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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.

May

Sunday, May 1
Study Smart at the Broad MSU
10am–10pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Study smart at the Broad MSU during finals week! We’re offering students extended hours with a calming atmosphere. With plenty of study space, free food from 6–8pm, and relaxing art activities, you’re sure to ace exam week! 

Friday, May 6
Acoustic Lunch: David G. Smith
12:30pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with David G. Smith who will offer a preview of his evening concert at the Pump House. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts.

Saturday, May 7
Family Day, Presented by Farm Bureau Insurance
11am–3pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
First Saturday means Family Day at the Broad MSU! Branch out with us as we create artwork in connection with the exhibition Tree of 40 Fruit: The Michigan Trees by Sam Van Aken! Don’t miss a special family tour at 1pm!

Saturday, May 14
Drowning World: The Elements
7pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Join artist Gideon Mendel as he discusses the development of his Drowning World project over the last nine years. He will illustrate how the various elements of this multi-faceted endeavor has emerged and how he constructs multiple narratives, both still and video, in this creative response to the key issue of climate change. Gideon Mendel: Drowning World is on view at the Broad MSU through October 16.

Wednesday, May 18
BroadPOP Studio: Art Museum Day
2–4pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Celebrate international Art Museum Day by going green at the BroadPOP Studio! We’ll provide the plant, you decorate the pot. Offered monthly, BroadPOP puts a little DIY in your day. Share your creations with us online using #ArtMuseumDay and #BroadMSU!

Friday, May 20
The Hob Nob
6–8pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Our most popular event is back! Start the weekend right by sipping champagne and eating pizza while accompanied by friends and world-class contemporary art. This is the perfect Friday spot to unwind and connect with art and art lovers. Admission is free and includes a cash bar, appetizers, and sweet treats. Galleries will be open. Exhibitions currently on view: The Artist as Activist: Tayeba Begum Lipi and Mahbubur Rahman; Tree of 40 Fruit: The Michigan Trees; Drowning World: Gideon Mendel; Sam Jury: To Be Here; and Epic Stories and Cultural Flux: A Brief Visual History of South Asia.

Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22
FIND US at the East Lansing Arts Festival
Saturday: 10am–6pm, Sunday: 10am–5pm
We’re packing up and going to this two-day art extravaganza that brings together some of the most creative talent in the Greater Lansing area! Find our booth in the Children’s Area where we will be making wearable art! Don’t forget to tag us using #BroadLovesLansing and @BroadMSU. #BroadLovesLansing: Make art today, see art tomorrow.

Saturday, May 28
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.

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: Out and About
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: Tomeka Reid Trio
1:10pm: Ken Kozura 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.