MSU BROAD ART LAB
The MSU Broad Art Lab is a collaborative space where our diverse community of makers, innovators, and lifelong learners can connect with opportunities to create and experiment with art.
Focused on engagement and collaboration, Art Lab provides an accessible gateway to contemporary art for new audiences, where creative inquiry and process are at the core of the exhibitions and programming.
Make + Take
Take a creative break at the Art Lab! Stop in during open hours and engage in a quick free making activity.
The studio is (in)Process! Drop in on Thursday evenings from 6–9pm and experiment with different art materials and processes in this hands-on art-making experience. $8 at the door gets you the material and guidance to start creating.
Coming with a group? Please email email@example.com for discounted tickets to Studio (in)Process for groups of 10 or more. Children 10+ are welcome with adult supervision.
Learn a new skill or build on your existing artistic expertise at a workshop with the Art Lab! Join us for workshops led by various Michigan makers or by Art Lab Educator Britta Urness.
Take your art-making to the next level! Experience multi-day classes that introduce art techniques and build skills with each session.
The Art Lab is home to the larger MSU Broad museum store! Make sure to stop by and check out a wide selection of goods and gifts. With a focus on artist-made items and innovative design, you’ll find unique stationary, jewelry, home goods, and more. You’ll also feel good knowing that all proceeds directly support the museum and its mission.
The museum store is also online! Support the MSU Broad and its mission right from the comfort of your own home. Shop the online store today.
The museum store at the Art Lab is committed to supporting Michigan Makers. Check out our Maker Takeover window display, where creatives from the mitten state showcase their skills and goods. The Art Lab also hosts a semi-annual Makers Market featuring local artists and food vendors held each October and April. Want to get involved or recommend a maker? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us as co-conspirators! Do you have a performance, workshop, or series of events in need of a home? Are you looking for a place to share your creative or scholarly research? Want to test an idea in progress? Submit your proposal to the Community Open Call, a new initiative that invites creative thinkers from the Mitten State to propose ideas that we will help bring to life.
We accept Open Call applications on a rolling basis. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit as early as possible and keep in mind that we have three planning cycles per year: January–April, May–August, September–December. All proposals will be reviewed by the Open Call Advisory Committee, a team composed of members of the Greater Lansing Community, MSU Broad, and Michigan State University. Application review deadlines are Oct. 16, 2019, Feb. 9, 2020, and June 7, 2020.
This initiative is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Host Your Event With the Art Lab!
When we’re not hosting our own experiments, the Art Lab is open to the community for your next professional workshop, brainstorming retreat, business meeting, or special event. Whether you use the studio for a private hands-on gathering or the Bailey room as your own blank canvas, let our experienced staff take the worry out of your event planning. Contact Alysia LaBonte at (517) 884-4815 or email@example.com to discuss the possibilities.
Michigan State University and the MSU Broad gratefully thank the MSU Federal Credit Union for its support in the creation of the Art Lab.
Blick Art Materials, City of East Lansing, Cron Management, Epson, Ingham County / Arts Council of Greater Lansing, and MSU Office of the Provost, College of Arts & Letters, and Arts & Cultural Management and Museum Studies