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  • Author:
    Paula M. Davenport
  • Published:
    Fall 2014

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

If you’re on campus this fall, be sure to see our two new exhibitions:  

Future Returns: Contemporary Art from China

October 30— March 8

Over the past three decades, China has experienced profound socioeconomic changes that have prompted calls to revisit, reconsiderand redefine the nation’s identity. Although there remains a strong understanding of Chinese history and heritage within the country, the homogenization of the China’s urban geography and the dwindling rural life have dramatically altered the cultural landscape. Future Returns: Contemporary Art from China explores the impact of these transformations by bringing together works by contemporary Chinese artists that address China’s metamorphosis from a traditional society into an ultra-modern nation-state.

East Lansing 2030: Collegeville Re-Envisioned

November 14—May 10

The Broad Museum at MSU has invited architects, landscape architectsand urban designers from across the country to join us in envisioning the future of East Lansing. These participating designers and architects have selected real East Lansing / MSU sites, programs or themes for their speculative projects they believe will have the most potential impact for our city’s future. Their projects will be first be collectively revealed atthe exhibition’sopening. Come see what the future of East Lansing might look like


ONCEwinner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical TheaterAlbum,will play Wharton Center for Performing Arts for a limited engagement Oct. 14 – 19.

The much celebrated new musical is based on the Academy Award-winning film. It tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, their unexpected friendship and collaboration evolves into a powerful but complicated romance, heightened by the raw emotion of the songs they create together.

ONCE features the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Glen Hansard and MarkétaIrglová, a book by award-winning Irish playwright & screenwriter, Enda Walsh (Penelope, Hunger, The New Electric Ballroom), direction by the acclaimed Scottish director of Black Watch, John Tiffany,movement by Steven Hoggett (Black Watch, American Idiot) and music supervision and orchestrations by Martin Lowe (Mamma Mia!)

The set and costume design are by five-time Tony Award winner Bob Crowley (The Coast of Utopia, Mary Poppins), lighting design is by Tony winner Natasha Katz (Aida, The Coast of Utopia), and sound design is by Clive Goodwin.

The production is part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center series.