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. 

November 2014

Saturday, November 1
Family Day
12–4 PM, Education Wing
Free and open to the public
First Saturday means Family Day, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance! See some art and show some heart as we team up with the Art for Charlie Foundation! Enjoy artworks created by local children and participate in a collaborative art exhibition. All works on view will be available for purchase through the foundation’s annual auction held later in the month — visit for more information.

Saturday, November 8
Collection Show & Tell
2 PM, Lower Level: Dr. Milton E. and Beth E. Muelder Collectors’ Lobby
Free and open to the public
In this ongoing series, someone from the Broad MSU crew will select a work from our collection and share with you what they think is special about it. This month, docent Maria Adleman discusses Cryptic Confessions: The Answer by Betye Saar.

Sunday, November 9
New in Student Production Sunday
2-4 PM, Education Wing
Free and open to the public
The Broad MSU invites students to utilize our Education Wing as a place to showcase what they have been working on recently and to show it off! This month, join us for the classical & jazz instrumental duo featuring Oleg Bezuglov on violin and Natalia Bezuglova on piano. The performance opens with Bach's Three Partitas for solo violin, with a 15-minute break at 1 PM, followed by Brahms's violin concerto for violin and piano.

Friday, November 14
East Lansing 2030 | Collegeville Re-Envisioned Exhibition Opening
6:30 PM, Julie and Edward J. Minskoff Gallery
Free and open to the public
Celebrate the opening of the innovative exhibition, East Lansing 2030 | Collegeville Re-Envisioned! Eight of the nation's most forward-thinking architects, landscape architects, and urban designers have come together to explore ways to re-envision East Lansing as we know it. Enjoy refreshments while speaking with the curator and designers about their ideas and presentation of how they have imagined "Collegeville" as it could exist in the coming decades. Learn more about the exhibition here.

Saturday, November 15
9:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Education Wing
Free and open to the public
Join the participants of East Lansing 2030 | Collegeville Re-Envisioned in a collaborative event that investigates how a university and a city together shape a place—and through that the future of our community. Look closely at East Lansing and MSU alongside the architects and designers. Discuss their experiences developing projects for the exhibition. Learn more about design and how it can help a community envision and move towards a desired future, and develop your own vision of what East Lansing will be and how it will get there. Come to add your voice to the discussion or come just to listen. Come for a few minutes or come for the entire morning.

Exhibition Participants
Jules Dingle and Jeff Goldstein, Principals of DIGSAU, Philadelphia
Martin Felsen, Principal of UrbanLAb, Chicago
Jeff Day, Principal of Min|Day, San Francisco and Omaha
Claire Weisz, Principal of WXY Architecture + Urban Design, NYC

9:30 AM | Coffee and Bagels

10:00 AM | City of the Arts
Exploration of East Lansing’s identity

11:00 AM | Home of MSU
Panel discussion of the university’s civic role

12:00 PM | My East Lansing
Documentation of visions for East Lansing’s future

Wednesday, November 19
The Art of Observation
6–8 PM, Education Wing
$35 Members • $45 Public | Purchase tickets here
Explore different ways of seeing with the art of observation featuring MSU Associate Professor of Painting, Teresa Dunn. Enjoy food and drinks as Dunn creates a visual mashup of collage and real objects through a charcoal drawing and teaches you how to do the same! Cost is per person and includes food, two drink tickets, an event take away, and professional demonstration by Professor Dunn. Space is limited, so purchase your tickets today!

Future Returns Documentary Film Series                                                       
In conjunction with Future Returns: Contemporary Art From China, the Broad MSU will present five documentary films that portray daily life in contemporary China, while considering the entangled relationship of its past, present, and future. Following each film screening, the audience is invited to join in dialogue facilitated by Michigan State University faculty members who are engaged in the study of China. First in the series will be Flood by Dong Jun.

Tuesday, November 25
Flood, Director: Dong Jun (2008, 90 min.)
7 PM, Education Wing
Free and open to the public
Addressing the impact of water conservancy and flood prevention programs initiated by the Chinese government, director Dong Jun introduces us to the people living along Weihe River’s southern region. Flood looks closely at the first dam constructed in China 40 years ago and uncovers how the Sanmen Gorge Dam dramatically altered the Weihe River and the livelihood of those living off the surrounding land.