Brown Arts Initiative

The Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) seeks to cultivate creative expression and foster an interdisciplinary environment where faculty and students learn from each another, and from artists and scholars in a wide range of fields from across the campus and around the world. Taking full advantage of the University’s open curriculum, the BAI builds on Brown’s reputation as a destination for arts exploration, contributing to cultural enterprise through the integration of theory and practice, with an emphasis on innovation and discovery that results from rigorous artmaking and experimentation.


Call for Exhibition Proposals
The Brown Arts Initiative seeks applications for exhibitions in the Cohen Gallery and the Atrium Gallery for the 2017-18 exhibition cycle. For additional information, visit the Exhibition page here.


Check out recent headlines about the fantastic work being done in the Arts by Brown students, faculty and alums here.



Upcoming Events

Dec 9 - 11, Studio 1

The Children's Hour: A Queer Explosion

Chubby bunny with ancient cotton, feral baby kittens, a banana with an integrity of a phone: The Brown/Trinity Rep remount of The Children's Hour, a queer explosion of a 1934 Lillian Hellman play set in an all-girls boarding school, examines the role of love, language and identity in the face of fear. Free tickets are available online here