MSU Museum art/science/culture opportunities for fall 2022

1.5 Degrees Celsius

Through contributions of more than one dozen national and international artists, scientists, and researchers, the 1.5 ° Celsius exhibition and its supporting public programs explore the global climate crisis. For more information about the 1.5 degrees Celsius exhibit.

2040 (film showing)

Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Damon blends traditional documentary with dramatized sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board of how these solutions could regenerate the world for future generations. Register to attend and more information on the film

Exhibit STEAM Poetry Slam

en poets from MSU and the greater Lansing community will write and perform poetry about the social and environmental issues connected to the global climate crisis, and will compete for three cash prizes: a $500 grand prize, $250 second place prize, and $125 third place prize. The Exhibit S.T.E.A.M Poetry Slam (formally known as the STEAM Engine Poetry Slam) is one of the most unique poetry slams in the world because of the way it maintains the integrity of a normal poetry slam while also having its own personality and originality. The 5th installation of this poetry slam is hosted by Natasha T. Miller, MSU Museum’s Community Engagement Manager and a Women of the World Poetry Slam 3-time- top five finalist, and co-sponsored by RCAH Center for Poetry. This event will be live streamed for the public, and the top poets will be selected by 5 community judges. More information and registration for STEAM Poetry Slam

MSU Broad art/science events for fall 2022


Sunday, Oct. 23, 1-4pm

MSU Broad Art Museum + MSU Bug House // Families

Join us for a spooky afternoon of eight-legged fun for all ages inspired by artwork from the collection of the MSU Broad Art Museum! Get creative with creepy crafts, then visit your favorite crawly creatures at the MSU Bug House.


Friday, Nov. 18, 12-1:30pm

Join the MSU Broad Art Museum and HIVES for this online participatory workshop on disabled ecologies which scholar Sunaura Talor defines as “the webs of disability that are created spatially, temporally, and across species boundaries when ecosystems are contaminated, depleted, and profoundly altered.”


Sunday, Nov. 20, 1-2pm

Join Assistant Curator Rachel Winter for a special walkthrough of the exhibition Zaha Hadid Design: Untold, which explores the life and creative practice of the MSU Broad Art Museum building’s architect, Zaha Hadid, and the work of her studio, Zaha Hadid Design.