Broad Art Museum

Geng Xue, Mr. Sea, 2014 photo
Courtesy photo / Geng Xue and Klein Sun Gallery, New York

After the United States, China has the second largest art market in the world. A new exhibit at MSU’s Broad Art Museum explores how Chinese women have navigated the contemporary art explosion in their homeland. We speak with Dr. Wang Chunchen, curator of the new Broad exhibit, “Fire Within.”


Eat Pomegranate Photography

A new sculpture is gracing the Michigan State University campus. It’s called “The Bird.” Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with the artist, Will Ryman, and Broad Art Museum curator Caitlin Doherty.

Marc-Olivier Wahler photo
Da Ping Luo

Meet Marc-Olivier Wahler, the new Director of the MSU Broad Museum, before he officially takes that position in July.


Zaha Hadid photo
Giovanna Silva / Courtesy Broad Art Museum

The woman who designed Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum has died. Dame Zaha Hadid had been hospitalized for bronchitis in Miami this week; she suffered a heart attack that claimed her life this morning.

She was 65.

Her angular design has been controversial, winning the praise of admirers while also being scorned by others who feel it doesn’t fit in with the university’s surroundings.

Hadid’s projects around the world have included the London Aquatics Center for the 2012 Olympics and the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati.

Transformation photo
Courtesy photo / Tayeba Begum Lipi

The Broad Art Museum opens a new exhibition called “The Artist as Activist” this week. Scott Pohl talks with the two Bangladeshi artists behind the show.


Graham Beal photo
Courtesy photo / Broad Art Museum

Graham Beal ushered the Detroit Institute of Arts through that city’s bankruptcy. Now a visiting Hannah Distinguished Professor at MSU, Beal is helping the university search for a new director of the Broad Art Museum. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Beal about what lies ahead for the university’s landmark art museum.


The Art of Brewing series at MSU's Broad Art Museum is wrapping up with a session on coffee. Current State's Peter Whorf talks with Cara Nader of Strange Matter Coffee Company.


Courtesy Caitlin Doherty

A new curator has begun work at MSU’s Broad Art Museum.  Caitlin Doherty has deep roots in contemporary art, having worked around the world in places as varied as rural Ireland and Doha, Qatar. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Caitlin Doherty about her career, her plans, and the recent death of the Broad’s founding director, Michael Rush. She says the job of a curator is to be a bridge between the artist, their creations, their vision, and potential exhibitions.

Broad celebrates legacy of Sun Ra

Jun 19, 2014
Pandelis Karayorgis- Wikimedia Commons

The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival takes place in East Lansing this Friday and Saturday. There will be live jazz downtown from a variety of groups and the Broad Art Museum is participating as well with a unique event.

Scott Pohl, WKAR

A world-renowned artist from Pakistan got more than he bargained for when he accepted an invitation to display his work at MSU’s Broad Art Museum. Current State’s Scott Pohl spoke with Imran Qureshi yesterday. Broad Art Museum curator Alison Gass has wanted to bring Imran Qureshi to East Lansing practically from her arrival at the museum two years ago.

New documentary chronicles the making of the Broad

Jan 20, 2014
Kurt Stepnitz

Just over a year has passed since Michigan State University opened the Broad Art Museum. Through its design phase, construction and opening, the angular structure has been embraced by some and detested by others, while bringing worldwide attention to MSU.

Current State #212 | December 3, 2013

Dec 3, 2013

Today on Current State: former LSJ executive Mickey Hirten joins City Pulse as editorial director; tar sands shipping in the Great Lakes region; and a new Broad Art Museum exhibit pays homage to a Lansing-born visionary architect.

Courtesy/SFMOMA/Broad Art Museum

The next major exhibition at MSU’s Broad Art Museum features works by a Lansing-born architect. Born in 1940, Lebbeus Woods passed away last year.

Broad Art Museum celebrates first anniversary

Nov 1, 2013
Flickr - Michigan State University Advancement Events

Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum is celebrating its first birthday with an event tonight called GLOBAL.

Hope Gangloff

The Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University will open four new exhibitions this month, with artist Hope Gangloff launching the first on Friday.

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