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. 

January 2015

Saturday, January 10
Collection Show & Tell
2 PM, Lower Level (Dr. Milton E. and Beth E. Muelder Collectors’ Lobby)
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. This month, Director of Education Michelle Word discusses Revival Ramp by Mel Chin.

Tuesday, January 13
Future Returns Documentary Film Series: Where Should I Go?
Director: Li Junhu, 2010, 70 min.
7 PM, Education Wing
Free and open to the public
Director Li Junhu shares the story of a rural family who travels from their hometown to the city. Driven by the pursuit of increased educational opportunities for the children, the family becomes aware of the tremendous gap between hopes for a better future and their present economic reality. Exactly which road should they follow? Should they return to the countryside or stay in the city? Preview the film here.

Friday, January 16
Exhibition Reception for Jessica Frelinghuysen: Conversation Domes
7 PM, Education Wing
Free and open to the public
Join Detroit-based artist Jessica Frelinghuysen as we celebrate her work and collect new conversations for her installation Conversation Domes. The exhibition is part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Artist Studio Series, which invites artists to interact with the community through site-specific installations presented alongside educational encounters that offer insight into the artists’ creative processes.

Tuesday, January 20
In Conversation: Day After Debt: A Call for Student Loan Relief
7 PM, Education Wing
Initiated by Kurdish artist Ahmet Öğüt, Day After Debt: A Call for Student Loan Relief responds to the troubling debt culture that has developed around higher education in the United States. Join Öğüt; Mari Spirito, Curator, Protocinema; Laura Hanna, Debt Collective; and Steve Do, Student Loan Financial Advisor, MSU, as they discuss the exhibition and offer a forum to students, educators, and the wider community to address the pressure student debt places upon graduates.

Tuesday, January 27
Future Returns Documentary Film Series: Classmates
Director: Lin Xin, 2009, 203 min.
7 PM, Education Wing
Free and open to the public
In 1978, director Lin Xin graduated from Tongchuan Coal Mine Middle School. Thirty years later, he encounters his old classmates and records their individual lives and history. Set amidst the backdrop of China’s historic reforms, a story unfolds that is unique to those who came of age in the new era and reveals the events that have come to shape their lives.

Friday, January 30
East Lansing 2030 Conversation: Ecologies and Economies
6:30 PM, Education Wing
Free and open to the public
Join the participants of East Lansing 2030 | Collegeville Re-Envisioned for a detailed look at the systems and relationships that make up East Lansing and the American college town. David Leven and Stella Betts of Levenbetts will present their design for the exhibition and engage in a discussion about the thinking behind their project—specifically how light can shape the future of our urban environment.