Last chance to see two exhibits at The Broad

“Takashi Murakami: Walking on the Tail of a Rainbow” is on view at The Broad until September 25. (photo courtesy of The Broad)

The “This is the last chance to see the expansive artistic universe of ‘Takashi Murakami: Walking on the Tail of a Rainbow’ – the artist’s first solo exhibition at The Broad – as well as ‘This is Not America’s Flag,” which highlights the myriad ways artists explore the symbol of the flag of the United States of America, highlighting its vast, divergent, and complex meanings. The exhibits close September 25.

“Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow” includes all of Murakami’s works in the Broad Collection and key loans, as well as In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow (2014) and the sculpture of 1999 DOB in the Strange Forest (Blue DOB).

Through the Instagram app, you can also experience immersive AR features, where Murakami’s characters emerge from their physical form and enter a ghostly digital existence.

“This is Not America’s Flag” – titled after Alfredo Jaar’s iconic 1987 work, “A Logo for America, This Is Not America’s Flag” – offers a critical discourse on the symbol’s meaning, complexity and contradictions of contemporary national identity and active citizen artists.

Featuring works by more than 20 artists, the exhibit includes works that embrace the flag as a signifier of the nation and its ideals and flip it upside down to express the injustices and inequalities woven into the fabric of the United States, past and present.

For tickets, visit ticketing.thebroad.org/events. The Broad is located at 221. S. Grand. Av.

Julia P. Cluff