In its galleries, at venues across the MSU campus and in the community, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum will surprise and engage audiences with the best in contemporary performance, live art and educational programs, focusing on emerging voices and international perspectives, events and programs that engage the community. 

August 2014

Friday, August 1
Film Screening and Discussion
A Border Seen: Dividing India and Pakistan
Screenings at 7 PM, 7:20 PM, and 7:40 PM | TRT: 13 min.
Free and open to the public
67 years ago this month, British India was divided into the independent nations of India, dominated by Hindu communities, and Pakistan, envisaged as a homeland for Muslims. The subcontinent’s partition set off the migration of over 12 million people and resulted in the deaths of at least 500,000. The documentary short Wagah (dir. Supriyo Sen, 2009) focuses on life on the border today by capturing the flag ceremony held each evening on either side of the border crossing. The film depicts the border as a staging ground not only for feelings of patriotism, but also for ambivalence about the division. The film will be screened in conjunction with the work of artists Mithu Sen and Imran Qureshi.

Saturday, August 2
Family Day
12–4 PM, Education Wing
Free and open to the public
Make hands-on projects based on current exhibitions at the Broad MSU, take a special family tour at 1 PM, and check out our iPad scavenger hunt! Family Day is presented by Farm Bureau Insurance.

Saturday, August 9
Collection Show and Tell
2 PM, Dr. Milton E. and Beth E. Muelder Collectors Lobby (Lower Level)
Free and open to the public
Katja Rivera will be discussing, Día de Todos Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by the artist, Manuel Alvarez Bravo.

Friday, August 22
The Art of: Gardening
6 PM, Broad MSU
Explore the art of creative container gardening with Daedre Craig, Annual Trial Garden Manager at the MSU Horticulture Gardens. Check back soon for tickets!

Thursday, August 28
The Land Grant: Forest Law, A project by Ursula Biemann and Paulo Tavares
6 PM Artist Talk with Ursula Biemann and Paulo Tavares
Opening reception to follow
Free and open to the public
Over the past year, Swiss artist Ursula Biemann and Brazilian architect Paulo Tavares have carried out intense research and fieldwork in the Ecuadorian Amazon in preparation for their exhibition The Land Grant: Forest Law at the Broad MSU. Join the artists for a lively discussion on their unique collaborative project, which considers the shifting relationship between man and nature.

Saturday, August 30
Yoga at the Broad
11 AM – 12:15 PM, Courtyard/Sculpture Garden
Free and open to the public
Stretch your mind, body, and spirit in the garden of the Broad MSU! Special guest instructors will guide you through morning yoga at the museum.