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Celebrating Zaha Hadid's Designs

Sept. 10, 2022–Feb. 12, 2023

Lead Exhibition

Zaha Hadid, <i>Tela shelving</i>, 2014. Courtesy Zaha Hadid Designs.

Zaha Hadid, Tela shelving, 2014. Courtesy Zaha Hadid Designs.

This exhibition celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum’s building, created by the late architect Zaha Hadid. The design-focused retrospective explores Hadid's pioneering vision, from idea to implementation, through a robust survey of design objects (tables, chairs, bookshelves, pendant lamps) as well as sketches, paintings, video animations, and product concepts. The ideas, exploration of materials, and compositional schemes present in her design objects will stand in dialogue with the MSU Broad Art Museum’s own architectural design. This exhibition is co-curated by Woody Yao from Zaha Hadid Design and MSU Broad Art Museum executive director Dr. Mónica Ramírez-Montagut. Previously, the two served on the 2006 curatorial team of the Zaha Hadid retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.