Kresge Art Museum

Outreach Coordinator: Christine Nichols, Events and Communications Coordinator — (517) 884-0659  — 127 Kresge Art Center

First floor, Kresge Art Center

Auditorium and Physics Road, Michigan State University

Information line: (517) 355-7631 — Office:  (517) 353-9834

Kresge Art Museum Website


Hours: Monday-Friday, 10AM-5PM, Thursdays open until 8PM; Sat-Sunday, Noon-5PM, Summer Hours (late May-end of July):Tuesday-Friday, 11AM-5PM, Sat-Sunday, Noon-5PM; closed Mondays. Museum closed for major holidays, December break and the month of August (please check website for specifics)


Admission free. The museum is fully accessible. To request special accommodation, call the museum office two weeks prior to the event.  To request a tour, call the education office three weeks prior to the visit (517) 884-0653. Access the museum’s website to search the collection and find the most current information on educations programs and special events.

Kresge Art Museum, founded in 1959, houses the university’s collection of 7,500 works of art. Portions of the collection are on continuous display, offering a rich diversity of style, technique and media. Objects span 5,000 years of human history and include representative examples from ancient Cycladic figures to contemporary installations. Greek, Roman and Egyptian artifacts; medieval and Renaissance illuminations; and European and American paintings, prints and sculptures document the intellectual and artistic development of Western civilization. Art and artifacts from African, Asian, and Islamic cultures offer insight into non-Western history, beliefs and artistic traditions. Thanks to the generosity of alumnus Eli Broad and his wife Edythe, the art museum will become the new Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, which will focus on modern and contemporary art. The building is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2012.

College/Department Affiliation:  Office of the Provost