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MSU Broad Art Museum Celebrates Grand Opening

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The highly anticipated opening of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University has finally arrived. The contemporary art museum has a collection of 7,500 pieces, spanning Greek and Roman periods through modern day.

The 4,600 square foot building of pleated stainless steel and glass is a work of art itself, equal to what's on display in side. There are eight different galleries on two floors that use natural light, so every time you visit, it will look different. There are works from 20 different countries, a dream realized by the couple who made a $28 million gift to Michigan State.

"It becomes a passion and then it turns into an addiction," says Eli Broad, an art collector and donator to the museum.

"I just think art adds something to your life. Not everyone is interested in all the same things, but art is. Today's artists really illustate the times we live in. >>

The Eli Broad Museum will be officially dedicated Saturday. The public is invited to explore it this Sunday from 10a.m. until 7p.m. There will be family activities from 11a.m. to 5p.m. to offer art-making put on by the education department. There will also be a "Global groove" from noon to 2p.m. Different bands representing countries and cultures of the artists will play in an open exhibit.

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