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Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum records

Identifier: UA-3.33

Scope and Content

Records in paper and digital formats document the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum project, from the initial idea of an addition for the Kresge Art Museum to the planning, construction and dedication of a new facility with a bold design and an expanded mission to advance understanding of our world through the exploration of modern and contemporary art.

These materials were collected by Dr. Linda O. Stanford, Associate Provost for Academic Services, Professor of Art History and the Broad Art Museum Project Coordinator and consist of Broad Art Museum Advisory Team records.

The electronic resource is a documentary produced by WKAR in June 2013. The focus of the documentary is on the implementation and design of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum building located on Grand River Avenue.


  • Creation: 1984-2023

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University or creator of the work.

Historical Note

Named after its major donors, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum was dedicated on November 10, 2012. The building, its exhibits and programming were planned to transform the campus and the stature of the arts and cultural programming at Michigan State University. Following a competition, Pritzker-Prize winner Zaha Hadid (Zaha Hadid Architects) was selected and announced as the architect on January 15, 2008. Construction was authorized by the MSU Board of Trustees on December 11, 2009 and groundbreaking was held on March 16, 2010. On December 10, 2010, Michael Rush was announced as the new art museum’s founding director. Beginning July 1, 2011, the “Countdown to the Broad” programming began and use of the name Kresge Art Museum for the university’s art museum was phased out. As the university’s art museum, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum inherited the Kresge collection of over 7,000 objects.


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Selected Table of Contents – Documents in Paper Format

Below are the beginning folder numbers for the larger topical group of documents in paper format. Except for the second group, Publications Featuring the Broad, all topics are interfiled alphabetically. The Archives also has three formats of Digital Formats. These are listed at the end of this Finding Aid. [ -Advisory Board. -Publications Featuring the Broad. -Competition, Architects, 2007-2008. -Construction. -Costs. -Dedication Weekend, November 9-10, 2012. -Design Process. -Groundbreaking, March 16, 2010. -Lord Cultural Resources. -Project. -Publicity. -Zaha Hadid, Non-MSU. [ [ Digital Formats: Electronic Records These materials were collected for and disseminated to the Expanded Design Team and others involved in the Broad Art Museum’s planning and construction. The topical groupings are: [ -Public Events and Exhibitions -News Releases / Media / Articles -Michael Rush – Hiring Information of Founding Director -Expanded Design Team – Communications -Director’s Resources ----Advisory Board Membership ----American Association of Museums (AAA) Accreditation ----Custodial and Maintenance Description, MSU Physical Plant ----Eli and Edythe Broad Art Foundation Grant Letter ----Broad Art Museum Launch – Transition to the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum ----Michael Rush Biographical Information ----Student Services Space Allocation -Dedication

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Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum records
4 Published And Cataloged
I. R. Schechter
April 2013
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