02/21/2014 - 11:54am
For those thinking about continuing education, networking or volunteering, the Michigan State University Museum might fit the bill threefold. The MSU Museum is now recruiting participants for the Docent Program.
Docents are needed to conduct tours and lead educational activities that add to the visitor experience and increase awareness of collections and exhibitions.
02/12/2014 - 1:44pm
2014 GREAT LAKES FOLK FESTIVAL MARKETPLACE: CALL FOR VENDORS, Aug. 9 &10
Hand-made goods with folk wisdom and functionality will be featured at the MSU Museum’s Great Lakes Folk Festival, Aug. 9 and 10 in downtown East Lansing.
01/31/2014 - 4:38pm
Successfully Engaging All Learners (SEAL) - Tots provides resources to encourage thinking and creating for youngster ages 2-5. Through play, music, and movement young visitors, along with their parents, teachers and caregivers, can explore the museum environment.
01/30/2014 - 1:53pm
01/27/2014 - 10:22am
‘A Photographic Contrast’
NEW EXHIBIT EXAMINES CHANGE IN WEST AFRICA
A photographic contrast between images that document life and traditions in Benin, West Africa is the focus of a new exhibit at the MSU Museum.
Revisiting Verger’s Dahomey: A Photographic Contrast features the photographs of Pierre Verger (1902 – 1996) and Darcy Greene, MSU School of Journalism Associate Professor and Assistant Director.
01/22/2014 - 10:05am
New on view: Carousel Galloper!
Few amusement parks exist without a beautifully adorned carousel. Its earliest roots can be traced to Byzantium, where simple baskets were spun around a central pole. The modern carousel as we know is a product of the Industrial Revolution, when advances in metallurgy and machining allowed for the installation of bevel gears and offset cranks, creating the familiar up-and-down motion of the ride. The iconic carousel horses are often referred to as gallopers, jumpers, roundabouts and flying horses.
01/16/2014 - 5:01pm
Freedom, non-racialism, and democracy are at the center of two new exhibits opening at the Michigan State University Museum on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 20: Ahmed “Kathy” Kathrada: A South African Activist for Non-Racialism and Democracy, Jan. 20 – April 13 (Main Gallery), and Ruby Bridges, Brown v. Board of Education, and The Greater Lansing Sites of Conscience Project (Entry Hall), Jan. 20 – July 3.
12/19/2013 - 5:49pm
12/16/2013 - 2:49pm
Sunday, Dec. 22 - Wednesday, Dec. 25
Sunday Dec. 29 – Wednesday, Jan. 1
Note: The Museum will be open between the Christmas and the New Year’s holidays, from Thursday, Dec. 26 through Saturday, Dec. 28. The Museum will resume normal business hours on Thursday, January 2, 2014.
12/10/2013 - 10:37am
Extraordinary Document of Our World and Detroit Resurgent Online
Visual narratives featuring photographic portraits by Gilles Perrin in collaboration with Ewenczyk show workers in transition in both exhibitions An Extraordinary Document of Our World and Detroit Resurgent now available online from the MSU Museum.