Past Exhibitions

Image of college students standing and playing video games on a big screen.

Gameplay

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...
Image of artwork showing hands washing a woman's face surrounded with barrels.

We All Live Downwind

Sep 6, 2022 – Dec 22, 2022
We All Live Downwind is an exhibition of photographic collages created by Detroit artist and legal activist Shanna Merola. Her images are made up...
Hidden Water exhibition banner. A museum-goer opens a box as part of the exhibition.

Hidden Water

Mar 1, 2022 – Aug 31, 2022
Through research at Michigan State University, the “Hidden Water” exhibit aims to increase public awareness of the connections water has to our everyday lives....
Beyond the Black Panther exhibition banner. "Beyond the Black Panther: Visions of Afrofuturism in American Comics"

Beyond the Black Panther: Visions of Afrofuturism in American Comics

Feb 1, 2021 – Aug 13, 2022
Most people are familiar with Marvel's Black Panther, and some are aware of its connections to Afrofuturism, a framework to understand how the black imagination...
Kindred exhibition banner. "Kindred: Traditional Arts of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians"

Kindred: Traditional Arts of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

May 18, 2022 – Jul 30, 2022
In partnership with the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, the exhibition “Kindred: Traditional Arts of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa...
Observation Experiment exhibition banner upscaled

The Observation Experiment

Mar 1, 2022 – Apr 1, 2022
Through MSU Museum collections and the research of graduate students at Michigan State University, the exhibition “The Observation Experiment” explores the various ways we...
Under One Sky: Global Connections in an Adire Quilt that shows a world map with strings connecting locations.

Under One Sky: Global Connections in an Adire Quilt

Dec 17, 2018 – Apr 1, 2022
This exhibit features the quilt “Midnight Sky,” created by Adesola Kilani Falade in 1997 in Osogbo, Nigeria. Falade is an artist of the...
Graphic that says Tracked & Traced.

Tracked and Traced

Sep 10, 2021 – Dec 23, 2021
With the advent of the 21st century, new technologies expedited the ways in which governments, corporations, and individuals surveilled people, places, and things throughout...
A group stands in the Domicology exhibit, discussing a centerpiece on a table with wood pieces and mini houses.

Domicology: Creating a Sustainable Built Environment

Dec 19, 2023 – Mar 30, 2024
Domicology is the study of the life cycle of the built environment. Through this exhibition, we will explore the ways we can shift our...
Installation of the quilt "The Tree of Peace Saves the Earth"

The Tree of Peace Saves the Earth

Jul 5, 2023 – Apr 4, 2024
This exhibition showcases the quilt The Tree of Peace Saves the Earth, quilted by Alice Olsen Williams, an Anishinaabe/Norwegian member of Curve Lake First...
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