Museum Attendance Rebounds

"Keith Haring: Art Is for Everybody" at the Broad
The Art Newspaper's annual survey of museum attendance finds four greater L.A. museums with 2023 attendance in the ballpark of a million: the Getty Center (1.25 million, not counting the Getty Villa's 442,000), the Huntington (1.09 million), LACMA (902,000), and the Broad (896,000). All these counts are up from the previous year, with most now approaching their pre-pandemic highs. Los Angeles museums were closed for a year or more in 2020-21, longer than in most other cities. The Huntington's 2023 attendance was 32 percent higher than the 2019 figure. 

The Broad's attendance was boosted by a Keith Haring show that drew 171,000 visitors and was the institution's most-attended special exhibition.