Broad Art Museum
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum was designed by architect Zaha Hadid. It is located on the campus of Michigan State University and is one of the few projects Zaha Hadid has done in the United States. It opened in late 2012 and was funded by a large donation from its namesakes. Zaha Hadid talks about her logic for the building and meant for it to be a “cultural facade and moderator of the university.” It is like a bridge between the campus and rest of the city as it helps to make the transition. The building front is made of glass and plated steel featuring many geometric lines and lots of angles. It is fairly unique compared to the traditional campus buildings around it. Due to the sharp lines many of the windows in the building are of varying sizes and shapes.
The type of artwork featured is modern art, photography, new media and works on paper. The tall windows allow for natural light in many areas. Besides exhibition spaces the building houses an education space, cafe, study center, shop and outdoor sculpture garden.