The new Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University will be dedicated at 10 a.m. on Nov. 10. Registration is full for Saturday's events EXCEPT the Founding director's reception. Please contact Brenda Samson at samson@msu.edu or (517) 884-1038 to purchase your $150 ticket and RSVP. All Sunday events are free and open to the public - no registration required.

Saturday, November 10
10amDedication ceremony
11amConversation with founding donor and MSU alumnus Eli Broad and architect Zaha Hadid, moderated by founding director Michael Rush
12pmMuseum previews
12pm-3pmReception for dedication attendees, with museum programs, food and beverages, and live music
7pm-9mEvening event featuring live entertainment, food and beverages celebrating the opening and inaugural exhibitions of the Broad MSU. $150; registration required. Contact Brenda Samson at samson@msu.edu or (517) 884-1038 to RSVP. 
Sunday, November 11
10am-7pmMuseum open to the public (no registration required). All-day open house featuring special programs, artists’ talks, art and architectural previews, family and educational events, food and beverages, and live music. 
6:30pm-10pmFree concert featuring the band “!!! (chk chk chk)”

 

Schedule for Saturday, November 10:
Registration is full for these events.

  • Dedication ceremony: 10 a.m., tent adjecent to museum
    MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon, founding donor and MSU alumnus Eli Broad, museum architect Zaha Hadid and founding director Michael Rush will speak.
  • A Conversation with Zaha Hadid and Eli Broad: 11 a.m., tent
    Michael Rush will moderate a conversation with Zaha Hadid and Eli Broad.
  • Dedication reception and museum previews: Noon - 3 p.m., tent
    Public celebration for dedication attendees featuring live music, food and other activities. Museum previews available for a limited number of guests registered in advance.
  • "The Gift" by Jochen Gerz: Nov. 10 - 11, tent
    "The Gift" is a cumulative photography installation that will document the opening of the Broad MSU through a photographic record of participants and attendees at the events.
  • Founding director's reception: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., museum and tent
    Evening event featuring live entertainment, food and beverages celebrating the opening and inaugural exhibitions of the Broad MSU. $150; registration required. Contact Brenda Samson at samson@msu.edu or (517) 884-1038 to RSVP. 

 

Schedule for Sunday, November 11:
Museum open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Museum and all events are free and open to the public; no advance registration required.

  • From Conception to Completion: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Benefactor's Gallery
    A glimpse into the creation of the Broad MSU from conception to completion, providing a historical catalogue of documents and images from the project.
  • Family Activities: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., tent and Education Wing
    The Broad MSU will offer art-making activities and interactive experiences programmed by the education department and inspired by the opening exhibitions.
  • Architectural walk-around: 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m., Originates in East Terrace
    Architect Craig Kiner, an associate of Zaha Hadid Architects, will lead a walk around the exterior of the building discussing the architectural concept and features of the museum.
  • Broad MSU chat room: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., tent
    Discussion circle where guests will be welcomed into informal conversation with Broad MSU staff and others to discuss the formation and future of the museum.
  • Learning Lounge: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., tent
    The content of the Broad MSU opening exhibitions will extend beyond galleries using a variety of resources to expand learning opportunities.
  • Pop-up museum store: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., tent
    Sales of a variety of Broad MSU branded merchandise including: mugs, T-shirts, water bottles, magnets, children's items, reference items and artist multiples of the museum.
  • Global Groove 1973/2012 concert: Noon - 2 p.m., East Terrace
    A family-friendly concert performed by bands representing countries and cultures of the artists in the opening exhibition, Global Groove 1973/2012.
  • Fritz Haeg discussion: Noon - 12:45 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m., Education Wing
    Artist Fritz Haeg will speak about "Domestic Integrities" (on view in the Education Wing), which explores local patterns and rituals of interior domestic landscapes.
  • Live concert: 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m., tent stage
    !!! (pronounced "chk chk chk") is an eight-member ensemble from Sacramento, Calif., combining propulsive bass lines, spaghettie western guitars, African polyrhythms, electro-house textures and Philly soul. This lively concert will conclude the opening weekend celebration.