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.
Broad MSU Summer Art Camp 2013
One-week sessions run June 17–July 12, 2013
Broad MSU Education Wing
Register at: http://broadmsusummerartcamp.eventbrite.com/
The Broad Art Museum at MSU welcomes children to participate in an exciting week of summer camp in the state-of-the-art education wing of our new building. We will look at, talk about, and make original art during the course of a week. Kids will learn about historical and contemporary artists and will create their own work using mixed media, architectural design, and sculpture. Tap into your “inner artist” and immerse yourself in the Broad MSU summer camp! Bring your imagination and creativity to the museum for this unique opportunity to explore contemporary art. Camp is led by art educators, museum staff, docents, and student teachers. Children will learn about the Broad MSU’s collection and will use the education wing as their own studio space. At the end of the week, campers will showcase their work in an exhibition at the museum. Registration deadline: May 30
Friday, June 28—Oscar Niemeyer: A Vida E Um Sopro (Life is a Breath of Air), 2007
Directed by Fabiano Maciel, 90 minutes, in Portuguese with English Subtitles
7pm, Broad MSU Education Wing
One of the most important figures in international modern architecture, Oscar Niemeyer passed away last December just shy of his 105th birthday! By combining modern building techniques with his trademark curved concrete forms, Niemeyer created designs that exude liquidity. In this program, Niemeyer reflects on his long life and prolific output, sharing his thoughts on his buildings in Brasília, his ideals for a fairer society and his philosophical contemplations on the nature of existence.
Saturday, July 6—Family Day
12–4pm, Education Wing
Free and open to the public
Make hands-on projects based on our current exhibitions on view, take a special family tour, and check-out our iPad scavenger hunt!
Thursday, July 11—Blind Field Walkthrough with Co-Curators Tumelo Mosaka and Irene Small
7pm, Meet at the Information Desk
Tickets—General Public: $7; Members: free
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Join the Broad MSU for an engaging walkthrough with Blind Field co-curators, Tumelo Mosaka and Irene Small. Tumelo Mosaka is the Curator of Contemporary Art, Krannert Art Museum and has curated many exhibitions at Krannert Art Museum and previously at The Brooklyn Museum. Mosaka has organized several national and international exhibitions for institutions such as the National Center for Afro-American Arts and the St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Irene V. Small, Guest Curator and Assistant Professor of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University teaches modern and contemporary art and criticism with a transnational focus. She is currently completing a book, Hélio Oiticica: Folding the Frame, which examines the emergence of a participatory art paradigm in mid-1960s Brazil. Small organized Verbivocovisual: Brazilian Concrete Poetry at Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University in 2006 and co-curated Multitude at Artists Space, New York City, in 2002.
Friday, July 19—Exhibiton Opening of Lisa Walcott: Less Still
MSUFCU Artist Studio Series
7pm, Education Wing
The Broad MSU is proud to introduce Lisa Walcott as one of the first of many artist installations made possible by the MSU Federal Credit Union Artist Studio Series. Artist, Lisa Walcott is a Michigan based installation artist and kinetic sculptor whose work explores the cycles of deterioration and growth through various subtle gestural objects. Walcott received her MFA in sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2010 and has continued to create and exhibit nationally. Her work explores mundane, extracted moments from familiar spaces, ultimately giving lyricism to the unseen and visual articulation to the unsaid. Walcott is interested in things that slip through your fingers, flash before your eyes or hover in the spaces in between: smoke curls, gurgling bubbles, or more agitating movements, such as the buzzing circuit of an irritating housefly. It is constantly moving, but stuck in a single moment; isolated, but full of room to guess. Part absurdist vignette, part surrealist ditty, the artwork of this Holland, Michigan-based artist offers a unique experience that tends to linger in one’s memory long after viewing. This exhibition will close October 20, 2013. This event is part of the MSUFCU Artist Studio Series, making it possible for working artists to visit, educate and interact with the community.
Thursday, July 25—Trending Now: Broad MSU Curator Alison Gass, Report on the 55th Venice Biennale 2013
7pm, Julie and Edward J. Minskoff Gallery
Curator of Contemporary Art, Alison Gass, recently returned from Italy where she was scouting new works of art at the 2013 Venice Biennale, one of the major international contemporary art exhibitions today. Find out what captured her attention and get a sneak peak at what you might see in future shows at the Broad MSU.
Friday, July 26—Blind Field's Bike Fields: Lansing to East Lansing Bike Ride
Start at the Capitol Building (Lansing) and end at the Broad MSU (East Lansing)
6:30–8:30pm, followed by refreshments and the Late Night Film Picnic: Hour of the Star
In conjunction and with support from Lansing Critical Mass
A bike ride that will focus on exploring Lansing and East Lansing’s “Blind Fields.” In constant flux, our daily routines change due to environmental, cultural, and political climates. This bike ride will investigate alternative modes of transportation and how this effects our perception of constructed and obstructed spaces. The ride will begin at the Capitol building in Lansing, then explore abandoned spaces, industrial power plants and The River Trail, eventually ending at The Broad Art Museum MSU to view the Blind Field exhibition and a special feature film screening of the Brazilian feature film, Hour of the Star (to be screened in the outside courtyard).
Friday, July 26—Late Night Film Picnic: Hour of the Star
9pm, Outside Courtyard (weather permitting)
Bring a blanket and a snack and watch a feature film outside in the Broad MSU courtyard
Based on the novel of the same name by Clarice Lispector, this acclaimed feature film directed by Suzana Amaral portrays a young Brazilian woman searching for romance and fulfillment in Sao Paulo. It was Brazil's 1986 Oscar nominee for best foreign film. “Andy Warhol said that in the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. “Hour of the Star" is a title that suggests a similar idea that this woman deserves one moment in her life when all of her dreams seem to come true.” – Roger Ebert
Saturday, July 27—New In Sound: Classical Music Program—Russian Romance
Flutist, Maxim Rubstov of the Russian National Orchestra accompanied by Sergei Kvitko on piano
7pm, Julie and Edward J. Minskoff Gallery
Tickets—General Public: $20; Members: $15; Student Members: $10
Purchase advance tickets here: https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3724
This special classical music program features a slice of Russian life that has been interpreted and updated by composers and performers over three centuries. Acclaimed flutist, Maxim Rubtsov brings such miniature gems of Russian composition to The Broad Art Museum MSU for this very special concert. Rubtsov is known as “one of the best flutists of the Modern Age.” He is also one of Russia’s best musical ambassadors. As principal flute of the Russian National Orchestra, Rubtsov has had unprecedented solo opportunities, including the Russian premiere of John Corigliano's Pied Piper Fantasy. Sergei Kvitko was born in Russia and came to the United States to pursue a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Michigan State University where he studied with Ralph Votapek. Kvitko is a composer and pianist who in spring of 2013 embarked on a 14-city solo concert tour, ending with his New York City debut at Carnegie Hall.