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:

Saturday, April 12—The Master of Fine Arts Exhibition Opening Reception
7 PM | Education Wing
Free and open to the Public
The Broad Art Museum at MSU is getting DefunKt to fete the opening of the 2014 Michigan State University MFA opening. We're going back in time to an era of funk music and we're bringing back some defunct technology, too. Print your very own creations using typewriters and an old timey spirit duplicator. Come celebrate the opening of The MFA Exhibition with the featured artists: Lena B. Ellis-Boatman, Peter Lusch, Wade Folger MacDonald, Bahareh Karamifar, Jefferson Kielwagen, and Elise Toups. Snacks and funk music provided.

Friday, April 18—Working America, Unexpected Stories Opening Reception
5–7 PM | Lower Level
In this exhibition of 30 objects from the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum and the MSU Museum, students in Curatorial Practices in the Museum Studies  Program explore social, economic, cultural and  environmental issues related to work in America since the early 20th century. The American dream and the immigrant experience; native traditional craft and objects made for tourists; shop girls from the 1930s and mythic heroes are contrasted to tell stories of the American work force and how it has evolved and changed. Within the exhibition examples of Michigan work are highlighted. This exhibition will be opening during the following hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 1-4 p.m.; Friday: 1-7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 1-4 p.m.