MSUToday
Published: Dec. 12, 2013

'Lebbeus Woods, Architect' comes to Broad Art Museum

By: Annie McGraw Media Communications annie.mcgraw@cabs.msu.eduContact(s): Kristen Parker Media Communications office: (517) 353-8942 cell: (517) 980-0709 Kristen.Parker@cabs.msu.edu

“Lebbeus Woods, Architect” is a new exhibit at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum put on by the museum’s newest curator, Alec Hathaway.

The new exhibit is from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, which brings together different pieces of work from the architect Lebbeus Woods. Woods grew up in Lansing and is a colleague and friend of Zaha Hadid, the architect who designed the Broad Museum. So it was only natural the exhibit stopped in East Lansing while on tour.

“We feel like with the museum here, since Zaha Hadid is such an important architect, it sets up an immediate dialogue and an immediate point of comparison between the two of them,” Hathaway said. “At times there may be similar appearances, and at others there are totally different approaches to the practice.”

This isn’t the first exhibit that Alec Hathaway has put together. One of his first interests in the field was making the practice of architecture understandable for the public, something he hopes to bring to the Broad.

“The ‘Lebbeus Woods’ exhibit kicks off the series ‘East Lansing 2030: Collegeville Reinvisioned,’” Hathaway said. “We are trying to make architecture and design relevant to the public and the community. That’s the real purpose of our programming and that’s what you will see continuing in the future.”

Alec Hathaway explains "Lebbeus Woods, Architect," and what he has planned in the future at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum.

Alec Hathaway explains "Lebbeus Woods, Architect," and what he has planned in the future at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum.

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