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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.

Summer Art Camp is here!
Bring your imagination and creativity to art camp this summer at the Broad MSU! Sessions available for ages 6–8, 9–11, middle school, and high school. Click here to learn more about Summer Art Camp: broadmuseum.msu.edu/summerartcamp

June

Friday, June 3
Yan Xing Public Reception
5–8pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
While you’re out in East Lansing for Arts Night Out, stop by the Broad MSU to celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition by Yan Xing. Exploring the complex construction and deconstruction of artworks, this exhibition points to his ongoing fascination with art history, literature, politics, and philosophy. Including works in a variety of media from video to installation, Yan Xing confronts art history and its dominant theories, questioning established canons and taxonomies, and encouraging multiple readings and layers of understanding. On view through October 16.

Saturday, June 4
Be A Tourist In Your Own Town
10am–5pm, Broad MSU
What’s silver and shiny with art all around? The Broad MSU! Bring your passport and get a stamp! Have fun learning with our all-ages scavenger hunt. Our friendly and knowledgeable docents will be on hand to answer questions. While you’re here, stop by a special edition of Family Day to create artwork inspired by your community! Learn more: lansing.org/events/batyot/

Saturday, June 4
Family Day, Presented by Farm Bureau Insurance
10am–5pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
First Saturday means Family Day at the Broad MSU! Out and about for Be A Tourist In Your Own Town? Stop by our special edition of Family Day to create artwork inspired by your community! Family Day is Presented by Farm Bureau Insurance.

Friday, June 10
Altered Tour: The Perfect Mix
7–8pm, Dr. Milton E. and Beth E. Muelder Collectors’ Lobby (Lower Level)
Take a closer look at one of the crucial components of making this building the largest piece in our collection. Glenn Granger, President and CEO of Michigan-based Granger Construction Company, speaks to the challenges and rewards in fulfilling Zaha Hadid’s vision of a perfect, concrete surface. The Altered Tour series invites scholars and experts across a multitude of disciplines to give guided tours of exhibitions through a non-art centered approach.

Wednesday, June 15
Broad POP Studio: Art in the Streets
2–4pm, West Plaza
Be a part of the Art Movement. Summer’s here and we're hitting the streets. We’ll be traversing the Greater Lansing landscape with our custom-built hot pink cart searching for creative minds and committing random acts of art. Join us for our inaugural run just outside the museum! Hang out. Make art. Give that art to someone you’ve never met. We’ll be drawing, printing, writing, scrapping, talking, making music, and doing whatever else moves us.

Saturday, June 18
Kozmic Picnik & Second Line Parade, East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival
12–3:30pm, Sculpture Garden
Join us on the lawn for an out-of-this-world musical experience! Unfold your blankets and expand your minds. Our friends at the Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor have brought us some far-out talent for this year’s event. While enjoying the music, be sure the whole family visits our activity area to decorate parasols and handkerchiefs for the Second Line parade. Adorned as a traditional, New Orleans style Second Line, we’ll flaunt our custom made flair as we shuffle, stomp, and march our way up Grand River Avenue.

Schedule:
12–3pm: Activity Table: Parasols & Handkerchiefs
12pm: Ken Kozora Quartet
1:10pm: Tomeka Reid Quartet
2:20pm: Universal Indians w/ Joe McPhee
3:10pm: Gabriel Brass Band, leading the BAM ‘Second Line’

Kozmic Picnik performance selections were made by Deanna Relyea, Artistic Director of Kerrytown Concert House and Edgefest in Ann Arbor, MI.

Saturday, June 25
Yoga at the Broad MSU
11am, Sculpture Garden
Free with advanced registration
Stretch your mind, body, and spirit in the Sculpture Garden this summer at the Broad MSU! Join us once a month as local yoga instructors guide you through Saturday morning yoga practice. Please bring your own mat; free with registration.

Saturday, June 25
FIND US at Delta Rocks
12–6pm
Make a cape and rock It! Visit us at our activity booth and become the super-hero (or villain) you’ve always wanted to be. Don’t forget to tag us using #BroadLovesLansing and @BroadMSU. #BroadLovesLansing: Make art today, see art tomorrow.

Saturday, June 25
Acoustic Lunch: Malcolm Holcombe
12:30pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with Malcolm Holcombe! Cut from the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, Malcolm Holcombe is an acclaimed singer-songwriter who delivers true grit and raw emotion through a heartfelt concoction of country, blues, and folk. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts.

Saturday, June 25
FIND US at the Festival of the Sun
2–11pm  
Celebrate the creative energy of the sun! Through simple, photographic experiments we’ll capture moments in time on this longest day of the year. Don’t forget to tag us using #BroadLovesLansing and @BroadMSU. #BroadLovesLansing: Make art today, see art tomorrow.

July

Saturday, July 2
Family Day, Presented by Farm Bureau Insurance
11am–3pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Become an architect for a day! Design your own structures and learn about our giant silver parallelogram as we explore the amazing art of buildings. Don’t miss a special family tour at 1pm! Family Day is Presented by Farm Bureau Insurance.

Thursday, July 14
Acoustic Lunch: Tom Mason and The Blue Buccaneers
12:30pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with Tom Mason and The Blue Buccaneers who will be offering a preview of their evening concert at the Pump House. Tom and his wild crew have sailed the world over and deliver a medley of musical styles plundered from distant shores. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts.

Saturday, July 16
FIND US at Old Town Scrapfest
12–4pm, Old Town (Lansing)
One person’s trash is another’s treasure. Using found objects from around the festival, we will be screen printing, block printing, and gel printing to make art out of scrap and capture the creative spirit of this unique Lansing event. Don’t forget to tag us using #BroadLovesLansing and @BroadMSU! #BroadLovesLansing: Make art today, see art tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 20
Broad POP Studio: Art in the Streets
2–4pm, Outside the MSU Union
Be a part of the Art Movement. Summer’s here and we’ve been hitting the streets! We’re traversing the Greater Lansing landscape with our custom-built cart searching for creative minds and committing random acts of art. Join us this month outside the MSU Union. Hang out. Make art. Give that art to someone you’ve never met. We’ll be drawing, printing, writing, scrapping, talking, making music, and doing whatever else moves us.

Saturday, July 23
Yoga at the Broad MSU
11am, Sculpture Garden
Free with advanced registration
Stretch your mind, body, and spirit in the Sculpture Garden this summer at the Broad MSU! Join us once a month as local yoga instructors guide you through Saturday morning yoga practice. Please bring your own mat; free with registration. Yoga at the Broad MSU is organized with Tara Scott (3jewelsyoga.com & dhamma4mama.com) and Lacey Ingrao (beewisefarms.com). Join us for more yoga on August 27! Visit bit.ly/shopbroadmsu to register.