EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan State University has turned to an internationally recognized art curator to be the new director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum.
Marc-Olivier Wahler is the founding director of the Chalet Society in Paris. MSU says he has focused his career on using contemporary art to build and strengthen communities.
Wahler, a Swiss native, has organized more than 400 exhibitions around the world. He was awarded Switzerland’s highest cultural award in contemporary arts in 2013.
MSU President Lou Anna Simon says Wahler has a unique vision for community spaces. He’ll start his new job on July 1, succeeding Michael Rush, who died a year ago. The announcement was made Wednesday.