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:

Thursday, October 30
Future Returns: Contemporary Art from China Exhibition Opening
Curator Talk at 6 PM, Reception to follow
Free and open to the public
Over the past three decades China has experienced profound socioeconomic changes that have prompted calls to revisit, reconsider, and redefine the nation’s identity. Future Returns: Contemporary Art from China explores the impact of these transformations by bringing together works by contemporary Chinese artists that address China’s metamorphosis from a traditional society into an ultra-modern nation. The exhibition takes over the Broad MSU’s second floor galleries, and features the work of more than 20 renowned Chinese artists. Hear from Broad MSU Adjunct Curator Chunchen Wang at 6 PM with a reception to follow featuring the Silk Road Chinese Orchestra. Learn more about the exhibition here.

Friday, November 14
East Lansing 2030: Collegeville Re-Envisioned Exhibition Opening
6:30 PM Public Opening, 6:45 PM Remarks with Reception to follow
Free and open to the public
Celebrate the opening of the innovative exhibition, East Lansing 2030: Collegeville Re-Envisioned! Eight of the nation's most forward-thinking architects, landscape architects, and urban designers have come together to explore ways to re-envision East Lansing as we know it. Enjoy food and drinks while speaking with the curator and designers about their ideas and presentation of how they have imagined "collegeville" as it could exist in the coming decades. Learn more about the exhibition here.

Wednesday, November 19
The Art of Observation
6–8 PM, Education Wing
$35 Members • $45 Public | Purchase tickets here
Explore different ways of seeing with the art of observation featuring MSU Associate Professor of Painting, Teresa Dunn. Enjoy food and drinks as Dunn creates a visual mashup of collage and real objects through a charcoal drawing and teaches you how to do the same! Cost is per person and includes food, two drink tickets, an event take away, and professional demonstration by Professor Dunn. Space is limited, so purchase your tickets today!