— Eli & Edythe Art Museum

Michigan State University has unveiled the first photographs of its Zaha Hadid – designed museum of contemporary art, which opens to the public next month.

Featuring a pleated stainless steel facade, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum stands in contrast to the brick buildings of the university’s ARCHCollegiate Gothic north campus.

 

Zaha Hadid won a competition in 2008 to design the museum, which contains 1600 square metres of exhibition space, alongside an education wing, study centre, cafe, shop and outdoor sculpture garden. The three-storey building has one basement floor and features double-height galleries for showing modern art, photography, new media and works on paper.

 

The museum opens on 9 November with the inaugural exhibitions Global Groove 1973/2012, an exploration into current trends in video art, and In Search of Time, which investigates the relationship to time and memory in art.

 

Via: Karen Ruimy

 

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