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Engage with Campus Collections

Michigan State University is home to millions of artworks, artifacts, specimens, and more that make up our diverse campus collections. By integrating the collections into curriculum or using them for research, you are creating connections across geographies, histories, and perspectives.

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Faculty at the MSU Broad Art Museum

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Develop Curricular Connections to Art

The MSU Broad Art Museum is an extension of your classroom. The museum’s education staff can teach university students in a wide range of disciplines, working with you to offer educational experiences that explore meaningful connections between art and your curriculum. Museum staff partner with faculty across the university, from teaching class sessions to engaging in semester-long experiential learning projects to co-curating lectures, film series, or performances.


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MSU Professors of Jazz performing at the 2005 Oldtown Jazz Festival in Lansing, Michigan.MSU faculty in research at a labProfessor Tama Hamilton Wray talking to students outside


MSU professor Kinitra Brooks asks us to consider who is the monster in horror.
How Black horror helps us understand cultural anxieties
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Science on a Sphere

Imagine yourself in a darkened museum gallery. Gradually, four projectors illuminate a giant globe, seeming to float in front of you. You see a spectacular animation, showing geophysical, environmental, and cultural data projected on the globe.

Science on a Sphere at the MSU Museum offers exciting opportunities for innovative teaching, research, and artistic creation! Developed by scientists in the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Science on a Sphere allows for the animated visualization of complex datasets in three dimensions, projected on a rotating globe.

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Science on a Sphere
Professor Sitara Thobani teaching a culture course

Arts-Based Research Methodologies and Project Development Group

Join the Arts-Based Research Methodologies Learning and Project Development Group! Learning Communities at MSU provide safe and supportive spaces for complicated conversations about curriculum and pedagogy, and this one serves as an interdisciplinary gathering place for researchers (including graduate students) at any stage in their careers who are interested in learning more about and conducting arts-based research. Meetings of this Learning Community include discussions around arts-based research texts, methodological workshops, ongoing collaborative research project support, arts-based research presentations/dialogues, and encounters with arts events to inspire future research.

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