MSU Friends of the Theatre Celebrate New Courtyard Stage at Gala

The Friends of Theatre at Michigan State University will celebrate the opening of the new Summer Circle Courtyard with a gala event at 6 p.m. on June 9 at Fairchild Theatre and the new courtyard. The evening’s events will include food and wine, a live auction and raffle and a private performance of the first play in the Summer Circle…

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MSU to Host International Humanities Conference

Michigan State University’s College of Arts and Letters — together with MATRIX, The Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at MSU; LEADR, The Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research; and the MSU Libraries — will host the annual Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory Conference May 27-31 at the Kellogg Center.HASTAC is an alliance…

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Accessible Art Exhibit at the Broad Museum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cwmv85UDIQ&feature=emb_title Touching artwork at museums is almost always forbidden. But the “Accessible Art” exhibit at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum asked museumgoers to do just that. “Exceptions,” a student-run art and literary journal for students with visual disabilities, hosted the “Accessible Art” exhibit to show that art in exhibitions can be inclusive to those with visual disabilities. The…

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Fashion for the Fire Debuts at The Runway

Since apparel and textile design senior Katie Raynard was a little girl, fashion has always been a part of her life. Raynard, who started her life watching her mother sew her figure skating costumes, has now found herself behind her own sewing machine. The difference is she’s now doing it to foster her other passion: social justice. Recently, Raynard combined the…

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Avante Garde Designs Wow the Crowd at Sold-Out 2015 Fashion Show

“The lights turn off; the first model walks out; it’s there,” apparel and textile design senior Niki Sullivan said. The 2015 Apparel and Textile Design Fashion Show featured 65 designs of apparel and textile design students. A juried panel of faculty and students selected the designs from about 165 entries. Sullivan said once her designs come to life on stage,…

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MSU Launches the China Experience

To help foster an understanding of Chinese arts, culture and people, the Michigan State University China Experience kicked off this month, offering various campus and local community events scheduled through March. Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the MSU China Initiative, the exploration of Chinese arts and culture is designed to provide creative programming, engage in open dialogue and encourage active student,…

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Summer Circle Theatre

The Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters and Department of Theatre have announced the creation of a new home for Summer Circle Theatre (SCT) which produces free plays, musicals and children’s shows for the community each June. The new performance space, which will be located in the courtyard between MSU Auditorium and Kresge Art Center, is expected to…

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Leading Voices Series: Anna Deavere Smith

Anna Deavere Smith created a new theater form through her interview-based solo shows. Fires in the Mirror, on the 1992 riots, earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination, and her piece Let Me Down Easy was broadcast on Great Performances after a national tour. She has appeared in Nurse Jackie, The West Wing, and other TV shows. This 2012 National Humanities Medal winner and Founding…

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