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.


Brown Arts Initiative is pleased to announce two new classes this semester, both taught by a Professor of the Practice. RaMell Ross will be teaching Digital Photography and Sebastian Ruth will be teaching Music, Civil Society, and Public Service. For a list of classes taught at Granoff Center, visit our course page here


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



Upcoming Events

Join us for three days of public presentations and performance with David Krakauer and Kathleen Tagg. 

September 28, 6:00 A Personal and Musical Journey through Klezmer Music with David Krakauer
​Lecture and demo by David Krakauer. Fee and open to the public

September 29, 6:00 The Neighbor Down the Road: Perspectives on Music in Cape Town
With Kathleen Tagg and Francesca Inglese. Free and open to the public 

September 30, 8:00 Breath & Hammer 
Concert featuring Krakauer-Tagg Duo. Free admission with tickets.