The MSU Broad Art Lab pilot project welcomes the MSU and greater Lansing community to experiment with us as we break outside the confines of the museum walls. Offering unprecedented access to our growing collection of nearly 8,000 objects, this laboratory houses exhibitions, workshops, events, and social gatherings designed for individual and collective interactions with art and culture.
A testing ground by design, the Art Lab is a space where looking, learning, and socializing become tools for the community to generate innovative responses to the shared needs of our time. Through an ongoing series of open calls, the Art Lab offers an experimental platform to propose ideas, events, and collaborations that are inspired by our collective interests. Great ideas come from listening to a range of voices.
Welcome to the Art Lab.
Located directly across the street from the museum at 565 E Grand River Ave., East Lansing, MI 48823. The Art Lab will be open Tuesday–Sunday, 12–4pm, beginning May 15, 2018. Get directions >
This is your space. How will you define it?
From an event concept to a product in the shop, we'd love to hear your ideas. Reach out today to see how we can collaborate in the Art Lab! And when we’re not hosting our own experiments, the Art Lab is open to the community for your next professional workshop, brainstorming retreat, business meeting, or special event. Contact Alysia LaBonte at (517) 884-4815 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the possibilities.
Opening Weekend: May 19–20, 2018
Join us for the opening weekend of the Art Lab! Stop by during the East Lansing Art Festival to get a first look at this new space and explore the inaugural exhibition, Mining the Collection, curated by MSU students with an interest in museum studies. Get a taste of what's to come in this experimental space with hands-on art activities and share your ideas for future collaborations and activities in the Art Lab. RSVP on Facebook >
Michigan State University and the MSU Broad gratefully thank the MSU Federal Credit Union for its support in the creation of the Art Lab.
Blick Art Materials, City of East Lansing, Cron Management, Epson, Ingham County / Arts Council of Greater Lansing, and MSU Office of the Provost, College of Arts & Letters, and Arts & Cultural Management and Museum Studies