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.

Every Saturday and Sunday

Public Tours
1 PM and 3 PM, 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 3 PM. 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.

May 2015

Saturday, May 30
Be A Tourist In Your Own Town
Become a Lansing tourist and get your “passport” stamped at the Broad MSU on Be a Tourist in Your Own Town day on May 30! One of 70 local attractions, the Broad MSU will be a destination for interacting with exhibitions, Broad MSU staff, and fellow community members. While visiting for BATYOT, take part in the launch of #BroadLovesLansing, our invitation to visit us in locations all over Lansing this summer and share your experience.

June 2015

Thursday, June 4
A Living Collection: Highlights from the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
7 PM, Education Wing
Free and open to the public
How does a museum collection grow? Stroll through highlights from the past, present, and future of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum’s collection with Curator and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs Caitlín Doherty. Learn more about how we are developing our expansive collection with contemporary art of our time. 

Friday, June 5
Acoustic Lunch: Nathan Bell
12:30 PM, Education Wing
Free and open to the public
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with musician Nathan Bell at this special preview of his evening concert at the Pump House. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts, held monthly at the neighborhood-run listening room located in the Bailey Neighborhood at 368 Orchard Street in East Lansing. Stay updated on Pump House Concerts here.

Saturday, June 6
Family Day, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance
12–4 PM, Education Wing
Free and open to the public
Ever wonder where works of art in a museum come from? Let’s find out! Learn more about the Broad MSU’s collecting practices and how a museum can grow its collection. Join us in celebrating The Broad Gift, featuring works from our collection generously gifted by The Broad Art Foundation. Plus, grab some fresh air outside as we learn more about pieces in our sculpture garden! Family Day is presented by Farm Bureau Insurance and takes place on first Saturdays at the Broad MSU.

Saturday, June 6
FIND US at Pumpstock
2–8 PM, Bailey Park (300 Bailey St, East Lansing MI)
Free and open to the public
We’re heading out of the museum and into town this summer! On Saturday, June 6, find us visualizing sound at the Pumpstock American Roots Festival. Stop by for music, local food vendors, and family activities. Learn more here.

Friday, June 12
Defining Horizons: American Landscape Photography
7 PM, Second Level Galleries
Free and open to the public
Let art historian Laura Smith lead you through the history of the American landscape. This guided tour tracks the emergence and evolution of American landscape photography from the 1860s to the present through works from the Broad MSU’s collection presented in Trevor Paglen: The Genres.

Saturday, June 13
Focus on the Collection
2 PM, Dr. Milton E. and Beth E. Muelder Collectors’ Lobby (Lower Level)
Free and open to the public
Find out what happens when a proverb and performance art collide as our Education Assistant, Kristin McCool presents Zhu Ming’s To Add One Meter to an Anonymous Mountain. Learn more about this work which documents a pivotal moment in the history of performance art in China.

Sunday, June 14
Michael Rush Memorial Service
2 PM, Broad MSU
Please join us for a public memorial service to pay tribute to the life and professional legacy of Founding Director, Michael Rush. Remarks will begin at 2:30 pm in the Sculpture Garden, followed by a reception in the Education Wing. Up-to-date information on the memorial service and information about how donations in Michael’s memory may be made toward the Michael Rush Prize for Creative Exploration are available at Please RSVP by June 5.

Wednesday, June 17
Day Trip to the DIA
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Purchase tickets here
Join the Broad MSU as we travel to the Detroit Institute of Arts for an exclusive look at Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit. Cost is per person and includes round-trip transportation via motor coach, discounted museum admission, a private 30-minute lecture, a guided audio tour of the exhibition, and a catered lunch. Tickets must be purchased by June 3 and fees are non-refundable after May 31. Space for this trip is limited, so reserve your spot today! See pricing information below or contact Sandra Szymanski at (517) 884-3914 or with questions.

Curators’ and Director’s Club: $65.00 per person
All Other Members: $80.00 per person
Non-Member: $100.00 per person

Saturday, June 20
Kozmik Picnik and Second Line Parade
1 PM Picnic / 2:30 PM Parade, Sculpture Garden
Free and open to the public
Visit us while you’re out at the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival for a special concert. Bring a blanket, snacks, and good vibes for a jazzy afternoon with Chicago-based vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz. We’ll follow it up with a Second Line Parade led by the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys starting at the museum and ending at Ann Street Plaza. The second line is a New Orleans tradition where groups follow the grand marshal and brass band, dancing, twirling parasols, waving handkerchiefs, and handing out beads to all.

Thursday, June 25
The Art of Brewing: Beer Edition
6 PM, Broad MSU
Tickets on sale now!
The art of brewing continues with our second event on Thursday, June 25. Explore the art of beer with Matt Jason and Jeremy Sprague, Founders of Sleepwalker Spirits and Ale in Lansing. Learn about the art behind this process and what goes into brewing different varieties, all while trying Sleepwalker beers made with local products!

Saturday, June 27
Yoga at the Broad MSU
11 AM, Sculpture Garden
Free with advanced registration
Stretch your mind, body, and spirit in the Sculpture Garden this summer at the Broad MSU! Join us on the fourth Saturday of the month as local yoga instructors guide you through morning practice. Please bring your own mat; free with registration. Visit us all summer for more yoga on July 25 and August 22!

Looking Ahead

Friday, September 25
The Art of Brewing: Coffee Edition
6 PM, Broad MSU
Tickets on sale now!
Join us Friday, September 25, for the conclusion of our art of brewing series. Explore the art and alchemy of coffee with Cara Nader, Owner of Strange Matter Coffee Co. in Lansing. Watch Cara and her team demonstrate the artistry of pour-over brewing while you sample the coffee voted "Lansing People's Choice" for Michigan's best coffee.