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
$35 Members│$45 Public
Purchase tickets here
Explore the art of creative container gardening with Daedre Craig, Annual Trial Garden Manager at the MSU Horticulture Gardens. Enjoy food and drinks as Craig explains the benefits and versatility of container gardening! Afterward, let your imagination bloom with a "make-and-take" activity as you learn how to incorporate design elements like plant color and texture into your garden. Cost is per person and includes food, two drink tickets, flowers and planting materials, and professional instruction as you make your container arrangement to take home. Space is limited so reserve your spot today — tickets available here. Support for this event is provided by O’Leary Paint.

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.

September 2014

Friday, September 5
Bike n’ Brew at The Broad MSU

6–9 PM
Free and open to the public
The Broad MSU and MSU Bikes host an evening of biking, brewing, music and art! The entirely bike and solar powered brewery Windmill Pointe Brewing employs Broad visitors’ pedal power to cook up a special brew using local hops from Top Hops Farm. Learn a little bit about hop growing while you rock out to live bands brought to you by City Pulse and The Impact 89FM.

Saturday, September 6
Family Day

12–4 PM, Education Wing
Free and open to the public
Join us for Family Day at the Broad MSU! Enjoy hands-on activities and make projects based on works on view in the museum. Learn more about our current exhibitions during our Family Tour at 1 PM or check out one of our in-house iPads and go on a museum scavenger hunt! This month's live musical performance will feature the East Lansing-based percussion ensemble Drum Crazy. Family Day is presented by Farm Bureau Insurance.

Sunday, September 14
New in Student Production: Time Machine and The Director

2–4 PM, Education Wing
Free and open to the public
Two short films by student filmmaker David Smalldon. Time Machine was featured as a top 15 selection in the 2013 Capital City Film Festival Fortnight Film Contest.

Friday, September 19
John Akomfrah: Imaginary Possessions

Artist Talk at 6 PM, Reception to follow, Education Wing
Free and open to the public
Join us in welcoming filmmaker and artist, John Akomfrah, to the Broad MSU for the celebration of his exhibition John Akomfrah: Imaginary Possessions. Akomfrah will be in conversation with Broad MSU Assistant Curator, Yesomi Umolu, where they will be discussing his extensive body of work, including an in-depth look at Peripeteia (2012), Psyche (2012), and Transfigured Night (2013), three works included in the exhibition. For more on John Akomfrah: Imaginary Possessions, click here.

Wednesday, September 24
Efe Bes and Bambuti Bass!

4–6 PM, Sculpture Garden
Free and open to the public
Detroit-based Efe Bes and his Bambuti troupe combine traditional African drumming and dance with elements of hip hop, house, jazz, and techno. Bambuti is a drum and dance performance that blends traditional African drumming and dance of many African groups. Bes is known internationally for his evolutionary African rhythms and innovative drumming style. In conjunction with the exhibition, John Akomfrah: Imaginary Possessions, on view from September 19 – February 1, 2015.