Another work of the good deacon's hand--a reduced likeness of his friend Captain Hunnewell, holding a telescope and quadrant--may be seen to this day, at the corner of Broad
and State streets, serving in the useful capacity of sign to the shop of a nautical instrument maker.
Broad said the downtown location on Grand Avenue amid a row of buildings by top-shelf architects -- which the developer-turned-philanthropist played a leading role in having built -- was a fitting home for the paintings, sculptures and prints he and his wife Edythe have spent four decades collecting.
We're convinced Grand Avenue is where it's at," Broad said at the unveiling held at the nearby Walt Disney Concert Hall, a Frank Gehry-designed structure that Broad was instrumental in helping fund.
Broad said the museum's initial exhibit will include a broad selection of works from his collection, including pieces by Jeff Koons, John Baldassari and Cindy Sherman.
They understood the need to design a museum that would engage the public, to be an iconic piece of architecture on Grand Avenue," Broad said of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, who also designed the renovation and expansion of Lincoln Center in New York City and the new Institute of Contemporary Art on the Boston harbor.
Broad, who acquired his wealth by starting two Fortune 500 companies, KB Home Corp.
It was a Saturday afternoon, and these young scientists practically had to be dragged home for the night, they were so excited about what they were doing,'' Broad said.
Broad said other institutions throughout the country were considered, including a couple in California, but ``in this case, science was more important than geography.
The Broad Institute was launched in 2004 in the wake of the Human Genome Project (HGP) with the mission of fulfilling the promise of genomics for medicine and the goal of sustaining the collaborative spirit that propelled the HGP.
Rather than being established at a single university, the Broad Institute was launched as a new kind of research organization spanning the entire MIT and Harvard communities, including the 17 Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals.
Rather than initially endow the new organization, Eli and Edythe Broad decided to take a "venture" approach in 2004.
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