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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.

Summer Art Camp is here!
Bring your imagination and creativity to art camp this summer at the Broad MSU! Sessions available for ages 6–8, 9–11, middle school, and high school. Click here to learn more about Summer Art Camp: broadmuseum.msu.edu/summerartcamp

July

Saturday, July 2
Family Day, Presented by Farm Bureau Insurance
11am–3pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Become an architect for a day! Design your own structures and learn about our giant silver parallelogram as we explore the amazing art of buildings. Don’t miss a special family tour at 1pm! Family Day is Presented by Farm Bureau Insurance.

Thursday, July 14
Acoustic Lunch: Tom Mason and The Blue Buccaneers
12:30pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with Tom Mason and The Blue Buccaneers who will be offering a preview of their evening concert at the Pump House. Tom and his wild crew have sailed the world over and deliver a medley of musical styles plundered from distant shores. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts.

Saturday, July 16
FIND US at Old Town Scrapfest
12–4pm, Old Town (Lansing)
One person’s trash is another’s treasure. Using found objects from around the festival, we will be screen printing, block printing, and gel printing to make art out of scrap and capture the creative spirit of this unique Lansing event. Don’t forget to tag us using #BroadLovesLansing and @BroadMSU! #BroadLovesLansing: Make art today, see art tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 20
Broad POP Studio: Art in the Streets
2–4pm, Outside the MSU Union
Be a part of the Art Movement. Summer’s here and we’ve been hitting the streets! We’re traversing the Greater Lansing landscape with our custom-built cart searching for creative minds and committing random acts of art. Join us this month outside the MSU Union. 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, July 23
Yoga at the Broad MSU
11am, Sculpture Garden
Free; registration recommended
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; registration recommended. Yoga at the Broad MSU is organized with Tara Scott (3jewelsyoga.com & dhamma4mama.com) and Lacey Ingrao (beewisefarms.com). Join us for more yoga on August 27! Visit bit.ly/shopbroadmsu to register.

August

Saturday, August 6
Family Day, Presented by Farm Bureau Insurance
11am–3pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
First Saturday means Family Day at the Broad MSU! Drip, soak, splash! In connection with the exhibition, Drowning World, create artwork that investigates the many ways water flows through our daily lives. Don’t miss our family tour at 1pm! Family Day is always FREE and open the public.

Saturday, August 6
FIND US at Lansing JazzFest
1–5pm, Old Town (Lansing)
Find us in the Kidz Beat area for this popular fun-for-all-ages activity! You don’t have to be in a museum to see like an artist. Make your own Art Vision Goggles to wear when observing the day. Added bonus, they shade your eyes from the sun. Don’t forget to tag us using #BroadLovesLansing and @BroadMSU. #BroadLovesLansing: Make art today, see art tomorrow.

Friday, August 12
Altered Tour: Sloth Pieta
7pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Do you want to learn more about the mother & baby sloth x-ray in our sculpture garden? Do you want to meet a REAL LIVE SLOTH? Yeah, we thought so. This month’s Altered Tour takes a wild approach. Tropical Ecologist and Assistant Professor of Biology at Michigan State University, Gerald Urquhart, talks about sloths and the impact of globalization on their natural environment. Plus, Steven T. Marsh, President and Head Curator of the Creature Conservancy in Ann Arbor Michigan introduces us to Poco, a friendly, two-toed sloth. This tour is bound to give a broader perspective on artist Steve Miller’s Sloth Pieta. 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. Space is limited— please reserve a seat by registering here.

Saturday, August 13, and Sunday, August 14
FIND US at Great Lakes Folk Festival
12–8pm, East Lansing
Find our table to get information on upcoming exhibitions, events, and programs! While you’re there receive some cool, free stuff.

Wednesday, August 17
Broad POP Studio: Art in the Streets
2–4pm, East Lansing location to be announced.
Be a part of the Art Movement. Summer’s here and we’ve been hitting the streets! We’re traversing the Greater Lansing landscape with our custom-built cart searching for creative minds and committing random acts of art. Hang out. Make art. Give that art to someone you’ve never met. We’ll be drawing, printing, writing, talking, and doing whatever else moves us. Don’t forget to tag us using #broadpop.

Friday, August 19
Acoustic Lunch: Cindy McElroy
12:30pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with Cindy McElroy. A Michigan gem, Cindy’s music comes from the heart. Drawing from her experiences with loss, love, and growing, she tells the stories of her life with gratitude and care. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts.

Friday, August 19
The Hob Nob
6–8pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
This is the perfect spot to unwind and connect with art and art lovers. Admission is free and includes awesome art-making activities, sweet treats, and a cash bar. Galleries will be open. Artists currently on view include: Gideon Mendel, Yan Xing, and Sam Jury.

Saturday, August 20
FIND US at Art Feast
10am–5pm, Old Town, Lansing
Find us at our activity table to explore the unexpected ways in which art and food go hand-in-hand. With a custom-printed Broad MSU tote bag, participants will be well-equipped for their next shopping outing. Don’t forget to tag us using #BroadLovesLansing and @BroadMSU. #BroadLovesLansing: Make art today, see art tomorrow.

Friday, August 26
Fire Within: A New Generation of Chinese Women Artists
Opening Reception and Artist Performances
6–8pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Please join us as we celebrate the opening of this group exhibition investigating a wide range of themes surrounding the changing role of women in China. Featuring 28 emerging artists working across media, the night's festivities will include performances by Hu Jiayi, Lin Ran, and Luo Wei. On view August 27, 2016–February 12, 2017. Curated by Adjunct Curator Dr Wang Chunchen in collaboration with Steven L. Bridges, Broad MSU Assistant Curator.

Saturday, August 27
Yoga at the Broad MSU
11am, Sculpture Garden
Free; registration recommended
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; registration recommended. Yoga at the Broad MSU is organized with Tara Scott (3jewelsyoga.com & dhamma4mama.com) and Lacey Ingrao (beewisefarms.com).

Saturday, August 27
FIND US at Michigan Pride Festival
12–5pm, Adado Riverfront Park (Lansing)
Find our activity table at Michigan Pride! Decorate a frisbee and let your pride fly.
Don’t forget to tag us using #BroadLovesLansing and @BroadMSU. #BroadLovesLansing: Make art today, see art tomorrow.

Saturday, August 27th
Fire Within: A New Generation of Chinese Women Artists: Meet the Artists
1–2pm, Second Level Galleries
In lieu of our regularly guided tours, visitors will have the chance to meet and converse with a few of the artists featured in our newest exhibition. Docents will be on hand to join and assist with conversations. Take advantage of this special event and help give our visiting artists a warm welcome.

Saturday, August 27
Fire Within: A New Generation of Chinese Women Artists Panel Discussion
3–5pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
In accompaniment to the exhibition Fire Within: A New Generation of Chinese Women Artists, the Broad MSU will host a conversation featuring curator Dr. Wang Chunchen and select artists from the exhibition. Jennifer Dorothy Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor of East Asian Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will moderate. Exploring the shifting sense of identity and agency around the role of women in Chinese society, the discussion will unpack the exhibition’s driving impetus and major themes. Punctuated by insights from the artists—who will discuss their work and personal experiences as women artists—audience members will be offered the opportunity to delve deeper into these important issues and engage in fruitful intercultural exchange.

Tuesday, August 30, and Wednesday, August 31
Welcome Week
2–4pm, Broad MSU West Plaza
Welcome back students! We’ve missed you. Do you wanna hang out? We made this really cool screen-printing cart we’d like to show you. Come check it out. You can make a custom designed tote bag to carry around campus.