The stature of the Broad Art Museum project and Michigan State University’s deep commitment to establishing a world-class art museum has enabled MSU to attract a richly experienced professional staff, including Michael Rush as founding director.
Among other highly respected staff members joining the Broad Art Museum is Allison Gass, named curator of contemporary art. Gass, who was named a young curator to watch by The New York Times, serves as the assistant curator of painting and sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
The Broad Art Museum is already changing the way the world views Michigan State University and the Greater Lansing region. The Broad project has generated a multitude of news stories from media outlets worldwide. Rush says people are waking up to the fact that something very exciting is happening.
“Just by virtue of its presence, the museum is turning people on to what MSU and the region are about,” said Rush.