All events are free and open to the public and take place in the Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing unless noted.

Free Public Tours: Every Saturday and Sunday, 1pm and 3pm
Free and open to the public
Stop by the MSU Broad for docent-led tours of our current exhibitions, including Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw beginning Nov. 18. This exhibition includes never-before-seen works by both artists that draw from their upbringing in Michigan. Offered every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm and 3pm.

January

Saturday, January 6, 11am–3pm
Family Day: Collect, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance
First Saturday means Family Day at the MSU Broad! Gather up your creative ideas as we explore the artistic habit of collecting objects, materials, and memories. Family Day is always free and open to the public.

Wednesday, January 10, 1–2pm
Bookworms at the Broad: Collecting
Bring your eyes, ears, and imaginations to the MSU Broad for story time and creative fun inspired by this month's theme, collecting! Bookworms is a collaboration with the East Lansing Public Library. Recommended for ages 2–5.

Thursday, January 11, 7pm
Altered Tour: Confronting the Unknown
Jim Shaw has said, “I like the idea that someone else has as good a shot at understanding my work as I do.” Join sociocultural anthropologist Ellen Schattschneider on a tour through the dreamscapes and prophecies present in our current exhibition, Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw. The Altered Tour series invites scholars and experts across a multitude of disciplines to give guided tours of exhibitions from a non, art-centered point of view.

Friday, January 19, 6pm
This is Not a Tour: Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw
Take an unconventional look at our newest exhibition, Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw. Explore the diverse subcultures of Michigan, told through the many signs, symbols, and rituals accumulated by Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw with this offbeat, interactive tour. WARNING: This tour may contain strong language, graphic content, and random acts of weirdness. Participant discretion is advised.

Sunday, January 21, 5–6pm
New in Student Performance: The Spartan Dischords
Enjoy the sweet harmonies of the longest-running all-male a cappella group at Michigan State University. These gentleman offer a fine blend of harmony and humor. This monthly series features MSU students as they develop and showcase their creative talents.

Friday, January 26, 7pm
Broad Underground Film Series: Oedipal Effigies & Modern Myths
This month’s Broad Underground features dark allegories of modern life. These dystopic films include collaborations with Mike Kelley, whose work can be seen in Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw. Broad Underground is an ongoing collaboration between the MSU Broad, Film Studies program, and Department of English at MSU. This year’s partnering venue is The Robin Theatre in REO Town, Lansing. Special Thanks to the Lansing Public Media Center. Our season finale will be held at Abrams Planetarium on Apr. 13, 2018!

Saturday, January 27, 12:30pm
Acoustic Lunch: Aaron Earl Short
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with Aaron Earl Short. With the worn and weathered honesty of a seasoned songwriter, Short delivers his bluesy mash with the same energy he’s brought to the stage for over 20 years.The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts.

Sunday, January 28, 11am
Broad Wellness: Creative Self-Care
Free with online registration
Transform everyday stress into well-being by moving with beauty at the MSU Broad. The Creative Self-Care experience is instructed by Heather Vaughan-Southard and uses pilates therapy and somatic dance to create a grounding sense in one’s body and offer tools for authentic expression through movement. Bodies and movers of all kinds and levels encouraged.

February

Thursday, February 1, 7pm
Inspiring Young Minds: Comics, Cartoons, and Other Graphic Forms of the 60s and 70s
Join Zack Kruse to uncover the comics that influenced Michigan Stories artists Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw throughout their lives, from their early adolescence to their most recent projects. Zack Kruse is a PhD candidate in MSU's English Department pursuing Comics Studies and the panel coordinator for the Michigan State University Comics Forum on Feb. 23–25, 2018.

Friday, February 2, 6pm
This is Not a Tour: Michigan Stories
Take an unconventional look at Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw. Explore the diverse subcultures of Michigan, told through the many signs, symbols, and rituals accumulated by Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw with this offbeat, interactive tour. Warning: this tour may contain strong language, graphic content, and random acts of weirdness. Participant discretion is advised.

Saturday, February 3, 11am–3pm
Family Day, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance
First Saturday means Family Day at the MSU Broad! Artist Andy Warhol made a point to show us our world through his eyes. Come discover the many ways Warhol and other artists have copied the world around us. Family Day is always free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 8, 7pm
Altered Tour: Trusting Memories
Michigan Stories artist Mike Kelley reconstructed every educational institution he attended through drawings and scale models, solely from memory. Join Kimberly Fenn, Associate Professor of Psychology and Principal Investigator at the MSU Sleep and Learning Lab as she maps memory function in the brain and sheds light on the unstable and changing nature of memory. The Altered Tour series invites scholars and experts across a multitude of disciplines to give guided tours of exhibitions from a non, art-centered point of view.

Sunday, February 11, 5pm
New in Student Performance: Sound in Motion 
Kynetik Quartet is saxophonists Jeffrey Leung, Connor Mikula, Tyler Young, and Jake Hewitt. Kynetik demonstrates the relevance of contemporary music through works by living composers and audience-inspired improvisations. New in Student Performance is a monthly series featuring MSU students as they develop and showcase their creative talents.

Tuesday, February 13, 7–10pm
Love is a Monster: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Party
Hey MSU—rock out with Rent Strike and Electronic Music Workshop to destroy all notions of a corporatized holiday. Drawing inspiration from Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw, we have all the stuff to make custom cards for sharing with that special (or not-so-special) someone or screen print our Anti-Valentine’s Day artwork onto a pair of undies. The Impact 89FM will keep the music going with in-gallery listening lounges and live DJ sets.

Wednesday, February 14, 1–2pm
Bookworms at the Broad: Photography
Bring your eyes, ears, and imaginations to the MSU Broad for story time and creative fun inspired by this month's theme, photography! Bookworms is a collaboration with the East Lansing Public Library. Recommended for ages 2–5.

Friday, February 16, 6pm
Field Station: Michael E. Smith Opening Reception and Artist Conversation
Meet the artist at the opening reception of Field Station: Michael E. Smith. At 7pm, Associate Curator Steven Bridges will lead a conversation with Smith. Smith’s sparse sculptures, compiled of discarded remnants from our society, at once betray an intimate history of human experience and offer a larger critical perspective on our ecological, social, and economic structures. This exhibition is curated by Steven L. Bridges, Associate Curator, with support provided by the MSU Federal Credit Union.

Wednesday, February 21, 5–7pm
Student Coffee Hour
The MSU Broad isn’t just about looking at art—it’s a social space, too! Our monthly coffee hours are open to all students. Join us from 5–7pm in the Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing for free coffee and to connect with other Spartans!

Friday, February 23, 7pm
Haiti Bride Screening | Broad Underground Film Series
The Robin Theatre
Trinidadian filmmaker Yao Ramesar will be present to screen his film, Haiti Bride (2014). This film tells the story of Marie Thérèse, a Haitian-born woman who returns to her homeland to meet her husband Paul, who lost his memory after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Broad Underground is an ongoing collaboration between the MSU Broad, Film Studies program, and Department of English at MSU. This year’s partnering venue is The Robin Theatre in REO Town, Lansing. Special thanks to the Lansing Public Media Center. Don’t miss our season finale at Abrams Planetarium on Apr. 13, 2018!

Saturday, February 24, 12:30pm
Acoustic Lunch: Heather Styka & Campbell Woods
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with Heather Styka & Campbell Woods. Heather’s songs take you on a journey and sit with you all the way home. Campbell’s album, Oxford Street, testifies to a sound that is contemporary while evoking the weathered qualities of his home in Ontario. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts.

Saturday, February 24, 4pm
John C. Welchman Talk: Beam Me Down, The Aftereffects of the Psychotropic Imaginary
Using the early work and later reflections of Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw, this lecture focuses on the transmission and reception of drug-related experience and psychedelia. Welchman draws connections to other social formations including education, acculturation, coming-of-age, and visionary religious phenomena. John C. Welchman is professor of art history in the Visual Arts department at the University of California, San Diego. His books include Art After Appropriation: Essays on Art in the 1990s. He has edited three volumes collecting the writings of Mike Kelley including Mike Kelley: Interviews, Conversations, and Chit Chat, and co-authored numerous publications including On the Beyond: A Conversation between Mike Kelley, Jim Shaw and John C. Welchman.

Sunday, February 25, 11am
Broad Wellness: Creative Self-Care
Transform everyday stress into well-being by moving with beauty at the MSU Broad. The Creative Self-Care experience is instructed by Heather Vaughan-Southard and uses pilates therapy and somatic dance to create a grounding sense in one’s body and offer tools for authentic expression through movement. Bodies and movers of all kinds and levels encouraged.