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.

Saturday, May 30
Be A Tourist In Your Own Town
Become a Lansing tourist and get your “passport” stamped at the Broad MSU on Be a Tourist in Your Own Town day on May 30! One of 70 local attractions, the Broad MSU will be a destination for interacting with exhibitions, Broad MSU staff, and fellow community members. While visiting for BATYOT, take part in the launch of #Broadloveslansing, our invitation to visit us in locations all over Lansing this summer and share your experience.

Saturday, June 6
FIND US at Pumpstock
2–8 PM, Bailey Park (300 Bailey St, East Lansing MI)
Free and open to the public
We’re heading out of the museum and into town this summer! On Saturday, June 6, find us visualizing sound at the Pumpstock American Roots Festival. Stop by for music, local food vendors, and family activities. Learn more here.

Wednesday, June 17
Day Trip to the DIA
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Purchase tickets here
Join the Broad MSU as we travel to the Detroit Institute of Arts for an exclusive look at Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit. Cost is per person and includes round-trip transportation via motor coach, discounted museum admission, a private 30-minute lecture, a guided audio tour of the exhibition, and a catered lunch. Tickets must be purchased by June 3 and fees are non-refundable after May 31. Space for this trip is limited, so reserve your spot today! See pricing information below or contact Sandra Szymanski at (517) 884-3914 or szyman48@msu.edu with questions.

Curators’ and Director’s Club: $65.00 per person
All Other Members: $80.00 per person
Non-Member: $100.00 per person

Saturday, June 20
Kozmik Picnik and Second Line Parade
1 PM Picnic / 2:30 PM Parade, Sculpture Garden
Free and open to the public
Visit us while you’re out at the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival for a special concert. Bring a blanket, snacks, and good vibes for a jazzy afternoon with Chicago-based vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz. We’ll follow it up with a Second Line Parade led by the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys starting at the museum and ending at Ann Street Plaza. The second line is a New Orleans tradition where groups follow the grand marshal and brass band, dancing, twirling parasols, waving handkerchiefs, and handing out beads to all.

Saturday, June 27
Yoga at the Broad MSU
11 AM, Sculpture Garden
Free with advanced registration
Stretch your mind, body, and spirit in the Sculpture Garden this summer at the Broad MSU! Join us on the fourth Saturday of the month as local yoga instructors guide you through morning practice. Please bring your own mat; free with registration. Visit us all summer for more yoga on July 25 and August 22!