The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University is committed to exploring international contemporary culture and ideas through art. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid, the museum features a striking façade of pleated stainless steel and glass, signaling the museum and the university’s dynamic vision.
J.R. Mankoff // Thursday, October 9 // S. Kedzie Hall, 107
Alumnus J.R. Mankoff studied photography at Michigan State (BFA, '05) and begun his career assisting renowned photographers Norman Jean Roy, David LaChapelle, and Max Vadukul. His photographs of A-list musicians, artists, architects, and actors have been commissioned by clients such as Elle, Vogue, SPIN, Vanity Fair, and NBC Universal.
Bisi Silva // Tuesday, October 28 // Education Wing, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, MSU
Independent curator Bisi Silva will discuss the development of contemporary art and curatorial initiatives from Africa and its diaspora. Silva will use the art sector in Nigeria and the activities of the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, which she founded in 2007, and currently directs, as the point of departure to discuss the evolving art dynamics on the continent.
Aaron Draplin // Wednesday, October 29 // Natural Science, 326
Raised in Michigan Northwoods, Aaron Draplin founded the Portland-based Draplin Design Company in 2004. Draplin Design boasts an impressive range of print, identity, web development, and illustration projects. Their clients include Snowboard Magazine, Esquire, Wired, Nike, Ford Motor Company, and Hughes Entertainment.
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