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.

Click here for information on our Day Trip to the DIA (June 17)

Every Saturday and Sunday

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

May 2015

Saturday, May 2
Family Day, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance
12–4 PM, Education Wing
Free and open to the public
Collaborate with us and members of Big Brothers Big Sisters as we visualize sound and decorate pianos for Keys in the Cities! These playable pianos will be on display locally throughout the summer. Family Day is presented by Farm Bureau Insurance and takes place on first Saturdays at the Broad MSU.

Saturday, May 2
Gallery Talk: American Appetite: Transforming Food Culture
2 PM, Dr. Milton E. and Beth E. Muelder Collectors’ Lobby (Lower Level)
Free and open to the public
Join Museum Studies students enrolled in Susan J. Bandes’ Curatorial Practices course as they discuss how food culture has evolved and transformed in the past hundred years through the objects included in the student-curated exhibition American Appetite: Transforming Food Culture.

Thursday, May 7
Public Write-In
6–8 PM, Broad MSU
Free and open to the public
Look forward to an evening of spoken and written word surrounding the theme of landscape! Members of the 2015 Writing Residency Program will share their written responses to Trevor Paglen: The Genres and lead participants through a series of short exploratory writing activities that draw from the historic and contemporary works on view in the exhibition.

Saturday, May 9
Focus on the Collection
2 PM, Dr. Milton E. and Beth E. Muelder Collectors’ Lobby (Lower Level)
Free and open to the public
Welcome the warmer weather with us as our Exhibitions Manager, Jayne Goeddeke, presents Lester Johnson’s Summer Group Walking #5. Learn more about this work by an artist known for his devotion to the human figure as subject matter.

Friday, May 15
The Art of: Lebanese Cuisine
6–8 PM, Broad MSU
$35 Members • $45 Public
Tickets on sale now!
Explore the art of Lebanese cuisine with cookbook author and food blogger, Maureen Abood. She’ll teach us about the staples of Lebanese fare and discover how this at-home cook turned her passion into a successful blog and published cookbook. Event cost is per person and includes light hors d’oeuvres, a copy of Maureen’s recently released cookbook Rose Water and Orange Blossoms, and professional presentation.

Maureen Abood is a professional writer and food blogger whose work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington PostSaveurThe Chicago Tribune, and The Huffington Post, among others. In 2011 she started her award-winning blog Rose Water & Orange Blossoms, where she shares her stories, photos, and recipes featuring Lebanese cuisine. She lives in Harbor Springs and East Lansing, Michigan.

Sunday, May 17
Art Museum Day 2015
Join the Broad MSU for Art Museum Day on Sunday, May 17 — as always, admission is free! After you say hi to us at the East Lansing Art Festival, stop by the museum and get a 10% discount at our shop and make a button to take home with you. Don’t forget to share your visit by using the hashtags #ArtMuseumDay and #BroadLovesLansing!

Sunday, May 17
New in Student Performance
2 PM, Education Wing
Free and open to the public
This monthly series features MSU students as the Education Wing becomes a laboratory to develop and showcase their creative research. In may, join creative writing student and singer-songwriter Stefanie Haapala for an acoustic performance.

Thursday, May 21
Trending Now: Yesomi Umolu
7–8 PM, Education Wing
Free and open to the public
In preparation for the Broad MSU’s upcoming exhibition of contemporary African art, Assistant Curator Yesomi Umolu visited Ghana, Senegal, and Nigeria, as well as the Venice Biennale. Join Yesomi as she discusses global trends in contemporary art practice through highlights from her recent travels.

Saturday, May 23
Yoga at the Broad MSU
11 AM, Sculpture Garden
Free with advanced registration
Stretch your mind, body, and spirit in the Sculpture Garden this summer at the Broad MSU! Join us on the fourth Saturday of the month as local yoga instructors guide you through morning practice. Please bring your own mat; free with registration. Visit us all summer for more yoga on June 27July 25, and August 22!

Saturday, May 30
Be A Tourist In Your Own Town
Become a Lansing tourist and get your “passport” stamped at the Broad MSU on Be a Tourist in Your Own Town day on May 30! One of 70 local attractions, the Broad MSU will be a destination for interacting with exhibitions, Broad MSU staff, and fellow community members. While visiting for BATYOT, take part in the launch of #BroadLovesLansing, our invitation to visit us in locations all over Lansing this summer and share your experience.

Looking Ahead

Wednesday, June 17
Day Trip to the DIA
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Purchase tickets here
Join the Broad MSU as we travel to the Detroit Institute of Arts for an exclusive look at Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit. Cost is per person and includes round-trip transportation via motor coach, discounted museum admission, a private 30-minute lecture, a guided audio tour of the exhibition, and a catered lunch. Tickets must be purchased by June 3 and fees are non-refundable after May 31. Space for this trip is limited—reserve your spot today! See pricing information below or contact Sandra Szymanski at (517) 884-3914 or with questions.

Curators’ and Director’s Club: $65.00 per person
All Other Members: $80.00 per person
Non-Member: $100.00 per person

Thursday, June 25
The Art of Brewing: Beer Edition
6 PM, Broad MSU
Tickets on sale now!
The art of brewing continues with our second event on Thursday, June 25. Explore the art of beer with Matt Jason and Jeremy Sprague, Founders of Sleepwalker Spirits and Ale in Lansing. Learn about the art behind this process and what goes into brewing different varieties, all while trying Sleepwalker beers made with local products!

Friday, September 25
The Art of Brewing: Coffee Edition
6 PM, Broad MSU
Tickets on sale now!
Join us Friday, September 25, for the conclusion of our art of brewing series. Explore the art and alchemy of coffee with Cara Nader, Owner of Strange Matter Coffee Co. in Lansing. Watch Cara and her team demonstrate the artistry of pour-over brewing while you sample the coffee voted "Lansing People's Choice" for Michigan's best coffee.