Past Exhibitions

Several long, bright red dresses hang outdoors on a snowy day, spotlighting the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

The REDress Project Exhibition

Mar 1, 2024 – Mar 17, 2024
From March 1 to March 17, 2024, the MSU Museum and its campus partners will host the REDress Project, an evocative art installation that...
A photo of Heritage Hall indoor hallway.

Heritage Hall

Nov 1, 2018 – Dec 19, 2023
A look at Michigan's economic history from the 1780s-1940s The economic history of the Great Lakes region is represented by three buildings typically found...
Graphic showing an AI generated woman in the background with the text Prompt Response: Exploring Generative AI over top of it.

Prompt Response: Exploring Generative Artificial Intelligence

Mar 8, 2023 – Dec 16, 2023
When OpenAI released DALL-E 2 and ChatGPT to the public at the end of 2022, it sparked immediate debate on the impact of artificial...
graphic that says Sounds of Religion.

Sounds of Religion

Jan 27, 2023 – Dec 15, 2023
Sounds of Religion is a Smithsonian exhibition developed in collaboration with MSU Religious Studies Professor Dr. Amy DeRogatis and Dr. Isaac Weiner (OSU), and...
A woman a two men looking at a display of older MSU clothing as a display for the Opening Reception for WKAR's Legacy of Innovation.

WKAR’s Legacy of Innovation

Apr 28, 2023 – Nov 25, 2023
Students in the Curatorial Practices in Museums and Cultural Organizations class at Michigan State University are curating and staging an exhibition honoring WKAR’s Century...
a graphic that says Knowing Nature, Stories of the Boreal Forest.

Knowing Nature: Stories of the Boreal Forest

Apr 19, 2023 – Nov 12, 2023
Knowing Nature: Stories of the Boreal Forest/ Historias del bosque boreal is a Smithsonian Traveling exhibit that is making its national premier at the...
a photo of a sign on the wall that says Walking Together, Reflections on 2/13. Next to it is a sign of multi-colored sticky notes.

Walking Together: Reflections on 2/13

Mar 24, 2023 – May 5, 2023
The shooting and loss of life that took place on the MSU campus on 2/13 affected all members of our community – students, faculty,...
Black Bottom Quilt

Voices from Black Bottom, Detroit Community History

Apr 1, 2022 – May 1, 2023
This exhibition features a unique “signature quilt,” created by women from the historic Zion Congregational...
a graphic showing a clock almost at midnight with dust exploding over it. Text says 1.5' Celsius.

1.5° Celsius

Sep 6, 2022 – Feb 25, 2023
Through contributions of more than one dozen national and international artists, scientists, and researchers, the 1.5 ° Celsius exhibition and its supporting public programs...
Image of college students standing and playing video games on a big screen.


Mar 1, 2022 – Dec 22, 2022
The inaugural exhibit in The Sandbox gallery spotlights a small sample of the innovative work developed by faculty and students in the acclaimed Games...
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