Over the last several decades, artists have turned to the media of sound, movement and theater to express their ideas as they previously would have painting, sculpture, and installation. Audiences of the Broad MSU can expect to experience genre-defying music, restlessly inventive theater, site-specific dance, new directions in literature, and multi-media spectacles, not to mention social “interventions” that invite audience members to become active participants in the artistic process.

Upcoming performances and events at the Broad MSU:

Friday, February 20
Tidal Shift: Department of Art, Art History, and Design Faculty Triennial Opening Reception
6:30 PM, Broad MSU
Free and open to the public
Join us for the opening reception of Tidal Shift: Department of Art, Art History, and Design Faculty Triennial! Representing a broad range of media and a variety of approaches within contemporary art and design, this inaugural exhibition showcases recent work by twenty-one MSU studio art and design faculty members. Guest curated by Christina Chang, Curator of Engagement at the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Click here to learn more about the exhibition.

Sunday, March 22
New in Student Production
2 PM, Education Wing
Free and open to the public
This monthly series features MSU students as the Education Wing becomes a laboratory to develop and showcase their creative research.

Wednesday, March 25
The Genres: Landscape featuring Trevor Paglen Opening Reception
7 PM, Broad MSU
Free and open to the public
The Genres: Landscape featuring Trevor Paglen includes recent works by the New York-based social scientist, artist, writer, and provocateur presented alongside landscapes culled from the Broad MSU’s historical collection. Paglen’s remarkable photographs and sculptures explore “black ops” activities of the U.S. military and intelligence agencies. Blurring the lines between the intersecting discourses of science, contemporary art, and journalism, his meticulously researched work exposes the ways in which we see and interpret the world. In celebration of the opening, guest curator Alison Gass will offer remarks at 7 PM, followed by a reception. Learn more about the exhibition here.