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. 

August 2014

Friday, August 1
Film Screening and Discussion
A Border Seen: Dividing India and Pakistan
7 PM | Education Wing
Free and open to the public
67 years ago this month, British India was divided into the independent nations of India, dominated by Hindu communities, and Pakistan, envisaged as a homeland for Muslims. The subcontinent’s partition set off the migration of over 12 million people and resulted in the deaths of at least 500,000. The documentary short Wagah (dir. Supriyo Sen, 2009) focuses on life on the border today by capturing the flag ceremony held each evening on either side of the border crossing. The film depicts the border as a staging ground not only for feelings of patriotism, but also for ambivalence about the division. The film will be screened in conjunction with the work of artists Mithu Sen and Imran Qureshi, whose work is currently on view at the Broad MSU.

Saturday, August 2
Family Day
12–4 PM, Education Wing
Free and open to the public
Make hands-on projects based on current exhibitions at the Broad MSU, take a special family tour at 1 PM, and check out our iPad scavenger hunt! Family Day is presented by Farm Bureau Insurance.

Saturday, August 9
Collection Show and Tell
2 PM, Dr. Milton E. and Beth E. Muelder Collectors Lobby (Lower Level)
Free and open to the public
In this ongoing series, someone from the Broad MSU crew will select a work from our collection and share with you what they think is special about it.

Friday, August 22
The Art of: Gardening
6 PM | Tickets on sale soon!
Explore the art of creative container gardening with Daedre Craig, Annual Trial Garden Manager at the MSU Horticulture Gardens. Check back soon for more information!

Thursday, August 28
The Land Grant: Forest Law, A project by Ursula Biemann and Paulo Tavares
6 PM Artist Talk, 7 PM Public Opening
Free and open to the public
Over the past year, Swiss artist Ursula Biemann and Brazilian architect Paulo Tavares have carried out intense research and fieldwork in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest in preparation for their exhibition, The Land Grant: Forest Law at the Broad MSU. Join the artists in conversation at 6 PM to gain insight into their collaborative project, which considers the shifting relationship between man and nature. Click here to read more about this exhibition.

Saturday, August 30
Yoga at the Broad
11 AM – 12:15 PM, Sculpture Garden
Join us for a morning of yoga out in the sculpture garden with a special guest instructor. Stretch your mind, body, and spirit! All skill levels welcome, and it's a BYOYS event (Bring Your Own Yoga Stuff).