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.

December

Saturday, December 2, 11am–3pm
Family Day: Listen, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance
First Saturday means Family Day at the MSU Broad! Put on your listening ears for a special Family Day concert! Join us as we make musical art while enjoying performances by the Spartan Strings and Buzz n’ Buster.

Saturday, December 2, 12:30pm
Acoustic Lunch: Buzz n’ Buster
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with Buzz n’ Buster. Harmonica Buzz on guitar and Buster Bradley on harmonica will be rockin’ some roots boogie and blues as a special treat to our Family Day attendees. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts.

Sunday, December 3, 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, December 3, 5–6pm
New in Student Performance: Bodies of Sound
This month is a unique performance featuring the students of Artist-in-Residence, Alejandro T. Acierto. Acierto is a multimedia artist teaching interdisciplinary sound and performance in the MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design. His students will present new works being developed in their class, Bodies of Sound.

Acierto is one of the inaugural artists in the new MSU College of Arts & Letters Critical Race Studies Residency Program, funded with support from the MSU Federal Credit Union and the MSU Common Intellectual Experience.

Friday, December 8, 7pm
Broad Underground Film Series: The Mongols
The Robin Theatre, REO Town (Lansing)
Programmed by Kaveh Askari
Join us for a critique of media and cultural imperialism through a reenactment of the 13th-century Mongol invasion of Iran. 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. Our season finale will be held at Abrams Planetarium on Apr. 13, 2018!

Saturday, December 9, and Sunday, December 10, 12–7pm
Study Smart at the MSU Broad
Study smart at the MSU Broad during finals week. With plenty of study space, free food from 5–7pm, and relaxing art activities, you’re sure to ace exam week!

Wednesday, December 13, 1–2pm
Bookworms at the Broad: Music
Bring your eyes, ears, and imaginations to the MSU Broad for story time and creative fun inspired by this month's theme, music! Bookworms is a collaboration with the East Lansing Public Library. Recommended for ages 2–5.

Friday, December 15, 6–8pm
Field Station: Kathryn Andrews Opening Reception and Artist Conversation
Meet the artist at the opening reception of Field Station: Kathryn Andrews. At 7pm, Associate Curator Steven L. Bridges will lead a conversation with Andrews. Andrews’ exhibition addresses the MSU Broad’s history as a site for the filming of the movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), using the museum as a set for her own dramaturgy. Support for this exhibition is provided by the MSU Federal Credit Union.

Sunday, December 17, 3–5pm
Cocoa and Classics
Bring the whole family to the MSU Broad to warm up with hot cocoa and winter inspired art-making activities while listening to holiday classics performed by Verdant Winds. Don’t miss additional guest appearances by the cast of the Capital Ballet Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker.

January

Saturday, January 6, 11am–3pm
Family Day: Collect, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance
First Saturday means Family Day at the MSU Broad! Gather up your creative ideas as we explore the artistic habit of collecting objects, materials, and memories. Family Day is always free and open to the public.

Wednesday, January 10, 1–2pm
Bookworms at the Broad: Collecting
Bring your eyes, ears, and imaginations to the MSU Broad for story time and creative fun inspired by this month's theme, collecting! Bookworms is a collaboration with the East Lansing Public Library. Recommended for ages 2–5.

Thursday, January 11, 7pm
Altered Tour: Confronting the Unknown
Jim Shaw has said, “I like the idea that someone else has as good a shot at understanding my work as I do.” Join sociocultural anthropologist Ellen Schattschneider on a tour through the dreamscapes and prophecies present in our current exhibition, Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw. 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.

Friday, January 19, 6pm
This is Not a Tour: Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw
Take an unconventional look at our newest exhibition, 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. WARNING: This tour may contain strong language, graphic content, and random acts of weirdness. Participant discretion is advised.

Sunday, January 21, 5–6pm
New in Student Performance: The Spartan Dischords
Enjoy the sweet harmonies of the longest-running all-male a cappella group at Michigan State University. These gentleman offer a fine blend of harmony and humor. This monthly series features MSU students as they develop and showcase their creative talents.

Friday, January 26, 7pm
Broad Underground Film Series: Oedipal Effigies & Modern Myths
This month’s Broad Underground features dark allegories of modern life. These dystopic films include collaborations with Mike Kelley, whose work can be seen in Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw. 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. Our season finale will be held at Abrams Planetarium on Apr. 13, 2018!

Saturday, January 27, 12:30pm
Acoustic Lunch: Aaron Earl Short
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with Aaron Earl Short. With the worn and weathered honesty of a seasoned songwriter, Short delivers his bluesy mash with the same energy he’s brought to the stage for over 20 years.The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts.

Sunday, January 28, 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.