GSAH Global Perspectives Spring Symposium 2019 @ B342 Wells Hall
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
GSAH Global Perspectives Spring Symposium 2019 @ B342 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The participants will present their own approach to integrating sexual minorities as
a key topic into a course already taught or in a conceptual phase. The presentations
will be followed by an open discussion, both on the challenges and opportunities
that this particular topic presents to instructors as well as to students, and on the
significance of foregrounding sexual minorities in higher education, not to mention
the need to raise the awareness of, and to sharpen the collective consciousness
about, sexual minorities in academic communities.

2019 Undergraduate Exhibition @ (SCENE) Metrospace
Apr 5 – Apr 28 all-day
2019 Undergraduate Exhibition @ (SCENE) Metrospace | East Lansing | Michigan | United States


RECEPTION: Friday, April 5th
6:00-8:00PM // Remarks & Awards at 7PM

SHOW DATES: April 5 – April 28

Join us on Friday, April 5th from 6:00-8:00PM for the opening reception for the 2019 Undergraduate Exhibition at (SCENE) Metrospace. The 2019 Department of Art, Art History, and Design Undergraduate Exhibition marks an important achievement for our student exhibitors. These students continue a long history preceded by thousands of alumni who have shown in past Undergraduate Exhibitions at MSU. Centered in a learning environment that values the development of personal vision, critical inquiry, and philosophical reflection, undergraduate students across all disciplines make intellectual and artistic discoveries. This exhibition features a sampling of coursework from Apparel & Textile Design, Ceramics, Comics, Drawing, Electronic Art & Intermedia, Graphic Design, Photography, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture.

Alison Wong, Guest Juror
Alison Wong is first-generation Chinese American artist, curator, and educator based in Detroit, MI. Wong received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI and her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. Primarily working in the field of painting and drawing, Wong takes inspiration from her personal histories and her professional practice as and Director and Curator of Wasserman Projects, founder of Butter Projects, and Adjunct Faculty at College for Creative Studies.

Dr. Orkan Telhan Visiting Artist Lecture @ 326 Natural Science
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dr. Orkan Telhan Visiting Artist Lecture @ 326 Natural Science | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

DR ORKAN TELHAN / APRIL 10 / 326 NATURAL SCIENCE  / 6PM                                                                                        

Dr. Orkan Telhan is an interdisciplinary artist, designer and researcher whose investigations focus on the design of interrogative objects, interfaces, and media, engaging with critical issues in social, cultural, and environmental responsibility. Telhan teaches at the UPENN and is a co-founder of Biorealize.

Education Under Seige: Attacks on Scholars and Scholarship in Turbulent Times @ MSU International Center, Room 303
Apr 11 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 12 @ 9:00 pm

The 12th annual Muslim Studies Program Conference will be happening from April 11 to 12 at the International Center, featuring Keynote Speaker Debbie Almontaser.

Mind the Gap: Bridging the Researcher-Teacher Divide @ Wells Hall, B-Wing
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This mini-conference event brings researchers and teachers together in dialogue around the questions “Do teachers care about research?” and “Do researchers care about teachers?” Plenary session presentations by researcher Dr. Masatoshi Sato (Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile) and a language educator (TBD) will be followed by a mixer in smaller break-out rooms, where language researchers and language teachers will engage in guided but informal dialogue. The event will conclude with a Town Hall-style forum, facilitated by MSU’s Second Language Studies program chair, Dr. Shawn Loewen.

SOSLAP Movie Night: “Arrival” @ Wells Hall B210
Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come nerd out with us as we host another language-acquisition-themed movie night with the film “Arrival”

What: Movie night + free snacks and drinks

When: Thursday April 18th 4 – 6 pm

Where: Wells Hall B21

Who: all associated with the SLS and MA-TESOL program and their students, friends, and family!

Our Table: Reducing Your Foodprint @ Wells Hall, MSU Hub
Apr 23 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

This semester, Sandra Logan, Associate Professor of English and Director of the College of Arts & Letters’ Citizen Scholars program, and Dana Kirk, Assistant Professor of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering and Director of Michigan State University’s Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center, teamed up to offer MSU’s first ISB/IAH combination course: “the food waste challenge.”

Throughout the semester, Kirk and Logan’s students have brainstormed ways to help the MSU and East Lansing communities learn more about our food waste problem. Join these students for an Our Table conversation on why we should pay attention to food waste and what we can do to waste less.

International Sculpture Day @ Kresge Art Center, Sculpture Annex
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
International Sculpture Day @ Kresge Art Center, Sculpture Annex | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Open House celebration of ISDay (International Sculpture Day) is Saturday, April 27 from 12:00pm-4:00pm, located in the Sculpture Building. The open house features work by graduate students Mary Peacock and Marcos Serafim, as well as graduating senior Richard Tanner. There’s also course work from Construction/Fabrication and Installation/Mixed Media. Come enjoy food, fun, and great conversations!

Current exhibitions featuring sculpture students:
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, The Master of Fine Arts Exhibition
(SCENE) Metrospace: The 2019 Undergraduate Exhibition

2019 East Lansing Schools Visual Arts Exhibition @ (SCENE) Metrospace
May 10 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm
2019 East Lansing Schools Visual Arts Exhibition @ (SCENE) Metrospace | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

2019 East Lansing Schools Visual Arts Exhibition

Exhibition Dates May 10 ­– June 2, 2019

Reception May 11, 1-3pm

The annual East Lansing Schools Visual Arts Exhibition features over 200 artworks created by Kindergarten through High School students attending school in the City of East Lansing. This year’s exhibition includes artwork from Donely Elementary, Glencairn Elementary School at Red Cedar, Marble Elementary School, Pinecrest Elementary School, Whitehills Elementary School, Macdonald Middle School, and the Fiber Arts Students from East Lansing High School. The inspiring Art Educators of East Lansing Sabrina Arceo, Jacqueline Carroll, Lauren Engler, Elise Millard, Sarah Ruttman, Eileen Sturm, Jaime Valente, and Kelly Yerby work together to organize this exhibition.


This exhibition is supported by the MSU College of Arts & Letters and the Department of Art, Art History, and Design. Additionally, we would like to offer a special thank you to the Walmart Community Grant­­s Foundation for providing the mattes to frame all of the artwork.

Textscape @ MSU Union Art Gallery
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm
Textscape @ MSU Union Art Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States


Hongtao Zhou

Textscapes are 3D printed documents to reemphasis printing in modern technological world.

May 17 – July 12, 2019


Textscapes are 3D printed documents to reemphasis printing in modern technological world. Printing technology was first created in ancient China to reproduce text using woodblocks, however today’s definition had been widely adopted in 3D printing, an additive process more often to create objects instead of duplicate text. Textscape generates letter-sized 3D documents to visually profile the subject matters of the texts, such as cities, landscapes or figures. These documents make reading process interactive for general audience or blind people, as knowledge as well as art. This series of work has variations of braille, language characters, calligraphies and number systems to bridge the contents and its visuality in architecture, landscape, portraits and abstract matters.

Hongtao Zhou is an interdisciplinary scholar and artist, he researches, practices and teaches in the areas of Design, Architecture, Exhibition Design, Furniture Design & Fabrication and Contemporary Sculpture & Installation. Hongtao holds a PhD from Purdue University, a MFA from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MS from Northeast Forest University of China. He is a professor at Tongji College of Design and Innovation (D&I) and a visiting professor at University of Hawaii-Manoa (UHM). Hongtao had been serving as the Director of the UHM Haigo and Irene Shen Architecture Gallery. Currently he is Executive Member and Curator of the National Association of Chinese Artists in American Academia.

Hongtao has exhibited nationally & internationally including Centre Pompidou, Gwangju Design Biennale-South Korea, National Museum of China, Milan Design Week, Milwaukee Art Museum, Chazen Museum of Art, Haggerty Museum of Art, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Charles Allis Art Museum, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum in Beijing and Taiwan Design Center. He published his work and research in Interior Design, Interni, Design Bureau, Transmaterial, Metropolis, American Craft, Artdaily Zhuangshi Magazine, Modern Weekly and Huffington Post. Centre Pompidou and the University of Virginia collected his work. Hongtao’s work is currently on view in the 2019 Venice Biennale in collaboration with TONTSEN DESIGN in the European Cultural Centre Exhibition.

This exhibition made possible thanks to the MSU College of Arts and Letters, Department of Art, Art History, and Design. Special Thanks to Xia Gao, Associate Professor of Apparel and Textile Design. Work shown made possible by Jiabao Zhu, Project Assistant, Making Lab, Tongji University, College of Design and Innovation (D&I).