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Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

Explore an incredible collection of contemporary art at MSU’s own art museum.

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum — otherwise known to students as the “spaceship,” based on its design by award-winning architect Zaha Hadid — is dedicated to exploring international contemporary culture and ideas through art.  

Named one of the best university art museums in America by Architectural Digest, MSU Broad offers a permanent collection of over 10,000 works and dynamic public programming that features local, national and international artists. In addition, the museum hosts the New in Student Performance series, which showcases performances from MSU students including dance, poetry, film and music.

Students from all fields of study are encouraged to get involved at the museum, which has a range of social, educational and professional offerings. Experiential learning and paid opportunities are available for undergraduate and graduate students, and graduate students can even showcase their work and use the museum as a research facility.

Admission is free to the museum, and it’s also a secret study spot for many students on campus. In 2018, MSU opened the Art Lab in a nearby expansion off campus and into the Greater Lansing area. The Art Lab is a community-focused collaborative space where makers, innovators and lifelong learners can connect with opportunities to create and experiment with art.

A masterpiece of a museum 

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is a bold, angular steel and glass wonder designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid.

The sun and clouds reflect off of the outside of the Broad Art Museum.

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