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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. 

September

Saturday, September 3
Family Day, Presented by Farm Bureau Insurance
11am–3pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
First Saturday means Family Day at the Broad MSU! Where do stories bloom and imaginations grow? Join us as we make art in celebration of our outdoor art collection, the Broad MSU Sculpture Garden! Don’t miss a special family tour at 1pm. Family Day is always FREE and open the public.

Friday, September 9
Altered Tour: Detroit Floodwaters and the work of Gideon Mendel
7pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Gideon Mendel’s striking photographs of flood victims from his current exhibition, Drowning World, were captured in locations from around the world. On August 11, 2014, Detroit, MI resembled one of those locations. Join us as Kimberly Hill Knott, Director of Policy with Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice, helps us understand the flood that President Obama declared a major disaster. Find out who the victims were, what’s happening to prevent future disasters, and why some areas are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

Tuesday, September 13
Artist Talk: Sam Jury
7pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Join artist Sam Jury as she talks about her latest work and recent installation, To Be Here, on view at the Broad MSU through November 27. This video and sound installation focuses on Sahrawi refugees living in the Boujdour Camp near Tindouf, Algeria. In addition, the artist will be joined by Suban Nur Cooley, an MSU PhD candidate and writer, spoken word artist, and storyteller to discuss issues of representation, framing, and the female experience as depicted in Jury’s work. Presented in collaboration with the City of East Lansing and MSU's One Book, One Community under this year’s theme, Faces of Migration: The Human Experience, a new video by the artist will also be screened, featuring text from OBOC author Ben Rawlence’s book City of Thorns. The lecture is also planned in conjunction with MSU’s Art, Art History, and Design Guest Lecture Series.

Tuesday, September 13
Sam Jury: Offsite Interventions
Sam Jury’s installation, To Be Here, extends beyond the walls of the museum as a part of her contribution to the One Book, One Community initiative. Never-before-seen vignettes from her time spent in the refugee camps in Algeria await discovery on select public screens across MSU’s campus and the Greater Lansing Area. There is also a special exhibit at the MSU Library which includes Sahrawi artifacts from the library’s collection.

Thursday, September 15
Eye on Africa Seminar: Sam Jury
12pm, International Center Rm 201 (427 N Shaw Lane, East Lansing)
As part of the MSU African Studies Center's Eye on Africa series, Sam Jury will screen a version of her film To Be Here and discuss the experience, dilemmas, ethics and morality of making an artwork in a refugee camp as an outsider. As part of this discussion Jury will open up a critique of the film to explore the broader subject of the role visual representation plays in our understanding of others, notably in the context of conflict and displacement. The Eye on Africa seminar series fosters a participatory environment where audience members are encouraged to join in the discussion.

Friday, September 16
Broad Underground: East of Borneo, Early Abstractions, and Flights of Fancy
7pm, Broad MSU Sculpture Garden
Join us for the season premiere of the Broad Underground film series and enjoy a wonderful evening of film and live music outside in the Sculpture Garden. Screenings will include the work of Joseph Cornell and Harry Smith and feature live musical accompaniment by Lyn Goeringer, Ricardo Lorenz, and special guests. Broad Underground is an ongoing collaboration between the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum and Film Studies and English faculty at MSU. This year’s partnering venues include The Robin Theatre in REO Town and (SCENE) Metrospace in East Lansing. Stay tuned for information on our season finale at Abrams Planetarium!

Saturday, September 17
FIND US at Michigan Blues Fest
1–5pm, Old Town (Lansing)
Find us at our activity table in the children’s area of Michigan Blues Fest! We’ll be decorating frisbees and keeping the spirit of summer aloft. Don’t forget to tag us using #BroadLovesLansing and @BroadMSU. #BroadLovesLansing: Make art today, see art tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 21
BroadPOP Studio
2–4pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
The studio is open! Join us this fall as we experiment with creative ways to see our world. This month we’ll see with our ears and discover what sound looks like. BroadPOP Studio fosters discovery through community art making and experimentation. Don’t forget to tag us using #BroadPOP and @BroadMSU!

Thursday, September 22
Acoustic Lunch: Jon Brooks
12:30pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with Jon Brooks who will offer a preview of his evening concert at the Pump House. Jon’s album, The Smiling and Beautiful Countryside, is a haunting album of rural Canadian murder ballads. Need we say more? With a sound that passes smoothly from folk roots and into the future of the genre, Jon tells us what we need to hear using contemporary language and a determined, percussive drive. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts.

Wednesday, September 28
Drawing Marathon
9am–7pm, Broad MSU • 7–9pm, (SCENE) Metrospace, East Lansing
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum and Department of Art, Art History, and Design at MSU enthusiastically announce their annual Drawing Marathon! This non-stop drawing extravaganza features seven drawing stations, guided and collaborative drawing, costumed models and live, performance-inspired drawing prompts, as well as an after party at (SCENE) Metrospace (because the drawing should never end, right?!).

October

Saturday, October 1
Family Day, Presented by Farm Bureau Insurance
11am–3pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
First Saturday means Family Day at the Broad MSU! It’s Maker Week in Lansing! Join us as we transform the Education Wing into an art studio in celebration of the many ways artists tinker, experiment, and create. Family Day is always FREE and open the public.

Tuesday, October 4
Water Moves MSU Reception
6pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Join us in celebrating the launch of Water Moves MSU, this year’s thematic year of arts and cultural programming, organized by the Cultural Engagement Council. This initiative fosters and celebrates cultural and artistic expression inspired by water including conservation efforts, scientific research, and sustainability. The evening will include a look at the Broad MSU’s outdoor, site-specific installations of photographs by artist Gideon Mendel along the banks of the Red Cedar River.

Friday, October 7
Acoustic Lunch: Don Henry & Craig Carothers
12:30pm, Education Wing
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with Don Henry and Craig Carothers who will offer a preview of their evening concert at the Pump House. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts.

Friday, October 7
Altered Tour: Watersheds, Rivers, and Wheels
7pm, Starting from the Broad MSU West Plaza
Ride with us and explore the Red Cedar River on two wheels! With Gideon Mendel’s Drowning World: Red Cedar River Project as our backdrop, we’ll ride our bikes from campus along the Lansing River Trail to where the Red Cedar River meets the Grand River. On our way, we’ll talk to MSU professionals to identify and understand our watershed and find out what’s being done to reduce pollutant runoff in our rivers. From our bikes, we’ll also consider our daily activities and how they contribute to changes in our environment. The Red Cedar River Project is a partnership with MSU’s Cultural Engagement Council, the organizing body behind this year’s thematic year of arts and cultural programming entitled Water Moves MSU. The year-long initiative fosters and celebrates cultural and artistic expression inspired by water including conservation efforts, scientific research, and sustainability.

Sunday, October 9
New in Student Performance
2pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
This monthly series features MSU students as the Education Wing becomes a laboratory to develop and showcase their creative research. Whether it’s music, dance, poetry, film, or something we haven’t even thought of yet, this is your chance to show us what you’ve got and support creative Spartans!

Friday, October 14
MSU 2016 Homecoming: Spartans for Life
4:30–6:30pm, West Plaza
Stop by the museum before the 2016 Homecoming Parade and create your own Spartan keepsake! Let your Sparty spirit fly with a one-of-a-kind pennant. We’ll be out with our screen-printing cart, celebrating our community and making unique mementos of green and white. Join us, remember this homecoming forever, and be Spartans for Life.

Sunday, October 16
Walking Tour of Gideon Mendel’s Drowning World: Red Cedar River Project
1pm, Broad MSU
Put on your walking shoes and join us for a special tour of Gideon Mendel’s Red Cedar River Project! Enjoy the autumn views along the Red Cedar River while learning more about Mendel’s Drowning World and why the location of these massive photos is relevant to the message of his work. The tour will depart from the Broad MSU’s Visitor Services desk and extend just beyond “the falls” behind the Administration Building on campus. This installation is a partnership with MSU’s Cultural Engagement Council, the organizing body behind this year’s thematic year of arts and cultural programming entitled Water Moves MSU. The year-long initiative fosters and celebrates cultural and artistic expression inspired by water including conservation efforts, scientific research, and sustainability.

Wednesday, October 19
BroadPOP Studio
2–4pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
The studio is open! Join us this fall as we experiment with creative ways to see our world. This month we’ll further our exploration of sound by making our own recordings and sharing with others around the globe. BroadPOP Studio fosters discovery through community art making and experimentation. Don’t forget to tag us using #BroadPOP and @BroadMSU!

Saturday, October 22
State of Art 2016: Benefit Gala
VIP: 6–11pm, After Dark: 8–11pm
Join us for our annual gala benefitting the Broad MSU’s mission to engage art as a vehicle for understanding and connection. Includes a seated dinner, performances by experimental art and magic duo A.Bandit, a fashion show presented by MSU Apparel and Textile Design students, art-making, live music, and State of Art: After Dark (8–11pm). Learn more and purchase tickets at: broadmuseum.msu.edu/gala

Wednesday, October 26
Broad Underground: Wavelengths
7pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Michael Snow's 1967 Wavelength is a beautiful and disconcerting study of space. The experience of a New York City loft is inexorably framed by the artist’s masterful use of the “long zoom.” In the 2003 remix, WVLNT (Wavelength for Those Who Don't Have the Time), Snow transforms his original, spatial investigation into a meditation of surface and translucency that speaks to the media saturated world in which we live. The Broad Underground Film Series is an ongoing collaboration between the Broad MSU and Film Studies and English faculty at MSU. This year’s partnering venues include The Robin Theatre in REO Town and (SCENE) Metrospace in East Lansing. Stay tuned for information on our season finale at Abrams Planetarium!

Thursday, October 27
ArachnoBROADia!
5–8pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Join us for a night of frightening fun for all ages as the Broad MSU celebrates East Lansing’s Great Pumpkin Walk! Try your hand at some ghoulish games, make halloween-themed crafts, and sink your fangs into scary snacks. Plus, learn more about your favorite creepy crawly creatures with our friends from MSU’s Bug House!