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
Stop by the MSU Broad for docent-led tours of our current exhibitions, including Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw beginning Nov. 18. This exhibition includes never-before-seen works by both artists that draw from their upbringing in Michigan. Offered every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm and 3pm.

February

Thursday, February 1, 7pm
Inspiring Young Minds: Comics, Cartoons, and Other Graphic Forms of the 60s and 70s
Join Zack Kruse to uncover the comics that influenced Michigan Stories artists Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw throughout their lives, from their early adolescence to their most recent projects. Zack Kruse is a PhD candidate in MSU's English Department pursuing Comics Studies and the panel coordinator for the Michigan State University Comics Forum on Feb. 23–25, 2018.

Friday, February 2, 6pm
This Is Not A Tour of Michigan Stories
Take an unconventional look at Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw. Explore the diverse subcultures of Michigan, told through the many signs, symbols, and rituals accumulated by Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw with this offbeat, interactive tour. May contain strong language and graphic content.

Saturday, February 3, 11am–3pm
Family Day, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance
First Saturday means Family Day at the MSU Broad! Artist Andy Warhol made a point to show us our world through his eyes. Come discover the many ways Warhol and other artists have copied the world around us. Family Day is always free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 8, 7pm
Altered Tour: Trusting Memories
Michigan Stories artist Mike Kelley reconstructed every educational institution he attended through drawings and scale models, solely from memory. Join Kimberly Fenn, Associate Professor of Psychology and Principal Investigator at the MSU Sleep and Learning Lab, as she maps memory function in the brain and sheds light on the unstable and changing nature of memory. The Altered Tour series invites scholars and experts across a multitude of disciplines to give guided tours of exhibitions from a non art-centered point of view.

Sunday, February 11, 5pm
New in Student Performance: Sound in Motion 
Kynetik Quartet is saxophonists Jeffrey Leung, Connor Mikula, Tyler Young, and Jake Hewitt. Kynetik demonstrates the relevance of contemporary music through works by living composers and audience-inspired improvisations. New in Student Performance is a monthly series featuring MSU students as they develop and showcase their creative talents.

Tuesday, February 13, 7–10pm
Love is a Monster: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Party
Hey MSU—rock out with local musicians Tia Harvey, Electronic Music Workshop, and Rent Strike to destroy all notions of a corporatized holiday. Drawing inspiration from Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw, we have all the stuff to make custom cards for sharing with that special (or not-so-special) someone or screen print our Anti-Valentine’s Day artwork onto a pair of undies. The Impact 89FM will keep the music going with in-gallery listening lounges and live DJ sets. This event is supported by The Impact 89FM and the MSU LBGT Resource Center.

Wednesday, February 14, 1–2pm
Bookworms at the Broad: Photography
Bring your eyes, ears, and imaginations to the MSU Broad for story time and creative fun inspired by this month's theme, photography! Bookworms is a collaboration with the East Lansing Public Library. Recommended for ages 2–5.

Friday, February 16, 6pm
Field Station: Michael E. Smith Opening Reception and Artist Conversation
Meet the artist at the opening reception of Field Station: Michael E. Smith. At 7pm, Associate Curator Steven L. Bridges will lead a walkthrough with the artist. Smith’s sparse sculptures, compiled of discarded remnants from our society, at once betray an intimate history of human experience and offer a larger critical perspective on our ecological, social, and economic structures. Support for this series is provided by the MSU Federal Credit Union.

Wednesday, February 21, 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 from 5–7pm in the Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing for free coffee and to connect with other Spartans!

Friday, February 23, 7pm
Haiti Bride Screening | Broad Underground Film Series
The Robin Theatre
Haiti Bride (2014) by Trinidadian filmmaker Yao Ramesar tells the story of Marie Thérèse, a Haitian-born woman who returns to her homeland to meet her husband Paul, who lost his memory after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. 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. Don’t miss our season finale at Abrams Planetarium on Apr. 13, 2018!

Saturday, February 24, 12:30pm
Heather Styka | Acoustic Lunch 
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with Heather Styka, whose songs take you on a journey and sit with you all the way home. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts.

Saturday, February 24, 4pm
John C. Welchman Talk: Beam Me Down, The Aftereffects of the Psychotropic Imaginary
Using the early work and later reflections of Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw, this lecture focuses on the transmission and reception of drug-related experience and psychedelia. Welchman draws connections to other social formations including education, acculturation, coming-of-age, and visionary religious phenomena. John C. Welchman is professor of art history in the Visual Arts department at the University of California, San Diego. His books include Art After Appropriation: Essays on Art in the 1990s. He has edited three volumes collecting the writings of Mike Kelley including Mike Kelley: Interviews, Conversations, and Chit Chat, and co-authored numerous publications including On the Beyond: A Conversation between Mike Kelley, Jim Shaw and John C. Welchman.

Sunday, February 25, 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.

March

Friday, March 2, 4:30–7pm
Michigan Global Roots Music Festival
The fifth annual Michigan Global Roots Music Festival is making another stop at the MSU Broad. This multi-city festival invites families to immerse themselves in music from around the world, including the Middle East, West Africa, Japan, and the Celtic nations. This year’s line-up includes Elden Kelly with Bobby Bringi, An Dro with Irish step-dancers, and traditional Japanese music by Ken Koshio.

Saturday, March 3, 11am–3pm
Family Day: Collaborate, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance
How do artists work together? Explore collaborative art-making with your family while we learn about artists who work in similar ways! Family Day is always free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 14, 1–2pm
Bookworms at the Broad: Pattern
Bring your eyes, ears, and imaginations to the MSU Broad for story time and creative fun inspired by this month's theme, pattern! Bookworms is a collaboration with the East Lansing Public Library. Recommended for ages 2–5.

Saturday, March 17, 12:30pm
Acoustic Lunch: Joe Shields
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with Kerrville New Folk Winner Joe Shields, aka Joe Cartoon, aka Cousin Joe Twoshacks, aka the Joeman. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts.

Sunday, March 18, 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.

Sunday, March 18, 5–6pm
Monte Pride | New In Student Performance
In his fourth year studying Environmental Sustainability, Monte Pride is a Michigan-born, Michigan-based folk singer-songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist. His rich tenor voice and accomplished fingerpicking give him a sound older than his years. New in Student Performance is a monthly series featuring MSU students as they develop and showcase their creative talents.

Tuesday, March 20, 7pm
MFA Public Talks
Join Michigan State University Department of Art, Art History, and Design third-year graduate students Laura Baszynski, Jazzmyn Barbosa, and Liz Luna-Gagnon as they discuss their work included in the 2018 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, on view from March 17–April 8. Q&A to follow with MSU Broad Curatorial Assistant Georgia Erger.

Wednesday, March 21, 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 from 5–7pm in the Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing for free coffee and to connect with other Spartans!

Friday, March 23, 7pm
Beauty and the Glitch | Broad Underground Film Series
The Robin Theatre
These films explore contemporary digital experiments in animation, seeking to glitch the beautiful and find beauty in the glitch. 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. Don’t miss our season finale at Abrams Planetarium on Apr. 13, 2018!

Tuesday, March 27, 6pm
Andy Warhol: Looking Once, Looking Twice
Join Anita Skeen, MSU Professor and Director of the RCAH Center for Poetry, who will show us how to use language and personal experience to take a closer look at the work of Andy Warhol. Participants will be invited to create a piece of writing inspired by the exhibition. This event is part of the Altered Tour series, which invites scholars and experts across a multitude of disciplines to give guided tours of exhibitions from a non, art-centered point of view.

Thursday, March 29th, 7–9pm
UAB Craft Night
This month we’re getting crafty with concrete, one of the iconic materials found at the MSU Broad. Pour, decorate, and fill your own tiny concrete planter. Plants and concrete provided while supplies last. Free for all MSU students plus one guest. All must show ID.

Friday, March 30, 6pm
Meet Andy Warhol | This Is Not A Tour
Take an unconventional look at Andy Warhol: A Day in the Life. Discover the man behind the art with this offbeat, interactive tour. Warning: this tour may contain strong language, and random acts of weirdness. Participant discretion is advised.

Saturday, March 31, 4–6pm
A Conversation with John Sinclair and Cary Loren
MSU Erickson Kiva (Erickson Hall, 620 Farm Lane)
Please join John Sinclair and Cary Loren as they discuss the 1964 formation of the Detroit Artists’ Workshop, providing a unique glimpse into this revolutionary artistic moment. In the years between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Walk to Freedom down Woodward Ave. in July of 1963 and the Detroit Uprising of 1967, a dedicated group of artists led by John Sinclair banded together to make a difference in their community. Artifacts provided by Cary Loren, including photographs by Leni Sinclair and writing by John Sinclair are currently featured in the MSU Broad exhibition, Detroit Artists’ Workshop, on view through May 18, curated by Cary Loren with MSU Broad Associate Curator Steven L. Bridges. Support for this event has been generously provided by the MSU Department of History.

Author, poet, activist, and Michigan’s most beloved weirdo, John Sinclair, was a cultural revolutionary, radical leader, and political prisoner, all by the end of the 1960s. Founder and voice of the Detroit Artists’ Workshop and White Panther Party, Sinclair pushed the front ranks of the hippie revolution. John worked tirelessly through the 70s and 80s providing a community voice to residents of Michigan and beyond, and still makes his voice heard today. He is considered one of the pioneers of podcasting with his weekly internet program, The John Sinclair Radio Show on Radio Free Amsterdam.

Cary Loren is an artist, musician, writer, and archivist. He was a founding member of the Destroy All Monsters collective in 1973, along with Mike Kelley, Jim Shaw and Niagara. His work has been shown worldwide including the Whitney Biennial of American Art in 2002, and published in What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art 1960 to the Present (2014). He is co-owner of the Book Beat bookstore in Oak Park, Michigan, and serves as Chairman of the Detroit Artists’ Workshop steering committee.