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Mark Auslander Named Michigan State University Museum Director
03/21/2017 - 2:23pm
Mark Auslander, a sociocultural anthropologist, has been appointed director of the MSU Museum. He will lead one of the earliest established museums in the nation, and the state’s first museum to receive Smithsonian affiliate status.

“I’m honored to join the MSU Museum, a museum known for the remarkable depth and breadth of its scientific and cultural collections, and for its innovative exhibits and public programs.  I am thrilled to be working with this dedicated and imaginative group of museum professionals. Our shared vision is to deepen and extend the Museum’s impact across campus, in the diverse communities of mid and southeast Michigan, and around the world,” said Auslander, who will begin his position on July 1.

Get Tickets to the Wine Tasting Benefit set for Friday, April 7
03/01/2017 - 3:29pm
Cheers to the MSU Museum! MSU MUSEUM WINE TASTING BENEFIT SET FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 7   Fine wine, good friends, and a great cause: the Michigan State University Museum's 22nd annual Wine Tasting Benefit is set for Friday, April 7, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Road at Michigan Avenue, in East Lansing. The Wine Tasting Benefit features more than 175 award-winning selections, independently owned wineries, Michigan vineries, importers and industry professionals on-site.

Chocolate Lovers Indulge for a Great Cause
02/20/2017 - 10:39am
Eat Chocolate & Support the MSU Museum! Chocolate Party Benefit is Sunday, Feb. 26

2017 Michigan Heritage Awards, Apprenticeship Recipients Announced
02/14/2017 - 4:46pm
High honors for heritage MSU MUSEUM’S MICHIGAN TRADITIONAL ARTS PROGRAM ANNOUNCES 2017 MICHIGAN HERITAGE AWARDEES, TRADITIONAL ARTS APPRENTICESHIP RECIPIENTS

Twice-as-nice idea for Valentine's Day! TICKETS TO MSU MUSEUM CHOCOLATE PARTY BENEFIT
02/02/2017 - 11:56am
Chocolate lovers can give a Valentine's Day gift that's twice as nice with the purchase of tickets to the MSU Museum's annual Chocolate Party Benefit. In addition to the inspired indulgence in all things chocolate, the Chocolate Party Benefit funds proper care of the Museum’s collections.

Call for items related to the Women’s Marches in Washington, DC & Lansing, Michigan
01/24/2017 - 11:19am

MSU Museum Presents Darwin Discovery Day on Sunday, Feb. 12
01/17/2017 - 11:44am
Discovering Darwin, Celebrating Science The Michigan State University Museum presents its 13th annual Darwin Discovery Day, an afternoon of science, exploration and discovery, on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, 1-5 p.m.

Quilted Conversations: Materializing Civil and Human Rights - exhibit opening Monday, January 16 on MLK Day
01/09/2017 - 11:48am
Quilted Conversations: Materializing Civil and Human Rights EXHIBIT OPENING & RECEPTION AT THE MSU MUSEUM, MONDAY, JAN. 16 Awareness about civil and human rights issues are at the center of a new exhibition opening at the Michigan State University Museum on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 16. Quilted Conversations: Materializing Civil and Human Rights features 16 provocative quilts drawn from the MSU Museum’s collection.

Review Panel to Evaluate Traditional Arts Submissions, Jan. 27: Public Invited
01/06/2017 - 3:37pm
MSU Museum’s Michigan Traditional Arts Program REVIEW PANEL TO EVALUATE TRADITIONAL ARTS NOMINEE/APPLICANT SUBMISSIONS JAN. 27: PUBLIC INVITED

Applications due Feb. 27: NELSON MANDELA MUSEUM/ MSU MUSEUM CURATORIAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
01/05/2017 - 4:55pm
Summer/Fall 2017 Curatorial Fellowship Applications Deadline: Feb. 27 The Michigan State University Museum (MSUM) and The Graduate School, Michigan State University are sponsoring a fellowship opportunity for graduate students—the Nelson Mandela Museum/Michigan State University Museum Curatorial Fellowship Program (NMMMSUMGC).

Chocolate Party Benefit is Set of Sunday, February 26
01/04/2017 - 12:15pm
Chocolate Lovers Indulge for a Great Cause MSU MUSEUM CHOCOLATE PARTY BENEFIT IS SET FOR SUNDAY FEB. 26 Chocolate torte, cheesecake, truffles, fountains and other delicacies make for an edible exhibit for the MSU Museum's 28th annual Chocolate Party Benefit on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., presented by the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center (219 S. Harrison Road) in East Lansing.