Thursday, March 21 — Michigan State University Federal Credit Union has endowed the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum with $1 million to support educational programming, the museum announced today.
The gift will go toward an annual series of lectures, performances and educational programs called the MSUFCU Artist Series. The first visiting artist of the series is Alyson Shotz, whose exhibit, “Pattern: Follow the Rules,” is at the Broad starting Friday through June 23.
“Supporting programs with MSU that also give back to our local community is one way MSUFCU fulfills our mission statement by helping those impacted by the program to achieve their dreams,” MSUFCU president and CEO Patrick McPharlin said in a statement. “We are happy to announce the MSU Federal Credit Union Artist Studio Endowment at the Broad MSU and to support programs that help ensure Mid-Michigan is a place full of vibrant arts and culture where people are proud to live, work, and visit.”
The series will feature at least three visiting artists a year.
“As a university museum, an important part of the Broad MSU’s mission is to create unique educational opportunities for our students and the surrounding community,” Broad Director Michael Rush said in a statement. “We are grateful to the MSU Federal Credit Union for leading corporate support of the museum and for enabling us to bring some of the most important artists working around the globe to our campus and to the Greater Lansing community.”