Street level view of the MSU Broad Art Lab entrance doors


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, the 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. 

The Art Lab is now open! Learn more about our new safety guidelines here.



Make + Take

Take a creative break at the Art Lab! Stop in during open hours and engage in a quick free making activity. To minimize the spread of COVID-19, Make + Take activities are currently suspended.

Studio (in)Process

The studio is (in)Process—now at home! We miss getting together and making art on Thursday nights at the Art Lab, so let’s create from the comfort of your own space. Studio Educator Britta Urness will lead you through live projects you can follow along with, or simply watch and learn. Tune in Thursday nights at 9pm on Facebook.



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. Due to COVID-19, workshops are now virtual! Check out upcoming workshops here.


Retail items from the Museum Store

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 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

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 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.
Additional thanks:

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