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

Mar 4
Mierle Laderman Ukeles
7:30 pm, Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Brown Arts Initiative presents the 2017 Agnes Gund Presidential Lecture by Mierle Laderman Ukeles as part of the re|ACT: symposium on arts and environment. Laderman Ukeles is a New York City-based artist known for her feminist and service-oriented artwork, which relates the idea of process in conceptual art to domestic and civic “maintenance.” Join us for the lecture on Saturday, March 4 at 7:30pm in Martinos Auditorium at Granoff Center. Free and open to the public. Register online here.