Steven L. Bridges
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum (MSU Broad) is a contemporary art museum located on the campus of Michigan State University, which also features a historical collection and offers a wide-range of art exhibitions that span all media. The MSU Broad is approaching its 5th anniversary, and was designed by the renowned late architect Zaha Hadid.
As an Assistant Curator at the MSU Broad, Steven L. Bridges is engaged in curating a wide variety of exhibitions, including solo and group exhibitions, collection-based shows, and contemporary artists working in all media. Prior to his appointment at the MSU Broad, Bridges was Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. An avid writer, his essays and articles have been published in numerous journals, including Seismopolite, Art & the Public Sphere, the Live Arts Almanac, and Art & Education Papers, as well as exhibition catalogues and other online and print media.
Bridges is most interested in reviewing work by artists who have a strongly articulated, personal perspective, and who approach the practice of photography in different and unique ways. This includes documentary practices, an expanded notion of what photography now encompasses, and more conceptually-minded approaches to the medium. Commercial and editorial work is of less interest. As a museum curator, Bridges is able to help talk through different photographic projects, give feedback and insight, and help strengthen the focus and articulation of an idea or interest.