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.

November

Saturday, November 4, 11am–3pm 
Family Day: Celebrate
First Saturday means Family Day at the MSU Broad! The MSU Broad is turning five! Join us as we celebrate art, architecture, and our amazing community (that’s you!) with a big birthday party. Family Day is always FREE and open to the public. Presented by Farm Bureau Insurance.

Sunday, November 5, 12:30pm
Acoustic Lunch: Jen Sygit and Sam Corbin
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with Jen Sygit and Sam CorbinEarthwork Music Collective has said, “to hear Jen Sygit sing reminds us that old souls do live in young minds.” With a style tuned to Americana, Sam Corbin writes honest and thought-provoking songs with themes of love, loss, and human struggles. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts.

Sunday, November 5, 5–6pm
New in Student Performance: Michael Matias Brimmer 
Music for Meditation: an Exercise in Active Listening
Michael is a fourth-year studio art major in the Art, Art History, and Design department. His experimental sound performance will attune our consciousness to the aural sensory experience. This monthly series features MSU students as they develop and showcase their creative talents. 

Wednesday, November 8, 1–2pm
Bookworms at the Broad: Birthdays
Bring your eyes, ears, and imaginations to the MSU Broad for story time and creative fun inspired by this month's theme, birthdays! Bookworms is a collaboration with the East Lansing Public Library. Recommended for ages 2–5.

Friday, November 10, 10am
Sense of Self: Accessible Art Symposium
Join us for an exploration of sensory perception, identity, and accessibility hosted by Exceptions, an MSU-based literary and art journal that showcases the perspectives of visually impaired and blind individuals. Keynote offered by renowned disabilities scholar Dr. Georginia Kleege. Her collection of personal essays, Sight Unseen, offers an autobiographical account of Kleege’s own blindness alongside a cultural critique of how blindness is represented in literature, film, and language. Visit Exceptions online for a full symposium schedule. Participants are invited to join us at 5pm for the Exceptions: Accessible Art exhibition featuring student-made art and literature to experience with your eyes and hands.

Friday, November 10, 5pm
Exceptions: Accessible Art Exhibition
Experience art from a different perspective with this hands-on one-night exhibition featuring student-made art from the Department of Art, Art History, and Design and literature from the Department of English that bridges painting and poetry. Blind and sighted guests alike are invited to experience the artwork with their eyes and their hands. Hosted by Exceptions, an MSU-based literary and art journal that showcases the perspectives of visually impaired and blind individuals.

Wednesday, November 15, 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 in the Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing for free coffee and to connect with other Spartans! See you again on: Jan. 24, Feb. 21, and Mar. 21.

Friday, November 17, 7pm
Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw Opening Reception
Explore our newest exhibition and enjoy a performance at 7:30pm by Jim Shaw and Cary Loren, original members of the band Destroy All Monsters. Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw is the first exhibition to feature never-before-seen works by both artists that draw from their upbringing in Michigan.

Friday, November 17, 7pm
Broad Underground Film Series: Spoils
The Robin Theatre (REO Town)
Join us for an evening of avant-garde with four short films that focus on colonialism and various forms of material extraction. 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. Stay tuned for information on our season finale at Abrams Planetarium!

Sunday, November 19, 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.

Monday, November 20, 6pm
MSU Symphony Orchestra: Pulcinella by Igor Stravinsky
Experience the the awe-inspiring sound of the MSU Symphony Orchestra at the MSU Broad. Stravinsky’s neoclassical ballet premiered in Paris on May 15, 1920 with original set and costume design by Pablo Picasso. Stravinsky wrote of this work, "Pulcinella was my discovery of the past, the epiphany through which the whole of my late work became possible.”

December

Saturday, December 2, 11am–3pm
Family Day: Listen, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance
First Saturday means Family Day at the MSU Broad! Put on your listening ears for a special Family Day concert! Join us as we make musical art while enjoying performances by the Spartan Strings and Buzz n’ Buster.

Saturday, December 2, 12:30pm
Acoustic Lunch: Buzz n’ Buster
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with Buzz n’ Buster. Harmonica Buzz on guitar and Buster Bradley on harmonica will be rockin’ some roots boogie and blues as a special treat to our Family Day attendees. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts.

Sunday, December 3, 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.

Sunday, December 3, 5–6pm
New in Student Performance: Bodies of Sound
This month is a unique performance featuring the students of Artist-in-Residence, Alejandro T. Acierto. Acierto is a multimedia artist teaching interdisciplinary sound and performance in the MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design. His students will present new works being developed in their class, Bodies of Sound.

Acierto is one of the inaugural artists in the new MSU College of Arts & Letters Critical Race Studies Residency Program, funded with support from the MSU Federal Credit Union and the MSU Common Intellectual Experience.

Friday, December 8, 7pm
Broad Underground Film Series: The Mongols
The Robin Theatre, REO Town (Lansing)
Programmed by Kaveh Askari
Join us for a critique of media and cultural imperialism through a reenactment of the 13th-century Mongol invasion of Iran. 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 April 13!

Saturday, December 9, and Sunday, December 10, 12pm–7pm
Study Smart at the MSU Broad
Study smart at the MSU Broad during finals week. With plenty of study space, free food from 5–7pm, and relaxing art activities, you’re sure to ace exam week!

Wednesday, December 13, 1pm
Bookworms at the Broad: Music
Bring your eyes, ears, and imaginations to the MSU Broad for story time and creative fun inspired by this month's theme, music! Bookworms is a collaboration with the East Lansing Public Library. Recommended for ages 2–5.

Friday, December 15, 6–8pm
Field Station: Kathryn Andrews Opening Reception and Artist Conversation
Meet the artist at the opening reception of Field Station: Kathryn Andrews. At 7pm, Assistant Curator Steven Bridges will lead a conversation with Andrews. Andrews’ exhibition addresses the MSU Broad’s history as a site for the filming of the movie Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), using the museum as a set for her own dramaturgy. This exhibition is curated by Steven L. Bridges, Assistant Curator, with support provided in-part by the MSU Federal Credit Union.

Sunday, December 17, 3–5pm
Cocoa and Classics
Bring the whole family to the MSU Broad to warm up with hot cocoa and winter inspired art-making activities while listening to holiday classics performed by Verdant Winds. Don’t miss additional guest appearances by the cast of the Capital Ballet Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker.