Lovers of art and architecture will enjoy a visit to the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. The museum, also known as the MSU Broad, exhibits significant art from around the globe, in a stunning building designed by internationally known architect Zaha Hadid.
There’s nothing quite like a visit to an art museum. That’s because, when you’re viewing art, you’re communing with the artist, in a way. Getting a glimpse inside their head to see what and how they think. Fine art is not just beautiful or fascinating but inspirational, informative, thought provoking, or moving. One often comes away from a good art museum feeling refreshed, thoughtful, and motivated.
If you agree than you will not want to miss an opportunity to visit the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. The museum opened its doors on the MSU campus, in East Lansing, in 2012. It is named in honor of two longtime supporters of the university and the arts.
The 46,000-square-foot museum was built to replace the much smaller Kresge Art Museum. Many come just to take in the building’s multifaceted exterior of pleated stainless steel and glass. More beauty awaits inside, however.
Visiting the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
The MSU Broad collection contains over 10,000 works from around the globe, both ancient and modern. These include Greek and Roman antiquities, pre-Columbian sculpture and vessels, and a variety of media from all around the world. The collection is still growing, now with an emphasis on contemporary works.
The museum dedicates over 70 percent of its considerable square-footage to exhibition space. The clever beauty of Zaha Hadid’s architecture creates unconventional spaces in which to experience the art. Soaring planes come together at unique angles to direct the light and serve as interior walls and ceilings. Exhibits include permanent and rotating works from the collection and displays from visiting exhibitions.
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is located at 547 E. Circle Drive in East Lansing, MI, just under a half hour’s drive from the door of The English Inn. Spend the afternoon exploring the museum then head back to the Inn for a a refreshing drink in the pub, dinner at our restaurant, or just to relax in the comforts of your room. Perfect!