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Collection Story

Collection History


Have you wondered how the MSU Broad Art Museum’s collection grew to over 10,000 objects? The history of our collection is one that was shaped by numerous individuals, from faculty, staff, and community members to curators and museum directors, who saw the importance of art in our community. The milestones outlined here are only some of the highlights in the ongoing story of the collection’s development. With the unveiling of The CORE, the MSU Broad Art Museum honors the many people who contributed to the collection over the years, as well as those who worked to create the museum and this new space.

This history was drawn together with contributions from the MSU Broad Art Museum staff and SEEK Graduate Fellow Jada Similton, with Jada’s commentary indicated by * .


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