Michigan State University closes art lab at Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WILX) — After being a part of the community for four years, the Broad Art Lab is closing its doors.

The lab was created as part of a 5-year experiment for the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, but financial problems forced it to end a year ahead of schedule.

Over the years, the lab has served as a testing ground for new events and a way to gain greater community involvement. Museum director Monica Ramirez-Montagut said the lab was a great experience and the university learned a lot.

“We were very honored and privileged to be able to participate in this activity. In that sense, I think the Art Lab was a huge success,” said Ramirez-Montagut. “I think the community felt engaged, realized that their creativity and live experience can contribute to cultural institutions in East Lansing. In the same way, we were able to present ourselves to these communities in this way.

Going forward, Ramirez-Montagut said they hope to bring the same experience to people through the Broad Art Museum.

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