exceeded attendance projections, welcoming over 820,000 visitors.