National Youth Summit 2021

MSU to Participate in the Smithsonian’s National Youth Summit

Lansing Area Youth will examine the topic of gender equity inspired by Museum exhibitions at Michigan State University Watch MSU Smithsonian National Youth Summit Recording here The Smithsonian has chosen MSU as a partner in the 9th annual National Youth Summit. The Summit engages upper middle and high school students

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Tracked and Traced

MSU’s Science Gallery Opens “Tracked & Traced” Sept. 10

Exhibition and Programs Explore the Impact of Surveillance on Society MSU’s Science Gallery is presenting Tracked & Traced at the Michigan State University Museum September 10 – December 11. The exhibition and its supporting public programs examine the complex relationship between surveillance and ethics. Through the contributions of more than

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Sonic Assembly: On Afrofuturism and Performance

MSU’s Science Gallery presents two-hour radio program exploring Afrofuturism in Detroit

Science Gallery is pleased to present—in partnership with WDET-FM, Detroit’s NPR Station—a two-hour program exploring Afrofuturism in Detroit called Sonic Assembly: On Afrofuturism and Performance. Hosted by Amanda LeClaire of WDET’s CultureShift and Antajuan Scott, Science Gallery’s Head of Programming, this special broadcast will air on Friday, August 6, 2021

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The MSU Museum Plans to Welcome Back Visitors and Names a New Director

MSU MUSEUM REOPENING SET FOR SEPTEMBER 7 After a year and a half closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the MSU Museum will reopen on Tuesday, September 7 with new leadership. Devon Akmon was appointed as the director of the MSU Museum on July 1. In addition to his role

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MSU Museum Exterior

New MSU Museum Internship Opportunity!

The MSU Museum’s Excellence in Museum Practice Internship The MSU Museum’s “Excellence in Museum Practice Internship” provides interns with an introduction to museum practice through hands-on experience. This internship program offers opportunities for students to explore different careers in museums and gain professional experience. The intern will spend the first

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Devon Akmon

Devon Akmon Named MSU Museum Director

Devon Akmon, director of MSU’s Science Gallery Detroit, has been appointed to the additional role of director of the Michigan State University Museum, effective July 1, 2021. Read the complete story on MSU Today

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The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine

Celebrate International Museum Day

Join us and museums around the world in celebrating International Museum Day (IMD) on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. This year’s theme is The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine. Follow the MSU Museum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for features related to the theme. The objective of IMD is to raise awareness of the

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Michigan State University Science Festival April 1 - 30, 2021

MSU Science Festival • April 1 – 30, 2021

MSU’s Science Festival is returning for its ninth year to bring a free, virtual celebration for all science lovers. Throughout April, MSU will host over 200 digital presentations for all ages about topics ranging from music to neuroscience. This extravaganza emphasizes the ways science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, or

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Exhibit entrance for "Beyond the Black Panther: Visions of Afrofuturism in American Comics"

“Beyond the Black Panther: Visions of Afrofuturism in American Comics”

Celebrate Black History Month with a new exhibit from the Michigan State University Museum, Beyond the Black Panther: Visions of Afrofuturism in American Comics. Curated by Julian Chambliss, Professor of English and Val Berryman Curator of History at the MSU Museum, the virtual exhibit is now available on the MSU

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Marsha MacDowell

MSU Museum Curator MacDowell Honored by American Folklore Society

The American Folklore Society (AFS), the country’s professional society for folklorists, has announced that Professor Marsha MacDowell of Michigan State University is the 2020 recipient of the Society’s Benjamin A. Botkin Prize for significant lifetime achievement in the field of public folklore. MacDowell is the Curator of Folk Arts and

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