Professional News and Updates.

Charting the Course for Greater Equity in Ann Arbor

August 23, 2023 News

Beginning in August 2021 and extending through April 2023, I had the honor of serving on the 30-member citizen Steering Committee for the City of Ann Arbor’s Equitable Engagement Initiative. The Ann Arbor Equitable Engagement Steering Committee was established to advance equity in the city. The Committee’s work centered on developing a shared understanding of what equity entails and identifying the policies, guidelines, and practices necessary for Ann Arbor to become a more inclusive city. This initiative was a collaborativeRead More

Michigan State University Museum’s Year in Review: Resilience, Innovation, and Growth

August 18, 2023 News

I am delighted to share with you Michigan State University Museum’s annual report, a testament to our institution’s resilience, innovation, and growth over the past year. As you delve into the pages, you’ll discover a newly crafted strategic plan and brand, both reflective of our unwavering mission to serving the MSU community at the nexus of the arts, sciences, cultures, and technologies. The blueprint therein not only offers a roadmap for the next five years but also ensures that weRead More

An Exhibition Supporting Experiential Learning And Student Success

May 3, 2023 News

The MSU Museum at Michigan State University has just opened a doorway to the past with its latest exhibition, “WKAR’s Legacy of Innovation.” This exhibition is a vibrant celebration of WKAR Public Media’s extensive history, marking its significant role in the mid-Michigan and Spartan communities for over a century. Furthermore, the exhibition serves a vivid testament to the power of collaboration, student engagement, and experiential learning. WKAR, based in East Lansing, Michigan, is a well-established public broadcasting service with aRead More

Ann Arbor Area Well-Positioned to Pursue an Affordable Live/Work Mixed-Use Facility for Artists and Creatives

April 1, 2023 News

A recent study conducted by Artspace, America’s leading nonprofit real estate developer of living spaces for artists and their businesses, has shed light on the potential for a new live/work mixed-use space for artists and creatives in Washtenaw County. At the invitation of local community leaders, and with financial support from the Song Foundation, Artspace conducted a Preliminary Feasibility Study to determine the viability of an affordable arts development project within the greater Ann Arbor area. The study, which demonstratesRead More

A Catalytic Gift to Support CoLab Studio

October 12, 2022 News, Uncategorized

On Monday, October 10, Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) announced a $5.5M gift to advance three Michigan State University arts programs over the next five years. The announcement was made during a ceremony at Michigan State University Museum. This major gift is a continuation of MSUFCU’s investment in arts and cultural at MSU. The award will support three initiatives: the MSUFCU Arts Power Up Endowment, which will fund two pilot programs: the MSUFCU Arts Power Up Arts ResidenciesRead More

Exhibition & Programs Explore the Impact of the Global Climate Crisis

September 6, 2022 News

The MSU Museum is pleased to present 1.5° Celsius now through February 25, 2023. The exhibition and its supporting programs imagine new ways of addressing the social and environmental issues connected to the global climate crisis. Through the contributions of national and international artists, scientists, and researchers, the exhibition addresses the global climate crisis across three key themes. These themes focus on the interdependence of all life, imagined futures, and sustainable solutions to combat the global climate crisis. After reviewing over 175Read More

MSU Museum Reveals New Look and Purpose

August 25, 2022 News

The MSU Museum is pleased to introduce a new five-year strategic plan and the launch of a new Museum division focused on innovation and experimentation. The MSU Museum has been an important resource to the Michigan State University community for over 165 years. Since 1857, the Museum had been collecting objects and creating exhibitions that reflect our shared histories and experiences. However, we believe a university museum can and should be so much more. That is why the MSU MuseumRead More

Field of View: An Art x Science Film Series

May 23, 2022 News, News

After two years of social distancing and other precautions due to the ongoing pandemic, the MSU Museum is pleased to bring the local community together in an outdoor public setting for an exciting new films series that will entertain, enlighten, and illuminate minds.  Field of View: An Art x Science Film Series, co-presented by the MSU Museum, MSU Science Gallery, and the City of East Lansing, features a collection of eight thought-provoking documentaries exploring humankind’s understanding of the world. ThisRead More

‘Science of Grief’ Podcast Wins ‘Best Use of New Media’ Award

March 11, 2022 News

The Science of Grief podcast, produced by Michigan State University’s Science Gallery and WDET-FM, was recognized as the Best Use of New Media at the Michigan Association of Broadcasters‘ 2021 Broadcast Excellence Awards on Thursday, March 10, 2022. We’re immensely excited about, and grateful for, the recognition! The 10-episode podcast series provided space for young adults to share stories, science, and solutions for those who explored their mental health for the first time. Hosted by acclaimed poet and MSU ScienceRead More

Tracked & Traced

September 30, 2021 News

On September 10, 2021, MSU’s Science Gallery opened its fourth annual exhibition, “Tracked & Traced,” at the Michigan State University Museum. On display until December 11, the exhibition and its supporting public programs examine the complex relationship between surveillance and ethics. Through the contributions of more than one dozen national and international artists, scientists, and researchers, the exhibition investigates surveillance both virtual and physical across four key themes. These include a focus on the ways that businesses collect personal informationRead More