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Upcoming Events

Of[f] Course: The 7th Annual Brown | RISD Dual Degree Exhibition | January 22, 2015 - February 11, 2015  + -


Of[f] Course: The 7th Annual Brown | RISD Dual Degree Exhibition | January 22, 2015 - February 11, 2015
Students in the five-year Brown | RISD Dual Degree Program forge their education from the fire of two schools. Consequently, Dual Degree students navigate various expectations for their time, routine, and studies. This year's show explores the consequences of deviating from these expectations; of course, to veer off course. You are invited to attend Of[f] Course: The 7th Annual Brown | RISD Dual Degree Exhibition, which runs from January 22 to February 11.
Established in 2008, the Brown | RISD Dual Degree Program allows students to pursue a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design. Each year, students organize an exhibition featuring their work. Work from previous exhibitions can be viewed at:

Opening reception: Studio 1 6:30pm, January 22nd.

3rd Annual Staff Art Show | February 9, 2015  + -

After Hours: Annual Staff Appreciation Art Exhibit features work by a few of the many talented staff members at Brown. Staff from across the university engage in creative, thoughtful, and expressive endeavors that are often unseen by coworkers and the greater Brown community. This year, the Creative Arts Council is pleased to present artwork by fifteen staff members in media ranging from sculpture to photography and beyond. Inspired by their surroundings, personal interests, and daily encounters, these works provide a glimpse of the creativity embedded throughout Brown. Kick off BEAR Week by joining us for a public reception on Monday, February 9th at 5pm in the Granoff Center Lower Lobby, followed by a performance by Falzonic Research Equipment.

Brazenly Brown Alumni Master Classes and Public Lectures | February 19, 2015 - April 23, 2015  + -

This semester, the Creative Arts Council launches Brazenly Brown, series of Alumni Master Classes and Public Lectures in the Arts. Up to 10 intensive weekend alumni masters visits will take place throughout the Spring and Fall of 2015.  Visits will include a public talk, followed by a reception at which individuals from Brown and the larger community will have the opportunity to engage with the visitor in one-to-one conversation.  Alumni masters will also engage in a day-long master’s class in which the visitor will work directly with selected students on new and developing projects within the master’s field, giving students close contact with the ideas and approaches of the practitioner.  Finally, each visit will conclude with an intensive critique, bringing the same students back together with the master for feedback on work they've been engaged with in their own practices. 

February 19
6pm, Granoff Center, Martinos Auditorium
Ben Lerner ’01 MFA’03
Lerner is a poet, essayist, novelist, and critic, who has authored three books of poetry and two novels.  He has been a Fulbright Scholar, a finalist for the National Book Award, a Howard Foundation Fellow, and a Guggenheim Fellow.

March 13
3pm, Smith Buonanno Hall, Room 106
Christine Vachon ‘83*
Vachon is an Emmy-nominated film producer. Her credits include Still Alice, Kill Your Darlings, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Boys Don’t Cry, Far From Heaven, and I Shot Andy Warhol.
*Presented in conjunction with Women’s History Month

April 2
6pm, Granoff Center, Martinos Auditorium
Daniel Alexander Jones AM’93
Jones is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist, whose theatre pieces include Phoenix Fabrik, Bel Canto, Earthbirths, and Cab and Lena. He has received support from The Rockefeller Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, and TCG, among others. 

April 23
6pm, Granoff Center, Martinos Auditorium
Coco Fusco ‘82
Fusco is an interdisciplinary artist and writer who has performed, lectured, exhibited, and curated around the world. Her works have been shown worldwide at venues including the Tate Liverpool, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, and Barcelona’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

Please check for a more detailed schedule of Brazenly Brown events. Sponsored by the CAC, Brown University 250th Anniversary and the Office of the President