Students from all fields of study are encouraged to get involved with the museum. We offer a range of social, educational, and professional experiences tailored for the MSU student.
Our exhibition program features local, national, and international artists, and we also have a large permanent collection. At MSU, you’re sharing your campus with over 10,000 works of art ranging from historical to contemporary. Explore the collection online.
Get paid to come to the museum! We offer experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. You’ll receive behind-the-scenes training to broaden your knowledge of art, guide visitors through their museum experience, and more. Students of all majors can work at the MSU Broad. Ready to apply? Download the application here. Applications are accepted throughout the year and kept on file for the next hiring cycle.
Refresh your brain with a creative distraction. Drop in to the MSU Broad Art Lab on Fridays and "go green” with Spartan Upcycle Fridays! Each month, the Art Lab offers a sustainably conscious project in collaboration with Spartan Upcycle, the creative reuse branch of the MSU Surplus Store & Recycling Center. We repurpose and re-imagine items that might otherwise end up in a landfill with a creative twist. Materials and instruction are free for students of any age.
The MSU Broad is an extension of your classroom. Together we can integrate the museum’s collection, exhibitions, and events into your curriculum. Our education staff can teach university students in a wide-range of disciplines. We will work with you to offer educational experiences that explore meaningful connections between art and your curriculum.
Museum staff partners with faculty across the university. From teaching class sessions to engaging in semester-long experiential learning projects to co-curating lectures, film series, or performances, we are eager to work with you and value your interdisciplinary expertise. We’d love to hear your ideas for collaboration!
Looking to Act: Images, Observers, and Activism Today
Looking to Act: Images, Observers, and Activism Today is a D2L self-guided program designed for courses and individual learners alike. The program provides participants with the visual literacy and critical thinking skills required to critique and create images in the service of social justice. Featured artists include Dorothea Lange, Arthur Rothstein, John Lucas + Claudia Rankine, Carrie Mae Weems, Dylan Miner + Oscar Tuazon, and more. Instructors, staff members, or students who might be interested in participating can enroll here.
We can help plan a class tour based on curricular connections. Tours include: lectures, discussions, individual reflections, collaborative activities, writing exercises, or art-making experiences. Schedule a tour here.
Explore the Collection
Our encyclopedic collection gives students the opportunity to explore the art of our time through the long lens of history. With advanced notice, many of these works can be made available for student viewing in one of our study room spaces. Search the collection online or contact us for assistance with identify objects that relate to your course themes.
Want to learn more the ways faculty have collaborated with the museum on research or teaching projects? Contact us to discuss.