All events are free and open to the public and take place in the Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing unless noted.

Free Public Tours: Every Saturday and Sunday, 1pm and 3pm
Free and open to the public
It is not really magic. But for many, it is the greatest trick ever seen. Stop by the MSU Broad for docent-led tours featuring our current exhibition The Transported Man and uncover how artists transform ordinary objects into art. Offered every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm and 3pm.

October

Friday, October 6, 6–8pm
Field Station: Duane Linklater Opening Reception and Artist Conversation
Meet the artist at the opening reception of Field Station: Duane Linklater. At 7pm, Assistant Curator Carla Acevedo-Yates will lead a conversation with Linklater. An Omaskêko Cree artist from Moose Cree First Nation, Linklater will present an installation of new and recent work that addresses issues of cultural loss and recovery of indigenous language, culture, and history.

Saturday, October 7, 11am–3pm 
Family Day: Disguise
First Saturday means Family Day at the MSU Broad! This month we’re proud to be a part of Lansing Maker Week 2017. Play with us as we create silly, spooky, and surprising disguises! Family Day is always free and open to the public. Presented by Farm Bureau Insurance.

Sunday, October 8, 5–6pm
New in Student Performance: Santiago Laserna
Santiago is a Spartan hailing from Bolivia where he was awarded two RockandBol Awards including Best Debut Album in 2011, and Best Rock Song in 2013. His hit single Never Let Me Go, currently boasts over 78,000 hits on YouTube and was the number one single in Bolivia on various charts. This monthly series features MSU students as they develop and showcase their creative talents.

Wednesday, October 11, 1–2pm
Bookworms at the Broad: Mystery
Bring your eyes, ears, and imaginations to the MSU Broad for story time and creative fun inspired by this month's theme, mystery! Bookworms is a collaboration with the East Lansing Public Library. Recommended for ages 2–5.

Saturday, October 14, 12:30pm
Acoustic Lunch: Chris Buhalis and Dave Boutette
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with Dave Boutette and Chris Buhalis. Blending schools of American roots and popular music, Dave’s songs testify to the power of true love, rebirth, snowplows, and migrating fish. Chris is a singer and songwriter from Detroit, MI, whose country folk leanings are simple and direct. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts.

Sunday, October 15, 5–7pm
Everyday Magic: Games for Art Nerds
Find new fun on a Sunday evening with this interactive experience of The Transported Man. Sift through stacks of ordinary objects to use in your own audio recording, photograph, writing, or sculpture.

Friday, October 20, 7pm
Broad Underground Film Series: Art Work: Three Views from Detroit
The Robin Theatre (REO Town)
Join Detroit-based filmmaker Julia Yezbick for a screening of three short films, featuring Into the Hinterlands, an experimental documentary about the Hinterlands, a Detroit-based performance ensemble whose physical practice reaches through and beyond the body towards the ecstatic unknown. Broad Underground is an ongoing collaboration between the MSU Broad, Film Studies program, and Department of English at MSU. This year’s partnering venue is The Robin Theatre in REO Town, Lansing. Stay tuned for information on our season finale at Abrams Planetarium! Special thanks to the Lansing Public Media Center.

Wednesday, October 25, 5–7pm
Student Coffee Hour
The MSU Broad isn’t just about looking at art—it’s a social space, too! Our monthly coffee hours are open to all students. Join us in the Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing for free coffee and to connect with other Spartans! See you again on: Nov. 15, Jan. 24, Feb. 21, and Mar. 21.

Sunday, October 29, 11am
Broad Wellness: Creative Self-Care
Free with online registration
Transform everyday stress into well-being by moving with beauty at the MSU Broad. The Creative Self-Care experience is instructed by Heather Vaughan-Southard and uses pilates therapy and somatic dance to create a grounding sense in one’s body and offer tools for authentic expression through movement. Bodies and movers of all kinds and levels encouraged.

Monday, October 30, 5–8pm
ArachnoBROADia
Join us for a night of frightening fun for all ages as the MSU Broad celebrates East Lansing’s Great Pumpkin Walk! Try your hand at some ghoulish games, make halloween-themed crafts, and learn more about your favorite creepy crawly creatures with our friends from the MSU Bug House!

November

Saturday, November 4, 11am–3pm 
Family Day: Celebrate
First Saturday means Family Day at the MSU Broad! The MSU Broad is turning five! Join us as we celebrate art, architecture, and our amazing community (that’s you!) with a big birthday party. Family Day is always FREE and open to the public. Presented by Farm Bureau Insurance.

Sunday, November 5, 12:30pm
Acoustic Lunch: Jen Sygit and Sam Corbin
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with Jen Sygit and Sam CorbinEarthwork Music Collective has said, “to hear Jen Sygit sing reminds us that old souls do live in young minds.” With a style tuned to Americana, Sam Corbin writes honest and thought-provoking songs with themes of love, loss, and human struggles. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts.

Sunday, November 5, 5–6pm
New in Student Performance: Michael Matias Brimmer 
Music for Meditation: an Exercise in Active Listening
Michael is a fourth-year studio art major in the Art, Art History, and Design department. His experimental sound performance will attune our consciousness to the aural sensory experience. This monthly series features MSU students as they develop and showcase their creative talents. 

Wednesday, November 8, 1–2pm
Bookworms at the Broad: Birthdays
Bring your eyes, ears, and imaginations to the MSU Broad for story time and creative fun inspired by this month's theme, birthdays! Bookworms is a collaboration with the East Lansing Public Library. Recommended for ages 2–5.

Friday, November 10, 10am
Sense of Self: Accessible Art Symposium
Join us for an exploration of sensory perception, identity, and accessibility hosted by Exceptions, an MSU-based literary and art journal that showcases the perspectives of visually impaired and blind individuals. Keynote offered by renowned disabilities scholar Dr. Georginia Kleege. Her collection of personal essays, Sight Unseen, offers an autobiographical account of Kleege’s own blindness alongside a cultural critique of how blindness is represented in literature, film, and language. Visit Exceptions online for a full symposium schedule. Participants are invited to join us at 5pm for the Exceptions: Accessible Art exhibition featuring student-made art and literature to experience with your eyes and hands.

Friday, November 10, 5pm
Exceptions: Accessible Art Exhibition
Experience art from a different perspective with this hands-on one-night exhibition featuring student-made art from the Department of Art, Art History, and Design and literature from the Department of English that bridges painting and poetry. Blind and sighted guests alike are invited to experience the artwork with their eyes and their hands. Hosted by Exceptions, an MSU-based literary and art journal that showcases the perspectives of visually impaired and blind individuals.

Wednesday, November 15, 5–7pm
Student Coffee Hour
The MSU Broad isn’t just about looking at art—it’s a social space, too! Our monthly coffee hours are open to all students. Join us in the Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing for free coffee and to connect with other Spartans! See you again on: Jan. 24, Feb. 21, and Mar. 21.

Friday, November 17, 7pm
Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw Opening Reception
Explore our newest exhibition and enjoy a performance at 7:30pm by Jim Shaw and Cary Loren, original members of the band Destroy All Monsters. Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw is the first exhibition to feature never-before-seen works by both artists that draw from their upbringing in Michigan.

Friday, November 17, 7pm
Broad Underground Film Series: Spoils
The Robin Theatre (REO Town)
Join us for an evening of avant-garde with four short films that focus on colonialism and various forms of material extraction. Broad Underground is an ongoing collaboration between the MSU Broad, Film Studies program, and Department of English at MSU. This year’s partnering venue is The Robin Theatre in REO Town, Lansing. Special Thanks to the Lansing Public Media Center. Stay tuned for information on our season finale at Abrams Planetarium!

Sunday, November 19, 11am
Broad Wellness: Creative Self-Care
Free with online registration
Transform everyday stress into well-being by moving with beauty at the MSU Broad. The Creative Self-Care experience is instructed by Heather Vaughan-Southard and uses pilates therapy and somatic dance to create a grounding sense in one’s body and offer tools for authentic expression through movement. Bodies and movers of all kinds and levels encouraged.

Monday, November 20, 6pm
MSU Symphony Orchestra: Pulcinella by Igor Stravinsky
Experience the the awe-inspiring sound of the MSU Symphony Orchestra at the MSU Broad. Stravinsky’s neoclassical ballet premiered in Paris on May 15, 1920 with original set and costume design by Pablo Picasso. Stravinsky wrote of this work, "Pulcinella was my discovery of the past, the epiphany through which the whole of my late work became possible.”