East Lansing's Broad Art Museum marks first year

Nov 9, 2013

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - More than 114,000 people visited the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum in East Lansing in its first year.

The Lansing State Journal reports that the museum recently held a celebration to thank donors, leaders of Michigan State University, where the museum is located, and staff members.

Among those in attendance was the museum architect Zaha Hadid. The museum design won second prize in the culture category at the World Architecture Festival. Also there was Eli Broad, the billionaire philanthropist and MSU alumnus. He and his wife, Edythe, donated $28 million to the museum.

In its first year the museum had visitors from every state and 80 countries. A report on the potential impact by Anderson Economic Group predicts it will attract about 150,000 visitors a year.