All events are FREE and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Saturday, March 18, 3pm
Stories of Home with the Nokomis Learning Center
Bring the whole family for an afternoon of interactive storytelling and cultural exchange with our friends from the Nokomis Learning Center. Storytelling has a high position in the culture of the Anishinaabek. The tales and legends have within them lessons and history capable of touching the hearts and mind of all who come to listen.The Nokomis Native American Cultural Learning Center is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the history, arts, and culture of the Anishinaabe people—the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi nations.
Tuesday, March 28, 2pm
50 Years On: Conversations Around the Collection
Join us as we continue with our second conversation in this spring series collaboration with the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities titled, 50 Years On: Reflections on Race, Racism and the Legacies of the 1967 Detroit Riots. Coordinated around the visit to MSU on April 3 by the award-winning writer and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates as part of the World View Lecture Series, the Broad MSU is offering a series of programs that promote discussion about the burden of racism in American society. Join us for our second installment of three conversations centered around a work from our collection. Featuring Assistant Curator, Steven L. Bridges, along with special guest Dr. Carl Taylor who will use the work of Margaret Burroughs as a departure point for their conversation. Support for this program provided by the MSU Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant/Office for Inclusion.
Wednesday, March 29
MFA Public Talks, 6pm
Doors open at 6pm; Talks begin at 6:30pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Join Michigan State University Department of Art, Art History, and Design third-year graduate students Ladan Bahmani, Elyse Gambino, Kristen Franyutti, Jordan Smith, and Chelsea Young as they discuss their work included in the 2017 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, on view from March 18–April 2, 2017. Q&A to follow with Assistant Curator Carla Acevedo-Yates moderating the discussion.
Wednesday, April 19, 6:30–9:30pm
MSU Science Festival: Science and Society
Doors open at 6pm
Grab a cup of coffee and explore the relationship between science and society with the MSU Science Festival. Special talks include: What Good is Science, presented by Tobin Craig, 6:30-7:15pm; What Nature Means to Us: Vodoun and Wooded Shrines in Benin, West Africa, presented by Erika Kraus, 7:30-8:15pm; and Climate Change in Our Polarized Society, presented by Aaron McCright, 8:30-9:15pm.
Saturday, April 29, 6–8pm
The Transported Man Public Opening Reception
Curatorial remarks at 6:30pm
Please join us for the opening of the debut exhibition by Director Marc-Olivier Wahler. On view April 29–October 22, 2017, the exhibition will span the entire museum. Featuring more than 50 renowned and emerging artists whose work relies on the notion of belief, The Transported Man examines the power of interpretation and the tension that exists between an ordinary object and an art object.