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.

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All events are FREE and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Free Public Tours: Every Saturday and Sunday 
1 and 3pm, Broad MSU
Free and open to the public
Free docent-led tours of the Broad MSU are offered every Saturday and Sunday at 1 and 3pm. During these 45-minute tours, visitors can learn more about current exhibitions and the architecture of the building. Please meet at the Visitor Services Desk five minutes prior to the tour.

February

Thursday, February 4
Altered Tour: Moving Time: Video Art at 50, 1965–2015
7pm, Broad MSU
Join MSU History faculty member Helen Veit as she discusses Martha Rosler’s Semiotics of the Kitchen, currently on view in Moving Time: Video Art at 50, 1965–2015. Veit will contextualize Rosler’s work through the changing role of women in the domestic realm and American food culture of the 1970s. The Altered Tour series at the Broad MSU invites scholars and experts across a multitude of disciplines to give guided tours of exhibitions through a non-art centered approach.

Friday, February 5
Acoustic Lunch: Chris Buhalis
12:30pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with Chris Buhalis. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts, held monthly at the neighborhood-run listening room in East Lansing.

Friday, February 5
Theatre2Film
6pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Join us for the MSU Department of Theatre’s Fifth Annual Theatre Film Festival featuring a short film created in THR404 – Topics in Acting and Directing III. Directed by MSU faculty member Mark Colson, students have developed a show that will be viewed first as a theatrical piece and later as a film. The performance explores both the “theatrical” and “cinematic” while allowing the audience to witness a unique set of events.

Saturday, February 6
Family Day, Presented by Farm Bureau Insurance
11am–3pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
First Saturday means Family Day at the Broad MSU! The exhibition Andrew Sendor: Paintings, Drawings, and a Film features a cast of silly, serious, whimsical, and quirky characters imagined by the artist. Come create your own characters with us at Family Day! Don’t miss a special family tour at 1pm.

Saturday, February 6
Theatre2Film
6pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing

Sunday, February 7
Theatre2Film
6pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing

Tuesday, February 9
Tai Chi Exercises at the Broad MSU
12:30–1:30pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Free with registration
Stretch your mind, body, and spirit with Tai Chi at the Broad MSU! Join us as award-winning instructor Belinda Thurston (Just B Yoga, Lansing) guides you through a lunchtime moving meditation. Offered in conjunction with the Health4U program at Michigan State University.

Thursday, February 11
The Art of: Pilates
6–8pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
$35 Members • $45 Public
On sale now!
Explore the art of Pilates with Mary Jo Stacks, a certified Pilates Instructor with Winsor Stacks Classical Pilates! Discover the health benefits of this fitness methodology while Mary Jo guides you through exercises that highlight the art within this form of movement and strength training. Afterwards, enjoy food and conversation with Mary Jo and other guests. Event cost is per person and includes food, an event take away, and Pilates instruction by Mary Jo Stacks. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own exercise mat if they plan on participating in the activity portion of this event. Space is limited—purchase your ticket here to reserve your spot today! Questions? Contact Sandra Szymanski at (517) 884-3914 or szyman48@msu.edu.

Friday, February 12
Broad Underground Film Series
7pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
This month’s theme, Global Grooves and Visions is presented by MSU faculty members Josh Yumibe and Connor Ryan featuring artists Shirin Neshat, William Kentridge, and Nam June Paik. The Broad Underground Film Series offers monthly screenings exploring Video Art and experimental and avant-garde film from its earliest developments up to the present day. An ongoing, collaboration between the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum and Film Studies and English faculty at Michigan State University, the Broad Underground Film Series is presented alongside Moving Time: Video Art at 50, 1965-2015 on view through February 14, 2016.

Sunday, February 14
New in Student Performance
2pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Join Humanities Pre-law major Jamayl Martin as he reads original spoken word poetry. His poems illuminate first-encounters with issues of race, gender, and identity conflict. This monthly series features MSU students as the Education Wing becomes a laboratory to develop and showcase their creative research.

Wednesday, February 17
BroadPOP Studio
2–4pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Beat the winter blues and add a little DIY to your day at the BroadPOP Studio! This month, we're making groovy tie-dye tote bags using brightly colored sharpies.

Thursday, February 18
Andrew Sendor: Paintings, Drawings, and a Film Member Walkthrough
6pm, Broad MSU
Get an exclusive look at Andrew Sendor: Paintings, Drawings, and a Film! As a special benefit of your membership, join us for an exclusive tour with artist Andrew Sendor. Space for this event is limited. To attend, please RSVP to Sandra Szymanski at szyman48@msu.edu or (517) 884-3914 by Monday, February 15. Not a member? Sign up here to start your membership today!

Thursday, February 18
Andrew Sendor: Paintings, Drawings, and a Film Artist Talk and Reception
7pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
For his exhibition at the Broad MSU, artist Andrew Sendor presents a selection of recent paintings and drawings alongside Fenomeno, a film that chronicles a series of rituals performed by Sendor’s imagined band of mystics. Taken together, his use of fragmentation and repetition draws attention to the constructed artifice of images, and allows him to create complex, nonlinear, and multilayered narratives. Join us in celebration of the exhibition with an artist talk and reception.

Friday, February 19
The Hob Nob
6–8pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Our most popular event is back! Start the weekend right by sipping champagne and eating pizza while accompanied by friends and world-class contemporary art. This is the perfect Friday spot to unwind and connect with art and art lovers. Admission is free and includes a cash bar, appetizers, and sweet treats. Galleries will be open. Exhibitions currently on view: Material Effects; Andrew Sendor: Paintings, Drawings, and a Film; and Immediate Things: Material Culture from West Africa.

March

Tuesday, March 1
The Artist as Activist: Member and VIP Walkthrough
6–6:30pm
Be among the first to view the Broad MSU’s newest exhibition The Artist as Activist before it opens to the public! As a special benefit of your membership, join us for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour with artists Tayeba Begum Lipi and Mahbubur Rahman and Curator and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs Caitlín Doherty. Space for this event is limited. To attend, RSVP to Sandra Szymanski at szyman48@msu.edu or (518) 884-3914 by Monday, February 22. Not a member? Sign up here to start your membership today!

Tuesday, March 1
The Artist as Activist: Artist Conversation
7pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Artists Mahbubur Rahman and Tayeba Begum Lipi challenge viewers through their questioning of social values, expectations, and conventions that are part of their everyday lives in Bangladesh. As activists, their work seeks change through its shared appeal on both a universal and personal level. Join Curator and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs Caitlín Doherty in conversation with Rahman and Lipi as they discuss their individual practices and artistic interchange as husband and wife.

Friday, March 4
The Art of: Illusion
6–8pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
$15 Members • $20 Public (children 12 & under free)
On sale now!
Discover the art of illusion with Jeff Olds, Mid-Michigan’s only full-time magician! Experience the history behind magic, enjoy the whimsical musings of Jeff’s fun-filled show, and learn a trick that you can use to impress your friends. Event cost is per person and includes food, an event take away, and professional demonstration by Jeff the Magician. Space is limited, so purchase your tickets today to reserve your spot at the Broad MSU’s first magic show! Questions? Contact Sandra Szymanski at (517) 884-3914 or szyman48@msu.edu.

Saturday, March 5
Family Day, Presented by Farm Bureau Insurance
11am–3pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
First Saturday means Family Day at the Broad MSU! We’re honoring Youth Arts Month and Reading Month by celebrating all things reading through the eyes of artists. Don’t miss a special family tour at 1pm!

Saturday, March 5
The Artist as Activist: Opening Reception
6–8pm, Broad MSU
Join us in celebrating The Artist as Activist, the first major museum exhibition to bring together a comprehensive body of work by Tayeba Begum Lipi and Mahbubur Rahman. The public reception will include brief curatorial remarks by Curator and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs Caitlín Doherty.

Sunday, March 6
Acoustic Lunch: Megan Palmer, Nellie Clay, and Brendan Doherty
12:30pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with Megan Palmer, Nellie Clay, and Brendan Doherty who will offer a preview of his evening concert at the Pump House. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts, held monthly at the neighborhood-run listening room in East Lansing.

Tuesday, March 8
Tai Chi Exercises at the Broad MSU
12:30–1:30pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Free with registration
Stretch your mind, body, and spirit with Tai Chi at the Broad MSU! Join us as award-winning instructor Belinda Thurston (Just B Yoga, Lansing)  guides you through a lunchtime moving meditation. Offered in conjunction with the Health4U program at Michigan State University.

Wednesday, March 9
Bookworms at the Broad MSU
10:30-11:30am, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Join us for storytime and an art activity in honor of Youth Arts Month and Reading Month! Bring your eyes, ears, and imaginations to the Broad MSU for a morning of creative fun. Recommended for ages 2–5.

Friday, March 11
Global Music Fest
5–8pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
The Third Annual Michigan Global Roots Music Festival will be making its first stop at the Broad MSU! This three day, multi-city festival invites families to immerse themselves in music from around the globe, including the Middle East, West Africa, Japan, and the Celtic nations.

Wednesday, March 16
BroadPOP Studio
2–4pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Add some flair that sports your cause or expresses your mood! This month we’re cutting, tearing, and altering to make one-of-a-kind pin-back buttons featuring collage artwork by you. Offered monthly, BroadPop Studio puts a little DIY in your day.

Thursday, March 17
Zine Workshop with Josh Burford
4–6pm, New Media Gallery
Josh Burford, Queer historian and archivist from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will lead you through the history of the zine, from its beginnings with political activist Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, to riot girrrl in the 1990s with the explosion of feminist subculture, to the dynamic e-zines we see today. Participants will have the chance to share in the creation of a group zine and its content will focus on issues related to LGBTQ community.

Friday, March 18
Broad Underground Film Series
7pm, New Media Gallery
This month’s theme, As Found: Fragments from the Anarchive, is presented by MSU faculty members Justus Nieland and Josh Yumibe featuring artists Joseph Cornell, Ken Jacobs, Bruce Conner, Gustav Deutsch, Martin Arnold, and Peter Tscherkassky. The Broad Underground Film Series offers monthly screenings exploring Video Art and experimental and avant-garde film from its earliest developments up to the present day. An ongoing, collaboration between the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum and Film Studies and English faculty at Michigan State University, the Broad Underground Film Series is presented alongside Moving Time: Video Art at 50, 1965-2015 on view through February 14, 2016.

Sunday, March 20
New in Student Performance
2pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Join Arts and Humanities major Frances Master as she performs an indie-pop music set, including original hit Nothing Changed. This monthly series features MSU students as the Education Wing becomes a laboratory to develop and showcase their creative research.

Wednesday, March 23
Altered Tour: The Artist as Activist
7pm, Broad MSU
Don’t miss this Altered Tour of The Artist as Activist as we explore themes related to the work of Tayeba Begum Lipi and Mahbubur Rahman. The Altered Tour series at the Broad MSU invites scholars and experts across a multitude of disciplines to give guided tours of exhibitions through a non-art centered approach.

Thursday, March 31
Pop-Up Stories at the Broad MSU
6–7:30pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Have you ever taken a gamble and won? Has good fortune (or great timing) helped you in remarkable ways? Attend as an audience member or prepare your five-minute story about a time when luck was on your side. Have a tale to tell? Email Current State producer April Van Buren at avanburen@wkar.org. WKAR Current State host Mark Bashore will be hosting the event and light refreshments will be available. Pop-Up Stories is a collaboration between Current State from WKAR, MSU's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, and community partners.