Despite some hurdles along the way, which included some last-minute fundraising and getting tagged with graffiti, Michigan State University seems on still track to open their new, Zaha Hadid-designed Eli and Edyth Broad Art Museum on its campus by the spring of next year. This week marked two high notes toward progress. First, that they’ve hired Min Jung Kim, previously at the Guggenheim, to step in as deputy director, serving under Michael Rush, who was hired away from the Rose Art Museum back in December. Second, the State News reports that the university is now preparing their plans to start the transition, both staff and artwork, from the current-yet-now-closed old building, the Kresge Art Museum, and into the new digs. The staff part is fairly seems easy, largely involving putting desk supplies and computers in boxes and walking across the campus, but it’s the art moving that takes a bit more work. And not only will they be transitioning the university’s collection over, but the Broads will also be bringing pieces of their massive art holdings as well. So while the staff isn’t expected to get into the still-under construction museum until next year, all the art-based logistics are sure to keep them busy for the next few months.
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