Art Lab

Opening Apr. 14, 2018

The Art Lab welcomes members of the MSU and greater Lansing community to gather together to collectively re-imagine the role of the museum. A testing ground by design, this laboratory offers unprecedented access to our growing collection and invites students, educators, and community members to connect with us as we break outside the confines of the museum walls. 

The Art Lab hosts exhibitions, workshops, and social spaces designed for individual and collective interaction with arts and culture. The Art Lab is where looking, learning, and socializing become tools for members of the community to generate innovative responses to the shared needs of our times. This is your space. It is collaboratively created, flexible, and interdisciplinary. How will you define it?

Located directly across the street from the museum at 565 E Grand River Ave., East Lansing, MI. Get directions >


Opening Weekend

Join us for the opening weekend of the Art Lab! Stop by on Saturday, April 14 (5–7pm), and Sunday, April 15 (12–4pm) for a first look at the new space and explore the inaugural exhibition, Mining the Collection, curated by the MSU Art History Association and students with an interest in museum studies. Get a taste of what's to come in this experimental space and share your ideas for future collaborations and activities in the Art Lab.

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Thank you to our sponsors:

MSU Federal Credit Union, Michigan State University, Cron Management, Epson, City of East Lansing Downtown Development Authority