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. 

September 2014

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

6–9 PM
Free and open to the public
The Broad MSU, MSU Sustainability, 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
Bambuti features Efe Bes

6–7 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.