Broad Museum's Sky-lit exhibit behind the scenes

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Eyewitness News got a behind the scenes look at the Broad Museum's sold out one-day-only exhibit entitled, "Sky-lit."

Tickets sold out in minutes when the museum announced a special Sunday show. For a lucky few thousand, it will be a chance to peek behind the veil of the Broad Museum before it officially opens.

The third-floor gallery is nearly an acre. Ticket-holders will see a sound and light show created for the space.

Tickets sold out so fast because apparently, the public is as much interested in what this will be as what it currently is not.

It is not filled with walls hanging the Broad contemporary art collection. That will be there Sept. 20 when the museum officially opens.

Now, the gallery is like a piece of art all by itself - with honeycombs over windows filtering in light and offering a glimpse of the city outside.

Still, with everything coming together, September seems a long time off.

"We decided we just couldn't resist the opportunity at this moment just in the home stretch of construction to bring, invite a couple of artists to activate that space upstairs in a way that's multi-media, one-day-only, and invite the public in," said Joanne Heyler, founding director at the Broad.

Downtown's newest museum on Grand Avenue is a $140-million showcase being built by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad. It will house the nearly 2,000 works of contemporary art from their foundation and personal collection.

But for now, the museum designed by Diller, Scofidio and Renfro is the star.

"This building has been five years in the making, and I've seen it come off of the page and the renderings and come to life," Heyler said.

Though it's a sellout, a limited number of tickets will be available at the Broad on Sunday.

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