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New Britain Museum of American Art on Friday named a director to succeed Douglas Hyland. Min Jung Kim, who will join the museum on Nov. 2, is currently deputy director for external relations of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum of Michigan State University in East Lansing.

Kim will be the sixth director of the 112-year-old museum. Hyland's last day will be Oct. 30, according to assistant curator Emily Misencik. He has been director of the museum for 16 years.

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Thursday, 15 January 2015 10:37

The Broad Art Museum Offers Free Tours on Weekends

Have you always wanted to check out the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, but just never made the trip?

Well, the weekends are a great way to experience the world class museum with free guided museum tours, which take place at 1 and 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.

These are docent-led tours that last 45 minutes to one hour and cover a range of topics including current exhibits, museum history and architecture. There is no need to pre-register, just show up, said a spokesperson.

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Art collector, philanthropist, and financier, Eli Broad, announced this week that he will donate 19 works to the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at his alma mater, Michigan State University. The contemporary art museum is slated to open on November 10th. Designed by the architect, Zaha Hadid, the 46,000-square-foot museum was expected to open in April but was delayed due to construction.

Broad’s donation includes a large-scale piece, Containment 1, by the American sculptor Roxy Paine that will be displayed outdoors. There are other works by various artists including Robert Longo, Elizabeth Murray, Terry Winters, and Jonathan Lasker, which are worth around $2 million collectively.

Broad donated $28 million for the museum, with $21 million going toward construction and $7 million for acquisitions, exhibitions, and other functions. Michael Rush, the museum’s director, is curating the inaugural show.  

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