In its galleries, at venues across the MSU campus and in the community, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum will surprise and engage audiences with the best in contemporary performance, live art and educational programs, focusing on emerging voices and international perspectives, events and programs that engage the community.

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

Free Public Tours: Every Saturday and Sunday 
1 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 1 and 3 PM. 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.

September

Tuesday, September 1
BroadPOP Studio
1–5pm, Broad MSU
Stop by our temporary BroadPOP Studio and welcome students back to campus! Pick your design, grab a squeegee, and leave with your very own screen printed tote. Offered monthly, BroadPOP puts a little DIY in your day.

Wednesday, September 2
BroadPOP Studio
10am–2pm, Broad MSU
One day just wasn’t enough—stop by day 2 of our temporary BroadPOP Studio! Pick your design, grab a squeegee, and leave with your very own screen print tote. Offered monthly, BroadPOP puts a little DIY in your day.

Saturday, September 5
Family Day, Presented by Farm Bureau
12–4pm, Education Wing
First Saturday means Family Day at the Broad MSU! Join us as we celebrate the start of a new school year. Let's take a look at how art is connected to other things that we learn about at school—like language, science, and even math—through this month's art-making activities.

Wednesday, September 9
Trending Now: Todd Levin
7pm, Education Wing
Curator and lead art advisor of Levin Art Group, Todd Levin has worked with some of the world’s foremost art collectors. Join Levin as he talks about global trends in collecting, the contemporary art market, and his experience as an art advisor. Offered in conjunction with The Broad Gift, featuring 18 works given to the Broad MSU by founding patrons Eli and Edythe Broad.

Friday, September 11
Acoustic Lunch: David Luning
12:30pm, Education Wing
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with David Luning who will offer a preview of his evening concert at the Pump House. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts, held monthly at the neighborhood-run listening room located in the Bailey Neighborhood at 368 Orchard Street in East Lansing.

Friday, September 11
Artist Talk: Christopher Cozier
7pm, Education Wing
Working across drawing, printmaking, video, and installation art, Trinidadian artist Christopher Cozier exposes the social impact of commercial expansion and political opportunism. For his exhibition at the Broad MSU, Cozier presents two recent single-channel videos, Gas Men and Globe (both 2014), that explore the presence and impact of multinational oil companies in various international locations. Join the artist as he discusses his creative practice and works in Christopher Cozier: Entanglements, on view at the Broad MSU through October 18.

Sunday, September 13
#BroadLovesLansing End-of-Summer FUNale
12–5pm, Broad MSU
We spent the summer loving Lansing at local festivals, now it’s our turn to host some fun! Join us on Sunday, September 13, for an afternoon of family-friendly activities—everything from hula hoop classes to a giant collaborative drawing—and snack on some sweet treats from local food trucks. Keep tagging #BroadLovesLansing throughout the summer and attend the FUNale to win some Broad MSU prizes!

Sunday, September 20
New in Student Performance
2pm, Education Wing
Free and open to the public
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 show us what you’ve got and support fellow Spartans!

Tuesday, September 22
Drawing Marathon
9am–7pm, Broad MSU
We offer the supplies. You draw! The Broad MSU and Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University present this non-stop drawing extravaganza featuring guided and collaborative drawing, costumed models and live performance-inspired drawing prompts, and a variety of non-traditional mark-making stations.

Friday, September 25
The Art of Brewing: Coffee Edition with Strange Matter Coffee Co.
6pm, Education Wing
$35 Members • $45 Public
Tickets on sale now!

Join us for the conclusion of our art of brewing series. Explore the art and alchemy of coffee with Cara Nader, Owner of Strange Matter Coffee Co. in Lansing. Watch Cara and her team demonstrate the artistry of pour-over brewing while you sample the coffee voted "Lansing People's Choice" for Michigan's best coffee.

Tuesday, September 29
Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates Reception and Panel Discussion
6pm, Education Wing
The first major touring exhibition of Emirati art, Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates showcases art that emphasizes core elements of life in the UAE. Join us September 29 for a reception celebrating the exhibition, featuring a panel discussion about Emirati life and how contemporary artists of the UAE are using art to explore cultural identity.

October

Saturday, October 3
Family Day: Past Forward
Presented by Farm Bureau Insurance
11am–3pm, Education Wing
First Saturday means Family Day at the Broad MSU! Let’s learn about Emirati culture and take a visual journey through the United Arab Emirates as we explore Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates. Don't miss a special family tour at 1pm!

Sunday, October 4
Acoustic Lunch: Jon Dee Graham
12:30pm, Education Wing
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with Jon Dee Graham who will offer a preview of his evening concert at the Pump House. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts, held monthly at the neighborhood-run listening room in East Lansing.

Jon Dee Graham is an American musician, guitarist, and songwriter from Austin, Texas. Graham was named the Austin Musician of the Year during the South by Southwest (SXSW) music conference in 2006. He was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame three times: as a solo artist in 2000, again in 2008 as a member of The Skunks, and again in 2009 as a member of the True Believers.

Wednesday, October 7
BroadPOP Studio
2–4pm, Education Wing
Stop by our temporary BroadPOP Studio and learn how a little chemistry and the sun makes a blue photograph (sans camera) in five minutes. Offered monthly, BroadPOP puts a little DIY in your day!

Friday, October 9
The Hob Nob
6–8pm, Education Wing
Free with RSVP
Our most popular event is back again! Start the weekend right by sipping champagne and eating pizza while accompanied by friends and world-class contemporary art. This is the perfect Friday spot to unwind and connect with art and art lovers. Admission is free with RSVP and includes a cash bar, appetizers, and sweet treats. Galleries will be open. Exhibitions currently on view: Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates, Christopher Cozier: Entanglements, and The Broad Gift.

Sunday, October 11
New in Student Performance
2pm, Education Wing
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 show us what you’ve got and support creative Spartans!

Friday, October 16
Moving Time: Video Art at 50, 1965–2015 Reception
7–9pm, Education Wing
In terms of the long sweep of art history, video art is a very new phenomenon. Moving Time: Video Art at 50, 1965–2015 explores the development of video art from its earliest presentation to the present day. Join us to for a public reception celebrating the birth of video art!

Friday, October 23
State of Art 2015: Benefit Gala
Join us for a night of contemporary glamour at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University in support of the museum’s educational programming. The event will include a fashion show presented by MSU Apparel and Textile Design students in response to the exhibition Moving Time: Video Art at 50, 1965-2015 as well as live entertainment, and interactive art-making stations. Click here to learn more about State of Art 2015 and to purchase tickets.

Wednesday, October 28
2015 Art for Charlie Pop-up Event
6–8pm, Education Wing
Help us raise awareness for pediatric palliative care through art! Stop by the Art for Charlie Pop-up Event to preview works from the 2015 Art for Charlie Competition that will later be on view in an exhibition at the Detroit College of Law. Featuring 20 Michigan artists identified as finalists by juror Caitlin Doherty, Broad MSU Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs, prizes of distinction will be awarded to three artists that evening. For more information about the Art for Charlie Foundation, visit www.artforcharlie.com

Thursday, October 29
arachnoBROADia! 
5–8pm, Broad MSU
Join us for a night of frightening fun for all ages as the Broad MSU celebrates East Lansing’s Great Pumpkin Walk! Explore our newest exhibitions, try your hand at some ghoulish games, make halloween-themed crafts, and sink your fangs into scary snacks. Plus, learn more about your favorite creepy crawly creatures with our friends from MSU’s Bug House!

Friday, October 30
Broad Underground Film Series
7pm, Education Wing
The Broad Underground Film Series offers monthly screenings exploring Video Art and experimental and avant-garde film from its earliest developments up to the present day. An ongoing, collaboration between the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum and Film Studies faculty at Michigan State University, the Broad Underground Film Series is presented alongside Moving Time: Video Art at 50, 1965-2015 on view at the Broad MSU October 17, 2015 – February 14, 2016.