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 Essiglau@Msu.edu
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This exhibition brings together new and recent projects by participants in the BRIDGE Artist-in-Residence Program at Michigan State University— a three-year-long initiative connecting international, cutting-edge artists with faculty and students across the university’s many colleges. With their shared interests in materiality and topical issues—the dual “matters” invoked in the exhibition title—the artists and their collaborators address a wide range of phenomena through interdisciplinary approaches to research, experimentation, and knowledge production. The exhibition thus reveals an “epistemological turn” in the arts and sciences, focusing on how knowledge is produced and how the process of production inflects meaning and interpretation. This major presentation highlights the incredible resources the university has to offer, and how artists and scientists work together to imagine the future, today.
Featured artists include Art Orienté Objet (Marion Laval-Jeantet & Benoît Mangin), Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand, Tagny Duff, HeHe (Helen Evans & Heiko Hansen), Zbigniew Oksiuta, Kuai Shen, Stelarc, and Sissel Tolaas.
MATTER(S) matter(s): Bridging Research in the Arts and Sciences is co-curated by Steven L. Bridges, Associate Curator, and Jens Hauser, Guest Curator and MSU Distinguished Affiliated Faculty. Support for this exhibition is provided by the MSU College of Arts and Letters; MSU BRIDGE Artist-in-Residency Program, directed by Adam Brown, Associate Professor; Science Gallery Lab Detroit; Goethe-Institut Chicago; and the Eli and Edythe Broad endowed exhibitions fund.