Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University Opens New Zaha Hadid-Designed Building
Museum to foster engagement with global issues, ideas through international contemporary art
New commissions, special projects also featured as Broad MSU welcomes community
EAST LANSING, Mich., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, a new Zaha Hadid-designed contemporary art museum, will open on Saturday, Nov. 10, following a 10 a.m. public dedication ceremony. The ceremony will include Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon, founding donors Eli and Edythe Broad, architect Zaha Hadid, founding museum director Michael Rush, MSU Provost Kim Wilcox and MSU Trustee Chairman Joel Ferguson. More than 2,000 people are expected to attend. The museum will also host an open house on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. More information on these events can be found on the museum's website at www.broadmuseum.msu.edu.
Dedicated to exploring global contemporary culture and ideas through art, the Broad Art Museum at MSU will serve as both an educational resource for the campus community and a cultural hub for the Mid-Michigan region. The museum will present contemporary works within a historical context through access to a study collection of more than 7,500 objects, ranging from the Greek and Roman periods to modern art.
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