Students from all fields of study are encouraged to get involved with the museum. We offer a range of social, educational, and professional experiences tailored for the MSU student.
We host events ranging from art-making to artist talks to performances, including student-only events like our monthly coffee hours and Study Smart days during finals. Our New in Student Performance series features MSU students as the Education Wing becomes a laboratory to develop and showcase their creative research. Submit a proposal to share your work or stop by to support fellow students!
Gallery Guides receive behind the scenes training on exhibitions, events, and art-making activities, guide our visitors through their experience, and represent the museum to our community. This is a paid position. Download the application here.
Want to learn more about museums and boost your resume? We offer experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about the following areas: exhibitions and curatorial; education; facilities and event planning; and communications. Learn more here.
The MSU Broad is an extension of your classroom. Together we can integrate the museum’s collection, exhibitions, and events into your curriculum. Our education staff can teach university students in a wide-range of disciplines. We will work with you to offer educational experiences that explore meaningful connections between art and your curriculum.
Museum staff partners with faculty across the university. From teaching class sessions to engaging in semester-long experiential learning projects to co-curating lectures, film series, or performances, we are eager to work with you and value your interdisciplinary expertise. We’d love to hear your ideas for collaboration!
The museum is open for class visits Tuesday through Sunday from 12–7pm and by appointment. We strongly encourage you to contact us at least one month in advance to schedule a class visit. This allows time to work together in support of your curricular goals and helps assure that your desired date and time are available. Schedule a class visit here.
We can help plan a class tour based on curricular connections. Tours include: lectures, discussions, individual reflections, collaborative activities, writing exercises, or art-making experiences. Schedule a tour here.
Explore the Collection
Our encyclopedic collection gives students the opportunity to explore the art of our time through the long lens of history. With advanced notice, many of these works can be made available for student viewing in one of our study room spaces. Search the collection online or contact us for assistance with identify objects that relate to your course themes.
Want to learn more the ways faculty have collaborated with the museum on research or teaching projects? Contact us to discuss.