(SCENE) Metrospace was founded by the City of East Lansing in 2004, and continues to be operated by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University. Located in downtown East Lansing, it was founded in 2004 as a response to the “Cool Cities” initiative set forth by former Governor Granholm. (SCENE) Metrospace has maintained a diverse range of visual art exhibitions, musical performances, and other forms of expression since it’s opening. In 2015 the City of East Lansing and Michigan State University joined forces to program and operate the space. (SCENE) Metrospace hosts 6-week themed exhibitions featuring work by contemporary artists.

(SCENE) Metrospace is free and open to the public, with the exception of some special programing. The gallery is handicap accessible and offers 1,500 square feet of raw exhibition space in a contemporary urban setting.

(SCENE) Metrospace is located at 110 Charles Street in East Lansing, Michigan 48823.

During Exhibitions (SCENE) Metrospace maintains the following hours:

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to (SCENE) Metrospace. As a space operated by Michigan State University, we ask all visitors to carefully review the MSU Community Compact which fully outlines expectations for visiting as an MSU student, faculty, staff, alumni, contractor, vendor and visitor.

New open hours coming soon….

All inquires can be sent to SCENE@msu.edu.

MISSION STATEMENT

(SCENE) Metrospace is an exhibition and non-traditional performance space located in downtown East Lansing, Michigan, just off of Grand River Avenue on Charles Street. Founded in 2004 by the City of East Lansing, as a response to the “Cool Cities” initiative set forth by the former Governor Granholm. (SCENE) Metrospace has maintained a diverse range of visual art exhibitions, musical performances, and other forms of expression since it’s opening. In the summer of 2015, the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University and the City of East Lansing joined forced to program and operate (SCENE) Metrospace.

Through exhibitions featuring regional, nation, and international artists (SCENE) Metrospace hopes to challenge our ways of thinking about the visual and performing arts. Through free public exhibitions, programs, performances, and events (SCENE) Metrospace offers hands-on experiences in the arts and professional development opportunities for Michigan State University students and faculty, and the greater East Lansing community. Programs include poetry readings, artist’s talks, exhibitions, and special performances.

(SCENE) Metrospace regularly hosts open calls for proposals for local, national, and international exhibitions, welcoming entries from artists of all disciplines. Its juried exhibitions and themed shows, held throughout the year provide meaningful experiences with a range of topics and mediums. Engaging in creative dialogue, art-making, and experimentations, (SCENE) Metrospace challenges it’s viewers to expand upon their understanding of contemporary art.