Social Justice Art Festival @ Snyder Hall
Nov 19 all-day

MSU’s Inaugural
Social Justice Arts Festival
Save the Date: January 19, 2018
Art has the capacity to move us, to open up new ways of thinking and understanding, to increase our empathy and inspire us to take action. Mark your calendar and spread the word: Head to Snyder-Phillips on January 19th for a day-long festival featuring a variety of student artworks centered on social justice issues. It will be a day of contemplation and connection toward building a more inclusive MSU community.
If you are interested in being featured at the festival, please submit a sample of your work here. The committee is looking to showcase all modes of work, including live theatrical and musical performances, poetry, literature, visual art, immersive art, installations, video/film, etc.
This event is a partnership among many units and colleges across campus, including: James Madison College, Residential College in the Arts And Humanities, College of Arts and Letters, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative and MSU Division of Student Affairs and Services.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact the SJAF committee chair, Amber Benton
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Link to Call for Submissions:
Museum Studies Info Session @ 105B Berkey Hall
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Museum Studies Info Session @ 105B Berkey Hall  | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Are you interested in: History, Museums, Museum Education, Curation, Natural Science, Planetariums, Anthropology, Exhibition Design, or Parks and Recreation and Tourism? Come learn about the Museum Studies Minor.


Refreshments will be provided.


For more information please contact Laura Essig at

Broad Art Lab to open on April 14 and 15
Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Broad Art Lab to open on April 14 and 15

MSU students in Museum Studies and the Art History Student Association have been working since November to prepare the first exhibition in the new Broad Art Lab across the street from the Broad Art Museum. Twelve students helped to chose pieces from the museum’s collection, wrote labels and worked on the installation. Their efforts are coordinated by Art History faculty members Susan J. Bandes (also Museum Studies) and Jon Frey and a team from the Broad Art Museum. The is a wonderful opportunity for the community to become acquainted/reacquainted with significant museum holdings and is the first of the collection exhibitions that are envisioned for this new space.


Open to the public: 

April 14 – 5pm to 7pm

April 15 – 12pm go 4pm


Curatorial Practices Exhibition – In Our Nature: Dialogue between Humans and the Environment
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Curatorial Practices Exhibition - In Our Nature: Dialogue between Humans and the Environment

Students in Susan J. Bandes’ Curatorial Practices course at Michigan State University will be presenting In Our Nature: Dialogues Between Humans. This exhibition is collaboratively curated by the students and runs April 20, 2018 – May 12, 2018. The opening reception will be Friday, April 20, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the Second Floor Union Gallery on the MSU Campus. Opening remarks will be at 6:30 pm. The Union Gallery is open Monday‐Thursday, noon‐5 p.m; Friday, noon‐ 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.‐2 p.m. The exhibition features art and artifacts from the Broad Art Museum and the MSU Museum collections dating from the late 19th century to present day and from a variety of cultures. They are used to explore the varied ways that art and artifacts tell stories of the human impact on the environment over time and across the globe. In celebratory and reflective examples, the evolving relationships will be explored. Images may reflect the sacred or the secular, the mundane or the extraordinary.

Outside the Lines: Michel Parmentier’s Early Experiments @ Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Outside the Lines: Michel Parmentier's Early Experiments @ Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This in-depth conversation will examine Michel Parmentier’s early experiments in painting and his collaborations with artists Daniel Buren, Olivier Mosset, and Niele Toroni. Dr. Philip Armstrong, Professor of Comparative Studies at The Ohio State University, and Dr. Lily Woodruff, Associate Professor of Art History at MSU, will discuss Parmentier’s work within its historical context and how he challenged institutional conventions of the 1960s.

Michel Parmentier is curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler, Director, with Steven L. Bridges, Associate Curator, and is on view through Oct. 7.

Call for Submissions- Social Justice Art Festival @ Snyder-Phillips Hall
Oct 15 @ 5:13 pm – Oct 19 @ 11:59 pm

The Social Justice Art Festival is a collaboration between MSU colleges and units to provide a space for MSU students to utilize art as a tool to engage in topics related to social justice. Submit a sample of your artwork here to get a chance of having your artwork featured in the show. There will be cash prizes for visual and performance artists.

Conversations to Save the World @ Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Conversations to Save the World @ Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

In this conversation, we’ll learn why cross-disciplinary approaches to global problem solving are so critical and discover some of the tools we can use to be better collaborators and activists when taking on environmental issues. We’ll also enjoy a live, theatrical performance of Visions for the End of the World, a play by Scott Crandall, and look at how artistic and spiritual expression contribute to conversations around climate change, land rights, and sustainability. Addressing themes in our current video program, When the Land Speaks, this event brings together professionals from diverse fields to address our ever-changing relationship with the land in which we live. Speakers include Michael O’Rourke, Gretel Van Wieren, Melissa Kaplan, and Edgar Cardenas.

BRIDGE: An Art and Science Symposium @ Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
BRIDGE: An Art and Science Symposium @ Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Meet us in the MSU Broad Art Lab to witness the alchemy of art and science. Participants from the BRIDGE Artist-in-Residence Program and MSU faculty members will discuss the material and technology that shapes our worldview. A three-year initiative, BRIDGE immerses artists from all over the world in the creative space of scientific inquiry and research at MSU. This half-day symposium will provide insight into the exhibition opening that night at the MSU Broad, MATTER(S) matter(s): Bridging Research in the Arts and Sciences.