NewsRoom
2:07 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Broad Art Museum: Opening Preview

Michigan State University will open the Broad Art Museum on Saturday.

Eli Broad speaks to reporters at today's preview event at the new Broad Art Museum at MSU.
Eli Broad speaks to reporters at today's preview event at the new Broad Art Museum at MSU.
Credit Marina Csomor / WKAR

MSU officials and Eli Broad met with reporters today to talk about the new $40-million facility on the north side of campus.

Eli Broad expressed pride that his dream of helping bring the museum to his alma mater has become reality.

Broad and his wife Edythe provided the lead gift of $28-million. To date, MSU still needs to raise another $1.2-million to reach the fundraising goal for the museum.

"I think it's a triumph, it really is!" Eli Broad

The 46,000 square foot Broad Art Museum features pieces by contemporary artists, side by side with historic works.

A dedication ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, and the public will then be allowed their first glimpse inside.