MSU Alumni Magazine - Spring 2017 Digital

Arts and Culture

2017-04-20 07:55:42

THE BROAD ART MUSEUM THE TRANSPORTED MAN April 29–Oct. 22 The debut exhibition curated by Director Marc-Olivier Wahler will span the entire museum. Featuring more than 50 renowned and emerging artists whose work relies on the notion of belief, The Transported Man examines the power of interpretation and the tension that exists between an ordinary object and an art object. The name is taken from a magic trick in which two doors stand at opposite ends of the stage. The magician exits through one door and immediately reappears through the other. It is not magic in the true sense of the word, but only the appearance of it. Th is will be the first time since the museum opened in 2012, that an exhibition will occupy every gallery. WHARTON CENTER FUN HOME June 6–11 With lyrics by Lansing’s own Lisa Kron, FUN HOME is a musical based on the best-selling graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel. It tells her story from the perspective of three ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family—her mother, brothers, and volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father—that connect her in surprising new ways. Th is intimate and emotional work won five Tony Awards in 2015, including for best new musical, for its original Broadway production. As The New York Times wrote, “Th is impeccably shaded portrait of a girl and her father tries to solve the classic mystery: Who are these strange people who made me? ... Heart-gripping and cathartic, FUN HOME occupies the place where we all grew up, and will never be able to leave.”

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