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"Creature" fills the Broad's first-floor galleries with art about the "self," including works by Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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You only have a few weeks left to check out the latest show at the Broad museum. “Creature” is the second special exhibition since the museum opened.  The exhibit draws from the Broad permanent collection. More than 50 works fill the museums first-floor galleries presenting representations and approaches to figuration of the self.

The display includes sculptures, photographs, mixed-media works and paintings by more than 25 artists including Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami, Ellen Gallagher, Damien Hirst, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. The artworks explore the human experience, some drawing inspiration from cultural representations of how living things change over time while others examine the human body.  

The 120,000-square-foot, $140-million building is on Grand Avenue in Bunker Hill.
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LA Times art critic Chris Knight praised the way the exhibit unravels: “The best part is the way individual objects are placed to talk to one another in the galleries. That’s not as easy to pull off as it looks.”

“Creature” won’t be around much longer. Make sure to visit the Broad before the exhibit ends on March 19th. Admission is free, but it’s recommended you request tickets in advance. You can always wait in the standby line outside of the museum, which is available at the museum every day except Mondays, when the museum is closed.

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