The Un-Private Collection

The Un-Private Collection is an ongoing series of public programs The Broad began in September 2013. The series introduces audiences to the museum’s 2,000-work contemporary art collection by showcasing stories behind the collection, the collectors and the artists. Since launching the program, The Broad has brought together a variety of artists whose works are in the Broad collection in conversation with cultural leaders, including Mark Bradford with Katy Siegel, Shirin Neshat with Christy MacLear, Jeff Koons with John Waters, Takashi Murakami with Pico Iyer, Eric Fischl with Steve Martin, John Currin with James Cuno, Kara Walker with Ava DuVernay and architect Elizabeth Diller with Eli Broad, Joanne Heyler and Paul Goldberger. Talks have been held at venues throughout Los Angeles, making the programming available to audiences across the city. Conversations are livestreamed and full videos of past talks are available online. The Un-Private Collection series is part of the Broad collection’s 30-year mission to make contemporary art accessible to the public.


  • Simone Leigh + Steven Nelson on Joseph Beuys | Thurs., February 22
  • Lynne Tillman + Kerry Tribe on Joseph Beuys | Thurs., May 17
  • Edgar Arceneaux on Joseph Beuys | Sat., September 22


Upcoming Programs in this Series

Simone Leigh by Paul Mgapi Sepuya; Steven Nelson by Todd Cheney

Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.

Lynne Tillman by Craig Mod; Kerry Tribe by Panic Studio

Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.

Past Programs in this Series

Roberta Bernstein, Jasper Johns: Redo an Eye, 2017

Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 3, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 | 7:00 p.m.
Monday, November 2, 2015 | 8:00 p.m.

Kara Walker photo by Sari Goodfriend

Saturday, October 11, 2014 | 2:00 p.m.
John Currin photo © Suzanne Bennett; James Cuno photo © 2011 J. Paul Getty Trust

John Currin photo © Suzanne Bennett; James Cuno photo © 2011 J. Paul Getty Trust

Sunday, September 14, 2014 | 3:00 p.m.
Monday, February 24, 2014 | 7:30 p.m.

Shirin Neshat, Soliloquy Series, 2000, The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, November 23, 2013 | 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 12, 2013 | 7:15 p.m.