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

Feb 14
Lecture by RoseLee Goldberg
5:00 pm, Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Join the BAI for a lecture by RoseLee Goldberg, an art historian, curator, critic and leading authority on performance art. She is also the founding director and curator of Performa, established in 2004 to explore the critical role of live performance by visual artists and encourage new directions in performance for the 21st-century. Free and open to the public with a light reception to follow.