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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, Broad MSU
Free and open to the public
Free docent-led tours of the Broad MSU are offered every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm and 3pm. 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.

February

Friday, February 3, 7pm
Altered Tour: Interior Spaces
Kate Terry’s site-specific thread installations respond directly to the architecture of the spaces they inhabit. She is interested in how this almost invisible material can command and disrupt behavior. With this in mind, we’ll learn some basic principles of interior design from local professional, Courtney Hovey. Hovey earned her bachelor’s degree in interior design from MSU in 2015, where she was Vice President of U.S. Green Building Council, MSU Student Chapter. She is currently an interior designer at Stantec in Detroit.

Saturday, February 4, 11am–3pm
Family Day: Communication, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance
First Saturday means Family Day at the Broad MSU! Whose stories do artists tell? This month we explore systems of communication, voice, and story with our MSU Federal Credit Union Artist Studio Series artist Jan Tichy. Family Day is always free and open the public.

Sunday, February 5, 2pm
Call to Action | #pussyhats: Knitting Resistance and Agency
On January 21, 2017, millions across the globe donned pink “pussyhats” as they gathered to voice their support for human rights issues including reproductive health, LGBTQIA rights, civil rights, and religious freedom. Join Apparel + Textile Design faculty members Theresa Winge and Rebecca Schuiling for a discussion of the Pussyhat Project and the power of dress within social movements. Following the talk, we invite you to engage with your elected officials addressing the issues you care most about at our postcard station. MSU Museum curators Mary Worrall and Shirley Wajda will be on hand with a small exhibition of objects of historic social movements. Call to Action is an ongoing series that encourages members of our community to be active participants in the democratic process. A range of activities and discussions will explore the ways you can advocate for issues that are important to you.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Wednesday, February 8, 7pm

Into the Golden Age: Celtic Art of a Medieval Ireland
Using the Irish Uprising of 1916 as a starting point, 2116: Forecast of the Next Century asks 16 contemporary artists to look forward another 100 years and imagine what the future might hold for Ireland. In this lecture, Caitlín Doherty, curator of the exhibition, will take us back to early Medieval times and a shared Celtic tradition which has become immediately recognizable around the world today. Using some of the finest works of art from this time as examples such as manuscript illumination, metalwork, and stone sculpture, the audience will be taken on a journey into the Golden Age of Irish art and will further consider how this continues to inform an understanding of Irish identity today.

Sunday, February 12, 2pm
New in Student Performance: MSU Orchesis
Find personal expression through body language. MSU Orchesis strives to enhance and enrich the presence of dance in our daily lives with this interactive performance. 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!

Wednesday, February 15, 2pm
BroadPOP Studio: Play with Clay
The studio is open! Get your hands dirty and play with clay. Roll, press, carve, and stamp your own design into a personalized clay tile. You make it, we’ll fire it, then visit the studio again to put on the finishing touches. Don’t forget to tag us using #BroadPOP and @BroadMSU!

Friday, February 17, 7pm
Broad Underground Film Series: Flicker Describing a Cone
The Orchard St. Pump House (368 Orchard St., East Lansing)
This month’s Broad Underground will juxtapose the hallucinatory rhythms in Tony Conrad’s The Flicker (1966) with an interactive, three dimensional light sculpture in Anthony McCall’s Line Describing a Cone (1973). You’ll never be able to look at film the same way again. This series is an ongoing collaboration between the Broad MSU, Film Studies program, and Department of English at MSU. This year’s partnering venues include The Robin Theatre in REO Town and (SCENE) Metrospace in East Lansing. Stay tuned for information on our season finale at Abrams Planetarium!

Sunday, February 19, 11am
Broad Wellness: Creative Self-Care
Free with online registration
Transform everyday stress into well-being by moving with beauty at the Broad MSU. 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. Heather is the Director of Health and Education services for Happendance, a dance-service organization based in the Mid-Michigan area which partners with local school districts, hospitals, and social organizations.

Thursday, February 23, 7pm
Artist Talk: Kate Terry
Join artist Kate Terry as she talks about her latest work and recent installation, Suspended Space, currently on view through April 2. Terry’s practice includes sculpture, installation and drawing, with her current installation employing thread to form intricate geometric patterns amid hundreds of taught, straight lines that intersect and create new architectures within the gallery space. The lecture is also planned in conjunction with MSU’s Art, Art History, and Design Guest Lecture Series.

Saturday, February 25, 12:30pm
Acoustic Lunch: Rachael Kilgour
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with Rachael Kilgour. Kilgour is a Minnesota-based songwriter and performing artist whose sincere, lyric-driven work has been called both brave and humane. Kilgour has been featured at NYC’s Lincoln Center and by the ASCAP Music Cafe at the Sundance Film Festival. A versatile performer, Kilgour has shared stages with indie artists Haley Bonar & Jeremy Messersmith as well as folk legends Greg Brown, Cheryl Wheeler & Catie Curtis. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts.

Tuesday, February 28, 2pm
50 Years On: Conversations Around the Collection
Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with the first event in our spring series collaboration with the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities titled, 50 Years On: Reflections on Race, Racism and the Legacies of the 1967 Detroit Riots. Coordinated around the visit to MSU on April 3, 2017, by the award-winning writer and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates as part of the World View Lecture Series, the Broad MSU is offering a series of programs that promote discussion about the burden of racism in American society. Featuring Assistant Curator, Carla Acevedo-Yates, along with special guest Jena Baker-Calloway of the MSU Detroit Center, who will use the work of Detroit artist, Tyree Guyton as a departure point for their conversation. Jena Baker-Calloway grew up in Detroit and graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Sociology and a master's degree from the University of Michigan's School of Public Health. Support for this program provided by the MSU Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant/Office for Inclusion.

March

Friday, March 3, 7pm
Altered Tour: Flint Voices with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
*Seating for this event is limited. Please plan accordingly.
Listen to the voices of those living in crisis and the woman who fought for their basic human right. In the hopes of providing greater visibility to the Flint water crisis through the amplification of voices previously unheard, Chicago-based artist Jan Tichy and high school students from Flint and Lansing have created Beyond Streaming, a sound mural currently on view in the Education Wing. These recorded experiences will be the backdrop to an engaging presentation delivered by the distinguished Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. Mona Hanna-Attisha MD, MPH, FAAP, is director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, and is assistant professor of pediatrics at the MSU College of Human Medicine. Dr. Mona’s research and testing of lead levels in Flint children proved beyond all doubt, ignorance or dismissiveness that Flint’s water had become poisonous. Please join us for this unique opportunity to see past the media coverage and catch a glimpse of the lives at stake. TIME has named Mona Hanna-Attisha to the 2016 TIME 100—its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The Altered Tour series invites scholars and experts across a multitude of disciplines to give guided tours of exhibitions through a non-art centered point of view.

Saturday, March 4, 11am–3pm
Family Day: Movement, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance
First Saturday means Family Day at the Broad MSU! Does art move you? Explore motion through artistic eyes as we create artwork in response to the whirling, wobbling, and wonderful movement all around us. Family Day is always free and open the public.

Sunday, March 12, 11am
Broad Wellness: Creative Self-Care
Free with online registration
Transform everyday stress into well-being by moving with beauty at the Broad MSU. The Creative Self-Care experience is instructed by Heather Vaughan-Southard, who 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. Heather is the Director of Health and Education services for Happendance, a dance-service organization based in the Mid-Michigan area which partners with local school districts, hospitals, and social organizations.

Wednesday, March 15, 2pm
BroadPOP Studio: Arts Advocacy Day
Make a button, wear it with pride! Join us this month as we support Youth Art Month and the 30th annual Arts Advocacy Day, happening in Washington, D.C. on the 20th and 21st. We’ll be using the art of collage (and our very cool button maker) to express the transformative power the arts have in our community. Don’t forget to tag us using #BroadPOP and @BroadMSU!

Wednesday, March 15, 7pm
Broad Underground Film Series: Infrastructuralisms
(SCENE) Metrospace
"Infrastructuralisms" examines the poetics and politics of infrastructure across a range of experimental films and videos. Challenging the tendency of infrastructure to recede from view until its catastrophic failure, this event focuses on films that make visible the buried networks, systems, and substrates that make everyday life possible. This series is an ongoing collaboration between the Broad MSU, Film Studies program, and Department of English at MSU. This year’s partnering venues include The Robin Theatre in REO Town and (SCENE) Metrospace in East Lansing. Stay tuned for information on our season finale at Abrams Planetarium!

Saturday, March 18, 3pm
Stories of Home with the Nokomis Learning Center
Bring the whole family for an afternoon of interactive storytelling and cultural exchange with our friends from the Nokomis Learning Center. Storytelling has a high position in the culture of the Anishinaabek. The tales and legends have within them lessons and history capable of touching the hearts and mind of all who come to listen.The Nokomis Native American Cultural Learning Center is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the history, arts, and culture of the Anishinaabe people—the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi nations.

Sunday, March 19, 2pm
New in Student Performance: Zach Adleman
Zach Adleman is a Jazz Studies student majoring in drumset. Zach’s group has blown away the competition and recently landed themselves a spot at this year’s East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz festival. 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, March 24, 12:30pm
Acoustic Lunch: Ken Yates
Bring your lunch to the crossroads of Canadian roots music with Ken Yates. Since first planting roots within the Canadian music scene in 2011, Ken Yates has steadily grown a reputation as one of the country’s brightest singer/songwriters. His sound offers the complete package—unforgettable melodies, emotionally charged storytelling, and top-notch guitar chops—all gloriously displayed on Yates’ new album, Huntsville. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts.

Sunday, March 26, 2pm
Michigan Global Roots Music Festival
The Fourth Annual Michigan Global Roots Music Festival will be making a stop at the Broad MSU! This multi-city festival invites the community to immerse themselves in music from around the globe, including the Middle East, West Africa, Japan, and the Celtic nations.

Tuesday, March 28, 2pm
50 Years On: Conversations Around the Collection
Join us as we continue with our second conversation in this spring series collaboration with the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities titled, 50 Years On: Reflections on Race, Racism and the Legacies of the 1967 Detroit Riots. Coordinated around the visit to MSU on April 3 by the award-winning writer and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates as part of the World View Lecture Series, the Broad MSU is offering a series of programs that promote discussion about the burden of racism in American society. Join us for our second installment of three conversations centered around a work from our collection. Featuring Assistant Curator, Steven Bridges, along with special guest Dr. Carl Taylor who will use the work of Margaret Burroughs as a departure point for their conversation. Support for this program provided by the MSU Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant/Office for Inclusion.

Wednesday, March 29
MFA Public Talks, 6pm
Doors open at 6pm; Talks begin at 6:30pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing
Join Michigan State University Department of Art, Art History, and Design third-year graduate students Ladan Bahmani, Elyse Gambino, Kristen Franyutti, Jordan Smith, and Chelsea Young as they discuss their work included in the 2017 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, on view from March 18–April 2, 2017. Q&A to follow with Assistant Curator Carla Acevedo-Yates moderating the discussion.