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Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum opens Nov 9

The new Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University will be dedicated Friday, Nov. 9, during an outdoor public ceremony. An open house will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, for those wishing to tour the Zaha Hadid-designed building. Additional details about these and other events to be held that weekend will be announced at a later date.

View of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum when approaching from the southeast. Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.

Committed to exploring international contemporary culture and ideas through art, the Broad/MSU will serve as an educational resource for the university and a cultural hub for the state of Michigan. The museum also will actively engage the international artistic community through a series of partnerships with contemporary art spaces around the world.

Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid, the 46,000-square-foot Broad/MSU features a striking façade of pleated stainless steel and glass, distinguishing the new building from the traditional brick Collegiate Gothic north campus and signaling the museum and the university’s forward-looking approach. Seventy percent of the space will be devoted to art display, including areas for special exhibitions, modern and contemporary art, new media, photography and works on paper.

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, a new Zaha Hadid-designed contemporary art museum at Michigan State University, is dedicated to exploring global contemporary culture and ideas through art. With a collection containing 7,500 objects from the Greek and Roman periods through the Renaissance and Modern, the Broad/MSU is uniquely able to contextualize the wide range of contemporary art practices within an expansive historical context. The museum is named in honor of Eli and Edythe Broad, longtime supporters of the university who provided the lead gift of $28 million.

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