Take a Free Tour of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, drop by any Saturday or Sunday from 1:00 PM through 3:00 PM for a free tour. Each tour runs for approximately 45 minutes and will cover subjects such as museum history, the building’s architecture, and the museum’s current exhibitions. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or have made visits in the past, you’re bound to learn something new by taking a guided tour.
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is unique in that it focuses on contemporary art, but also has an excellent collection of historical pieces. Much of their collection was inherited from the Kresge Art Museum, the former art museum at Michigan State University, which included many remarkable historical pieces. Although the museum plans to grow its collection by focusing on contemporary (post 1945) art, their permanent collection also includes pieces from ancient Greece and Rome, the Renaissance, Old Master paintings, and 19th century American paintings.
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is located at 547 East Circle Drive in Lansing. The museum is open nearly every day of the year, except for Mondays, New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. Admission to the museum is almost always free, except for some special events. The museum’s hours are 10:00 AM-5:00 PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays; 12:00 PM-9:00 PM on Fridays; and 10:00 AM-5:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays.