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Mar
28
Sat
Luis Sahagun Exhibition @ MSU Union Art Gallery
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – May 8 @ 5:00 pm
Luis Sahagun Exhibition @ MSU Union Art Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

New works by Luis Sahagun, 2019-2020 Artist in Residence in the College of Arts & Letters’ Critical Race Studies Residency program, will be on display at the MSU Union Art Gallery March 28-May 8, with an opening reception on Saturday, March 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sahagun’s drawings, sculptures, paintings, and performances confront the palpable inescapability of race and transforms art into an act of reclamation. As a previously undocumented immigrant and former laborer who immigrated to the United States with his family from Mexico at the age of 3, Sahagun’s work focuses on the importance of Latinx cultures and contributions in order to combat anti-immigration and anti-Latinx national rhetoric.

Monday-Thursday 12-5pm, Friday 12-7pm, Saturday 10am-2pm

ABOUT THE “OUR OWN STORY, OWN YOUR STORY” PROGRAMS

This spring semester 2020, the arts and culture programming at Michigan State University confronts the urgent questions of racial prejudice, implicit bias, inequality, human and social justice, mass incarceration, and citizenship by bringing together internationally renowned artists, composers, writers, poets, and filmmakers. From April 5 to 10, nine events will boldly take up a broad range of storytelling practices to encourage compassionate thinking, generate awareness of our most pressing social issues, and serve as inspiring catalysts for civic action. All these events are open to the public.

We welcome you to come and listen to award-winning singers, musicians, filmmakers, poets, and artists and hear the stories of our time. We hope that listening to these stories will help you find your own. For more information on other events: http://www.cal.msu.edu/signature-events

May
5
Tue
Global Day of Unity: Giving Tuesday
May 5 all-day
Global Day of Unity: Giving Tuesday

Michigan State University Advancement will be participating in a Global Day of Unity fundraising event on Tuesday May 5, 2020.  This is an opportunity for the MSU community to come together and promote the great work and projects that have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

For more information of the event go to: https://givingto.msu.edu/student-emergency-funds.cfm

 

 

Sep
18
Fri
AAHD Student Group Mixer @ Virtual on Zoom
Sep 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
AAHD Student Group Mixer @ Virtual on Zoom

Join the MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design on Friday, September 18th at 11:00 am EST for an AAHD Student Group Mixer on zoom. To join us check your email for the link and password or email sulli357@msu.edu. Many of the department’s student groups will be available to answer questions and sign you up to be an active participant in these great communities.

Active AAHD Student Groups are:

AIGA Student Group (Professional Association for Graphic Design)
Art Education Club
(AHA) Art History Association Student Organization
Brushstrokes
MSU Clay Club
(FSDA) Fashion Design Student Association
MSU Photography Club

 

Sep
24
Thu
EJ Hill Mutant Salon Talk @ Virtual on Zoom
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
EJ Hill Mutant Salon Talk @ Virtual on Zoom

Please join the Department of Art, Art History, and Design on Thursday, September 24 at 4 pm as we kick-off a special lecture series titled Mutant Salon hosted by Young Joon Kwak,  2020-2021 Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies. The first speaker in this series is artist EJ Hill. This series is free and open to the public.

This event doesn’t require pre-registration, if you are interested in joining our zoom webinar, please join using the following link and password. https://msu.zoom.us/j/97803340342 pw: mutants

EJ Hill (b. 1985, Los Angeles; lives and works in Los Angeles) received his MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2013 and BFA from Columbia College, Chicago in 2011. Solo exhibitions have been held at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard, MA (2020); Company Gallery, New York (2018); He was a resident at the Studio Museum of Harlem, and is the recipient of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship at Harvard University (2018-19), Foundation for Contemporary Arts’ Grants to Artists (2018); Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant (2018), the Mohn Public Recognition Award at the Hammer Museum’s Made in L.A. 2018 (2018), the Los Angeles Artadia Award (2018), the Art Matters Foundation Grant (2017), and the California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists (2015).

Sep
25
Fri
Meet and Greet AAAS Minors + Graduate Students @ Zoom Link provided via AAAS Listserv
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet and Greet AAAS Minors + Graduate Students @ Zoom Link provided via AAAS Listserv

Join us for a virtual check in with current AAAS faculty, staff and students! We hope to see you there!

Oct
15
Thu
Malcom Mobutu Smith Visiting Artist Lecture @ Virtual on Zoom
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Malcom Mobutu Smith Visiting Artist Lecture @ Virtual on Zoom
To join us please register using the link below:
https://msu.zoom.us/…/register/WN_gLku54vVTvOUQkTBlpshtw
Malcolm Mobutu Smith is the Director of Graduate Studies and an Associate Professor at Indiana University. As a ceramic sculptor, Smith is guided by improvisation merging the graphic with form in space, Smith’s work relies on wheel-thrown and hand-built forms. His work is most commonly presented as abstractions of cups, bottles, and vases. Informing these intersections are his interests in letterforms, graffiti art, and jazz.
This lecture is made possible thanks to support from the MSU Clay Club.
Oct
16
Fri
69th Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA 2020) ONLINE @ Online event
Oct 16 – Oct 18 all-day
69th Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA 2020)  ONLINE @ Online event
Advancing the field of Asian Studies through research, teaching, and academic interchange among Asianists in the Midwest and globally.

About this Event

Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA)

69th Annual Meeting

October 16 – 18, 2020

The Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) 2020 Annual Meeting is hosted by a consortium of MCAA-affiliated universities and will be an online event. Michigan State University is pleased to co-host and manage the virtual platform.

The MCAA seeks to promote Asian Studies at the university,  secondary, and primary levels, and particularly to encourage scholarly interchange between Asianists in the Midwest as well as with those from other parts of the country and the world. Scholars and students from all regions are invited to participate.

How to contact us with questions:

Email the MSU Asian Studies Center at asiansc@msu.edu (preferred); otherwise phone Julia Grimm (517) 803-7859.

Masterclass in Heart & Voice with Broadway Star Carrie Manolakos
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Masterclass in Heart & Voice with Broadway Star Carrie Manolakos @ Michigan | United States

On Friday October 16th from 3-5:30 pm, we are lucky enough to have Broadway’s Carrie Manolakos giving a masterclass in singing that is free and open to all College of Art & Letters students!

Carrie Manolakos is a Broadway star, actress, writer, and recording artist best known for her roles on stage, including Sophie Sheridan in Broadways Mamma Mia! and Elphaba in the National Tour of Wicked. Carrie can also be heard as a voice on The Greatest Showman and Incredibles 2, and her live interpretation of Radiohead’s Creep became an international phenomenon nearing 4 million views and counting.

To attend, please register using the Zoom link below as soon as possible. Students can participate in the webinar by asking questions and observing.

https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oOJtAAdBQu6eG6HUr2jZZg

Carrie will also be doing an online live concert with the Wharton Center on Friday October 23rd.

Oct
22
Thu
Dr. Nick Kardulias Visiting Scholar Lecture @ Virtual on Zoom
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dr. Nick Kardulias Visiting Scholar Lecture @ Virtual on Zoom

Please join the MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design and the MSU Department of History as we hear from Dr. Nick Kardulias offer an evening virtual public lecture on Thursday, October 22 at 6 pm EST titled “Tracing the Role of Marginal Regions in the Ancient Mediterranean: The Archaeology of the Malloura Valley in Central Cyprus.” Dr. Kardulias will also be offering a virtual brown bag on Friday, October 23 at 12:30 pm EST titled “Archaeological Meanders-A Sojourn from the Midwest to the Eastern Mediterranean.”

Dr. Kardulias is the Lewis M. and Marian Senter Nixon Professor of Classical Civilization, and Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at The College of Wooster. He also serves as chair of the Archaeology Program. With research interests in the archaeology and ethnography of the Mediterranean region, the archaeology of North America, political anthropology, world-systems theory, ancient trade systems, and analysis of stone tools, Kardulias is author of a monograph and the editor or co-editor of seven books, including Crossroads and Boundaries: The Archaeology of Past and Present in the Malloura Valley, Cyprus (2011), and The Ecology of Pastoralism (2015)

This lecture is made possible thanks to support from the MSU Department of History.

To join his evening lecture on Thursday, October 22 at 6 pm please register using the link below:
https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5ad4YkbYR8KMnmJfZsVMlw

To join his brown bag on Friday, October 23 at 12:30 pm:
Please email Professor Jon Frey, freyjona@msu.edu for the login information to join the brown bag.

These events are free and open to the public, for the security of our events please do not share the links above on social media.

Oct
27
Tue
Gordon Hall Mutant Salon Talk @ Virtual on Zoom
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Gordon Hall Mutant Salon Talk @ Virtual on Zoom

Please join the Department of Art, Art History, and Design on Tuesday, October 27 at 4 pm for a special lecture series titled Mutant Salon hosted by Young Joon Kwak,  2020-2021 Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies. The second speaker in this series is artist Gordon Hall. This series is free and open to the public.

This event doesn’t require pre-registration, if you are interested in joining our zoom webinar, please join using the following link and password. https://msu.zoom.us/j/97803340342 pw: mutants

Gordon Hall is a sculptor, performance-maker, and writer based in New York. Hall has presented solo exhibitions at EMPAC (2014), Foxy Production (2014), Temple Contemporary (2016), The Renaissance Society (2018), MIT List Visual Arts Center (2018), and Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (2019). Hall’s sculptures and performances have been exhibited in a variety of group settings including Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2010), SculptureCenter (2012), Movement Research (2012), Brooklyn Museum (2014), White Columns (2015), Whitney Museum of American Art (2015), Hessel Museum at Bard College (2015), Chapter NY (2015), Art in General (2016), Wysing Arts Centre (2017), Abrons Arts Center (2017), Socrates Sculpture Park (2017), The Drawing Center (2018), David Zwirner New York (2018), and the Verge Center for the Arts (2019).

For more information about Gordon Hall, please visit their website:
http://gordonhall.net