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:

The Art of Brewing: Tea, Beer, Coffee
Individual Events: $35 Members • $45 Public
Tickets on sale now!
The Broad MSU explores the art of brewing in a three part event! Professionals in the areas of tea, beer, and coffee will join us to take a more focused look at the art within each of these increasingly popular fields. Price listed is per person and includes entry into all three art of brewing events, each of which will include food, an event take away, and professional demonstration and instruction. The Art of Brewing is generously supported by Marjorie and Charles Gliozzo.

Friday, March 20
The Art of Brewing: Tea Edition
6:30 PM, Broad MSU
Join us March 20 for the first of three art of brewing events! Explore the art of tea with Oriental Leaves, an MSU student organization specially trained in tea culture and traditional Chinese tea ceremonies. Watch as they perform one of these rare ceremonies and then stay to sample premium teas from China while they teach you how to steep the perfect cup! Oriental Leaves is registered student organization at Michigan State University. Specially trained in the uncommon art of traditional Chinese tea ceremonies, the group is passionate about tea culture and sharing its history and health benefits with the community.

Thursday, June 25
The Art of Brewing: Beer Edition
6 PM, Broad MSU
The art of brewing continues with our second event on Thursday, June 25. Explore the art of beer with Matt Jason and Jeremy Sprague, Founders of Sleepwalker Spirits and Ale in Lansing. Learn about the art behind this process and what goes into brewing different varieties, all while trying Sleepwalker beers made with local products!

Friday, September 25
The Art of Brewing: Coffee Edition
6 PM, Broad MSU
Join us Friday, September 25, for the conclusion of our art of brewing series. Explore the art and alchemy of coffee with Cara Nader, Owner of Strange Matter Coffee Co. in Lansing. Watch Cara and her team demonstrate the artistry of pour-over brewing while you sample the coffee voted "Lansing People's Choice" for Michigan's best coffee.

Thursday, April 2
MSU Counseling Center Sexual Assault Program 35th Anniversary Celebration and Teal Ribbon Award
6 PM Reception • 6:30 Remarks, Education Wing
Free and open to the public
Please join us in celebrating with the MSU Counseling Center as they mark the 35th Anniversary of the Sexual Assault Program. The Teal Award Ceremony with remarks from President Simon will begin at 6:30 PM followed by a screening and discussion of the documentary Every Two Minutes, featuring stories of sexual assault survivors—learn more here.

Friday, April 10
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: 2015 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition
6:30 PM, Broad MSU
Free and open to the public
The 2015 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition showcases works by up-and-coming artists completing their degrees in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University. There will be a short awards program at 7:15 PM to announce the Selma and Stanley Hollander Fellowship for Graduate Study and the annual John and Susan Berding Family Foundation endowed Master of Fine Arts Prize juried by Amy L. Powell, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Sunday, April 12
New in Student Performance
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. Join José Pantoja, Ladan Bahmani, and Savannah Smith as they explore the formation of one’s identity through spoken-word poetry and filmmaking. Q&A session to follow.

Tuesday, April 14
Exceptions: Accessible Art
7–9 PM, Education Wing
Free and open to the public
Experience art with your eyes and hands in this one-night interactive exhibition featuring student-generated art that bridges painting and poetry. The event is hosted by Exceptions, an MSU-based literary journal that features interviews and creative works by individuals in the visually impaired community. Alongside the Accessible Art exhibition, Exceptions will debut its first print-audio hybrid issue, containing works of fiction, memoir, poetry, and visual art.

Wednesday, April 15
MSU Science Festival Open House: The Applied Science Behind Producing Exhibitions
5–8 PM, Education Wing
Free and open to the public
Visitors to the Broad MSU enjoy exhibitions in our award-winning building, but what does it take to make them happen? Stop in at this open house for a glimpse into the science, tools, and methods used to produce exhibitions at the Broad MSU. Learn more about the MSU Science Festival events here.

Friday, April 24
Opening Reception: American Appetite: Transforming Food Culture
5–7 PM, Dr. Milton E. and Beth E. Muelder Collectors’ Lobby (Lower Level)
Free and open to the public
This exhibition, curated by museum studies students in the course Curatorial Practices, takes a multi-themed approach to the way American food culture has evolved and transformed in the past hundred years. Objects emphasize our changing relationship to food from the farm to the factory and the table. Food as symbol, power, wealth as well as nurture, memory, and tradition are explored in a variety of objects from MSU collections. 

Thursday, April 30
The Art of the Cocktail
6–9 PM, Red Haven Farm to Table Restaurant
$55 Members • $65 Public
Purchase tickets here
Explore the art of the cocktail with the Greater Detroit Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild. Enjoy food from Red Haven as council members explain the history, science, and art of classic cocktails, bitters, food pairing, and shrubs! Prepare to rediscover what a classic cocktail can be! Space is limited so reserve your spot today.