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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
Free and open to the public
It is not really magic. But for many, it is the greatest trick ever seen. Stop by the MSU Broad for docent-led tours featuring our current exhibition The Transported Man and uncover how artists transform ordinary objects into art. Offered every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm and 3pm.

MSU Broad Summer Art Camp 2017
Bring your imagination and creativity to art camp this summer at the MSU Broad! At summer art camp, young artists will experiment, research, tinker and test, imagine, wonder, design, and build. Click here for more information + registration.

Broad POP Studio: Summer Edition 2017
Summer’s here and we're hitting the streets. We’ll be traversing the Greater Lansing landscape with our custom-built, screen-printing cart, searching for creative minds and committing random acts of art. Keep your eyes peeled. Locations will be announced on Twitter (@msubroad).

July

Saturday, July 1, 11am–3pm
Family Day: Fantasy, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance
Are you a daydreamer? Share the fantastic ideas your mind can create as we embark on a journey into your imagination! Family Day is always free and open the public.

Friday, July 7, 6pm
This is Not a Tour: The Transported Man
Take an unconventional look at our newest exhibition The Transported Man. Discover how ordinary objects are transformed into works of art through this offbeat, interactive tour. WARNING: This tour may contain strong language and random acts of weirdness. Participant discretion is advised.

Saturday, July 15, 12pm
FIND US at Old Town Scrapfest
Old Town (Lansing)
One person’s trash is another’s treasure. How do you use your imagination? Artists use theirs to transform the world around them. Visit our THIS-IS-NOT-THAT booth at Old Town Scrapfest to make something ordinary truly extraordinary.

Saturday, July 22, 12:30pm
Acoustic Lunch: Danika & The Jeb
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with Danika Holmes and Jeb Hart. This Nashville duo combines Jeb’s clean and sophisticated style of playing with Danika’s smooth, soulful vocals to create their own unique blend of acoustic pop. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts.

Sunday, July 30, 6pm
Yoga at the MSU Broad
Free with advance registration
Stretch your mind, body, and spirit in the sculpture garden this summer at the MSU Broad! This month MSU yoga instructor, Lizzy Paul, guides us through a session to leave you revitalized for the week ahead. Lizzy is a graduate of MSU and a registered yoga instructor with teaching experience in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and here at MSU with Recreational Sports and Fitness Services. Please bring your own mat; free with registration. Join us for more yoga on August 27!

August

Thursday, August 3, 7pm
Before Your Very Eyes, part 1: Reflections of Ourselves
Join Dr. Cristina Albu as she discusses contemporary art’s use of mirrors to encourage active participation and interpersonal awareness. This presentation will trace the growing integration of reflective media in art starting with the 1960s and incorporate works from our current exhibition, The Transported Man. Dr. Albu teaches contemporary art and theory at the University of Missouri. Her recently published book is titled, Mirror Affect: Seeing Self, Observing Others in Contemporary Art. This event is part of Before Your Very Eyes, a three-part series running throughout August that explores the role you play as viewers in completing an artwork.

Saturday, August 5, 11am–3pm
Family Day: Reflection
Is your art a mirror image of you? Explore the many ways art can reflect the world around it! Family Day is always FREE and open the public. Presented by Farm Bureau Insurance.

Saturday, August 5, 1pm
FIND US at Lansing JazzFest
Old Town (Lansing)
How do you use your imagination? Artists use theirs to transform the world around them. Visit our THIS-IS-NOT-THAT booth at the Lansing JazzFest to make something ordinary truly extraordinary. 

Sunday, August 6, 3pm
Coffee and the Collection: Transported 
The Collection Gallery (lower level)
Join MSU Broad Assistant Curator Steven L. Bridges for a tour of the inaugural exhibition in the newly anointed Collection Gallery, The Transported Collection, on its closing day. Enjoy some of the cherished artwork from our permanent collection in a whole new light, while learning more about the curatorial decisions behind the exhibition. Following the gallery walk-through, join Bridges for coffee and conversation in the museum’s cafe.

Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13, 12pm
FIND US at Great Lakes Folk Festival
Downtown East Lansing
Find our table at the Great Lakes Folk Festival to get information on upcoming exhibitions, events, and programs! While you’re there receive some cool, free stuff.

Thursday, August 17, 7pm
Altered Tour: Hedwig and the Acrobatic Elephant
Get a behind the scenes look at building the full size replica of an African Elephant for artist Daniel Firman’s recent work, Loxodonta (2017), currently on view in The Transported Man. Join Hedwig Snoeckx as she walks us through the amazing process of creating these hyper-real reconstructions of some of the largest animals on the planet. Snoeckx is co-director of the Belgian company Zephyr where replicas of hominids and other animals are made to serve educational purposes around the world.

Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19, 6:30pm 
Renegade at the MSU Broad: Soapbox Speeches and Visions For The End Of The World
The MSU Broad is proud to be a venue in this year’s Renegade Theatre Festival with a two-night performance of works by Scott Crandall and Tom Helma. Join us at 6:30pm in the courtyard for Helma's Soapbox Speeches, a series of famous speeches with actors portraying such notables as Sojourner Truth, Golda Meir, and Robert Kennedy. Then inside at 7pm, Crandall's Visions For The End Of The World takes us through the apocalyptic visions of a shipwrecked prophet. Using poetry, energetic dance, religious ecstasy, sea shanties, a boombox, and a bird, Visions takes its viewers to the point of no return.

Saturday, August 19, 10am
FIND US at Art Feast
Old Town (Lansing)
How do you use your imagination? Artists use theirs to transform the world around them. Visit our THIS-IS-NOT-THAT booth at Art Feast to make something ordinary truly extraordinary.

Sunday, August 20, 4–5pm
Before Your Very Eyes, part 2: What We Bring
Join us for a fun afternoon of improv mayhem featuring local members of the performing arts community. Audience members are encouraged to contribute to the fun with a personal item brought from home. By bringing an object, you’ll be providing the inspiration these performers need to make us laugh and think. From the everyday to the precious (maybe not too precious), what stories do the objects around us tell? While you’re here, explore The Transported Man to discover the many ways artists have transformed common objects. This event is part of Before Your Very Eyes, a three-part series running throughout August that explores the role you play as viewers in completing an artwork.

Friday, August 25, 6pm
This is Not a Tour: The Transported Man
Take an unconventional look at our newest exhibition, The Transported Man. Discover how ordinary objects are transformed into works of art through this offbeat, interactive tour. WARNING: This tour may contain strong language and random acts of weirdness. Participant discretion is advised.

Saturday, August 26, 12:30pm
Acoustic Lunch: Mark Dvorak 
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with Mark Dvorak. Mark’s thirty year career as a touring musician, educator, and community builder have cemented him as an essential figure and masterful musician in the Chicago, folk music scene. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts.

Saturday, August 26, 5–7pm
Before Your Very Eyes, part 3: In Our Hands
Start your Saturday night with a mad-libs style self-guided tour through The Transported Man. Compete in head-to-head memory games, snap selfies with Marcel Duchamp, conjure vanishing art, and strike artsy poses with our one-of-a-kind “statue karaoke.” Through these challenging and fun interactives we’ll get to “play” with the art and explore our critical role as the viewer. This event is part of Before Your Very Eyes, a three-part series running throughout August that explores the role you play as viewers in completing an artwork.

Sunday, August 27, 6pm
Yoga at the MSU Broad
Free with advance registration
Stretch your mind, body, and spirit in the sculpture garden this summer at the MSU Broad! This month MSU yoga instructor, Chris Martindale, guides us through a session to leave you revitalized for the week ahead. Chris teaches yoga at Michigan State University with the Recreational Sports and Fitness Services department. Please bring your own mat; free with registration. Click here to register.

Tuesday, August 29 and Wednesday, August 30, 2pm
MSU Broad celebrates Welcome Week
Welcome back students! We’ve missed you. Do you wanna hang out? We made this really cool screen-printing cart we’d like to show you. Come check it out. You can make a custom designed tote bag to carry around campus.