The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, a new Zaha Hadid-designed contemporary art museum, opened on November 10, 2012.
The dedication ceremony included 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.
For more information about the museum visit http://www.broadmuseum.msu.edu .
Dedicated to exploring global contemporary culture and ideas through art, the Broad Art Museum at MSU serves 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.
The museum is named in honor of MSU alumnus Eli Broad and his wife, Edythe, longtime supporters of the university who provided the lead gift of $28 million for the museum. The total fundraising goal for the building is $40 million, of which $38.8 million has been raised to date.
In its first year the museum had visitors from every state and 80 countries. A report on the potential impact by Anderson Economic Group predicts it will attract about 150,000 visitors a year. The Broad Museum reports that 114,000 people during its first year.
“Broad Art Museum at MSU opens new Zaha Hadid building”, Michigan State University News Release, November 9, 2012.
Broad Art Museum to bring $5.75 million in annual spending, Michigan State University News Release, November 7, 2012.