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Broad Museum exhibitions explore how cars shaped communities, seeds' role in preserving culture

Posted at 8:36 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 20:36:02-05

EAST LANSING, Mich. — From the development of the automobile and the interstate highway system to seeds and biodiversity, there's a lot to think about in the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum's latest round of exhibitions.

"Seeds of Resistance," which runs through July, explores the idea of seeds as archives of both genetic information and cultural meaning and builds on the legacy of William J. Beal, who started a seed viability experiment in 1879 that's still running today.

"Interstates of Mind" is a critical and celebratory look how our communities have been brought together and fractured by the automobile. It will be at the museum until August.

The museum on Michigan State University's campus is open Friday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. To reserve free tickets, go to