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All events are FREE and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Free Public Tours: Every Saturday and Sunday 
1pm and 3pm, Broad MSU
Free and open to the public
Free docent-led tours of the Broad MSU are offered every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm and 3pm. During these 45-minute tours, visitors can learn more about current exhibitions and the architecture of the building. Please meet at the Visitor Services Desk five minutes prior to the tour.

April

Saturday, April 1, 11am–3pm
Family Day: Poetry, Presented by Farm Bureau Insurance
Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Broad MSU! Join us as we create visual, audible, and physical poetry, exploring many different ways to express yourself. Welcome our guest collaborators from the MSU Center for Poetry and the East Lansing Public Library! Family Day is always free and open to the public. 

Saturday, April 1, 6:30pm
Master of Fine Arts Exhibition: Closing Reception
The 2017 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition showcases the work of Ladan Bahmani, Elyse Gambino, Kristen Franyutti, Jordan Smith, and Chelsea Young as they complete their degrees in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University. Join us in celebrating their accomplishments with a short awards program to announce the Selma and Stanley Hollander Fellowship for Graduate Study and the annual John and Susan Berding Family Foundation endowed Master of Fine Arts Prize.

Tuesday, April 4, 2pm
50 Years On: Reflections on Race, Racism and the Legacies of the 1967 Detroit Riots
Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Join us as we continue the conversation, reflecting on the legacies of the 1967 Detroit Riots with Residential College in the Arts and Humanities faculty member Tama Hamilton-Wray. In conversation with nationally acclaimed photographer, historian, genealogist, and activist Dale Rich, they will explore the period through photographs, videos, and other eyewitness accounts featured in Through a Black Lens: Detroit 1967, on view at the RCAH LookOut! Gallery from March 24–April 14, 2017. These programs are being coordinated alongside the World View Lecture by award-winning writer and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates. Support for this program provided by the MSU Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant/Office for Inclusion.

Saturday, April 8, 3pm
Capital City Film Festival: Fury of the Demon by Fabien Delage
Lansing Public Media Center
Find us at the seventh annual Capital City Film Festival where we’ll proudly present a new film by French director Fabien Delage. Fury of the Demon (2016) is a documentary investigation on the rarest and most controversial French movie in the history of early cinema: Georges Méliès’ fascinating, lost, and dangerous short film which caused violent reactions to those who watched it. Before the screening, get to know the work of Georges Méliès with a series of his short films—presented with the live musical accompaniment of Heartland Klezmorim. The Broad MSU presents this screening in conjunction with our upcoming exhibition, The Transported Man, on view April 29–October 22, 2017.

Sunday, April 9, 2pm
New in Student Performance: Dylan Ward
This New in Student Performance event will feature modern works for the saxophone. Michigan State University graduate students Chemie Ching, Kyle Landry, and Madeline Morizio will join Dylan Ward in this experimental, participatory performance designed to challenge standard notions of the performer and audience relationship. This monthly series features MSU students as the Education Wing becomes a laboratory to develop and showcase their creative research. Whether it’s music, dance, poetry, film, or something we haven’t even thought of yet, this is your chance to support creative Spartans!

Wednesday, April 12, 1–2pm
Bookworms at the Broad MSU
Bring your eyes, ears, and imaginations to the Broad MSU for story time and creative fun inspired by this month's theme, water! Bookworms is a collaboration with the East Lansing Public Library. Recommended for ages 2–5.

Friday, April 14, 6–8pm
The Hob Nob: Early Cinema Magic
Enjoy an evening of early cinema and magical collage projections made by you. This is the perfect spot to unwind and connect with art and art lovers. Admission is free and includes good music, creative activities, and a cash bar.

Saturday, April 15, 4pm
Broad Underground Film Series Season Finale: Space in the Brain
Abrams Planetarium
This is it—the one you’ve been waiting for! Space in the Brain addresses the intersection of cosmic exploration and pictorial abstraction in the cinematic avant-garde. Using methods from hand-painted film to pioneering computer animation, artists have taken inspiration from the Space Race of the 1960s to create new depictions of mental interiority. This series is an ongoing collaboration between the Broad MSU, Film Studies program, and Department of English at MSU. This year’s other partnering venues include The Robin Theatre in REO Town and (SCENE) Metrospace in East Lansing.

Wednesday, April 19, 2–4pm
BroadPOP Studio: Earth Day
Make art, save the planet, get a free tote bag. We’ll be applying our Earth Day inspired artwork to durable bags that can be reused again and again. Offered monthly, BroadPOP puts a little DIY in your day!

Wednesday, April 19, 6:30–9:30pm
MSU Science Festival: Science and Society
Doors open at 6pm
Grab a cup of coffee and explore the relationship between science and society with the MSU Science Festival. Special talks include: What Good is Science, presented by Tobin Craig, 6:30-7:15pm; What Nature Means to Us: Vodoun and Wooded Shrines in Benin, West Africa, presented by Erika Kraus, 7:30-8:15pm; and Climate Change in Our Polarized Society, presented by Aaron McCright, 8:30-9:15pm.

Saturday, April 22, 12:30pm
Acoustic Lunch: Josh Rose and Ed Dupas
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with Josh Rose and Ed Dupas. Josh Rose is a song craftsman, meticulously polishing every word. He has spent the past ten years touring the midwest, teaching, writing, and creating a rich body of work. Americana singer-songwriter Ed Dupas’ lived-in melodies unwind with reflective lyrics and speak to the current state of the human condition. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts.

Saturday, April 22, 5–8pm
MSU Science Festival: Nights at the Museums
Celebrate the MSU Science Festival with the Broad MSU and MSU Museum! At the Broad MSU, explore the intersection between art and sciencewith the work of Chicago-based artist, Jan Tichy. Tichy has collaborated with high school students in Flint and Lansing to create a sculptural installation that speaks to our relationship with water. Tichy’s installation, Beyond Streaming, gives voice to residents affected by the damaged water system in Flint, Michigan. Learn and play through interactive games designed to teach about this vital resource. Experiment with creative ways to move water and make your own water-inspired art. Be sure to visit the MSU Museum for a joint scavenger hunt with prizes!

Saturday, April 29, 6–8pm
The Transported Man Public Opening Reception
Curatorial remarks at 6:30pm
Please join us for the opening of the debut exhibition by Director Marc-Olivier Wahler. On view April 29–October 22, 2017, the exhibition will span the entire museum. Featuring more than 50 renowned and emerging artists whose work relies on the notion of belief, The Transported Man examines the power of interpretation and the tension that exists between an ordinary object and an art object.

May

Saturday, May 6, 11am–3pm
Family Day: Surprise! Presented by Farm Bureau Insurance
Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Expect the unexpected! Join us for a day of creative chances and unusual art inspired by our newest exhibition The Transported Man. Family Day is always free and open the public.

Wednesday, May 10, 1–2pm
Bookworms at the Broad MSU
Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Make storytime an adventure with a trip to the Broad MSU! Bring your eyes, ears, and imaginations on a journey of creative fun inspired by this month’s theme, transportation. Bookworms is a collaboration with the East Lansing Public Library. Recommended for ages 2–5.

Saturday, May 13, 12:30pm
Acoustic Lunch: Mark Lavengood
Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with Mark Lavengood. Mark’s big heart and wild energy will take you on an exciting musical journey. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts.

Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21
FIND US at the East Lansing Arts Festival
Saturday: 10am–6pm, Sunday: 10am–5pm
How do YOU use your imagination? Artists use theirs to transform the world around them. Visit our THIS-IS-NOT-THAT booth at the East Lansing Arts Festival to make something ordinary truly extraordinary. See elartfest.com for more information on the rest of the festival.