The arts at Brown
are alive and thriving! Look here for information on
CAC events
, or use the links at the left to see what is happening around campus.


Brazenly Brown: Liz Garbus '92 Screening and Q&A | October 20, 2015  + -

Tuesday, Oct 20: Brazenly Brown: Liz Garbus '92 Screening and Q&A
6:00 Martinos Auditorium
Academy Award-nominated documentary film director and producer, Liz Garbus has just released What Happened, Miss Simone?, a biographical documentary about legendary artist, Nina Simone. Join Liz Garbus for a screening of her new film followed by a Q&A. Free. Tickets and information here

Arts and the University Talk with Matias Tarnopolsky | October 19, 2015  + -

Monday, Oct 19: Arts and the University Talk with Matias Tarnopolsky
5:30 Studio 2
What role do the arts play in a university? How do the arts interface with humanities and science? How can the arts and the university mutually transform? Join Vice Provost for the Arts, Michael Steinberg, in a conversation with guest Matias Tarnopolsky, in the first of this new series. More information here.

Family Weekend Forums | October 17, 2015  + -

Saturday, Oct 17: Family Weekend Forums
Martinos Auditorium

10:00: The Future(s) of the Euro: High Road, Low Road, or End of the Road with Mark Blyth 

This talk will examine the different possible futures of the Euro, suggesting that the real threats to its long term existence are political rather than economic. Free and open to the public. 

11:00: Design Thinking in Music: Creating New Musical Instruments at Brown with Butch Rovan 
In 2005, Brown University launched a graduate program in computer music and multimedia. This talk will explore how students and faculty in the program have developed award-winning musical instruments and how design thinking has informed their creative process. Free and open to the public. 

EXPO vol. II Brought to you by BMP and PREVIEW | October 16, 2015  + -

Friday, Oct 16: EXPO vol. II Brought to you by BMP and PREVIEW
7:00 Martinos Auditorium
Brown Motion Pictures and PREVIEW present the second installment of EXPO- a night of curated student media art. Free. More information here

The Yes Men: Public Talk | October 15, 2015  + -

Thursday, Oct 15: The Yes Men Public Talk
6:30 Martinos Auditorium
The Yes Men are coming! Join the duo as they discuss their past and recent efforts to draw attention to critical social and political issues using tactical media strategies. Drawing on skill sets based in performance, design, comedy, public relations and more, The Yes Men have tackled issues including the TransCanada Tar Sands Pipeline, Monsanto, and renewable energy. For more information about The Yes Men, visit To reserve free tickets visit the event page here

Steve Lehman panel | October 9, 2015  + -

Friday, Oct 9: Steve Lehman panel
1:00 Martinos Auditorium
Acclaimed saxophonist and composer, Steve Lehman, will present a panel discussion as part of this Fitt Artist in Residency program through Brown University's Department of Music. Free and open to the public. More information here

Stations Lost performance by Tony Fitzpatrick | October 9, 2015  + -

Friday, Oct 9: Stations Lost performance by Tony Fitzpatrick
7:30 Studio 1
Stations Lost chards Tony Fitzpatrick and his friend Stan Klein's search to "find the dark hear of America." Free and open to the public, though seating is limited. More information and ticket reservations here. Presented by Bell Gallery.

The Terms of Media II: Actions lecture and reception | October 8, 2015  + -

Thursday, Oct 8: The Terms of Media II: Actions lecture and reception
7:00 Martinos Auditorium
Keynote address with Wendy Chun, Marcell Mars, and Rick Prelinger. For full information about the event, and to register, visit the conference site here

Transatlantic Legacy: Full Circle screenings and panel | October 6, 2015 - October 9, 2015  + -

Tuesday, Oct 6 - Friday, Oct 9: Transatlantic Legacy: Full Circle screenings and panel
Martinos Auditorium, see event website for full details
The work of Tony Ramos as a pioneering performance and media artist is framed by his sojourns from Rhode Island to Cape Verde. It spans a forty year trajectory of recording, documenting, and creating a narrative that connects dots and points of space, time, history, ad memory. Full event details available here. Presented by the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. 

Lunchtime Talk with Michal Kobialka | October 2, 2015  + -

Friday, Oct 2: Lunchtime Talk with Michal Kobialka
12:00 Studio 1
Michal Kobialka will give a talk entitled Of Memory and History: Tadeusz Kantor's Theatre of Minima Morali as part of the commemorations of the centenary birthday of Taduesz Kantor (1915-1990). This event is free and open to the public. Pizza will be served. 

Advanced Screening of Suffragette | October 1, 2015  + -

Thursday, Oct 1: Advanced Screening of Suffragette brought to you by BMP
7:00 Martinos
Screening brought to you by Brown Motion Pictures. More information and tickets available here

Screening of The Hunting Ground followed by a panel discussion | September 29, 2015  + -

Tuesday, Sept 29: Screening of The Hunting Ground followed by Panel Discussion
7:00 Martinos
This free screening is brought to you by Ivy Film Festival. Watch the trailer here. Tickets available on a first come, first served basis. 

Better World by Design Conference | September 26, 2015  + -

Saturday, Sept 26: Better World by Design Conference
Studios 1, 2, and 3
Better World by Design is a student-led initiative at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design that facilitates collaboration between designers, educators, innovators, and students in an annual three-day conference. More information and registration here.

Anthology | September 24, 2015  + -

Thursday, Sept 24: Anthology
7:00pm Studio 1
Anthology is an eclectic evening of readings, performances and visual work featuring the graduate students of Providence, RI and beyond, It's a platform for artists fro all disciplines to share their work and start new conversations and collaborations. More information here.

Uncanny Parables Opening Reception | September 24, 2015  + -

Thursday, Sept 24: Uncanny Parables Opening Reception
5:30-7:00pm Cohen Gallery
Works by Jerry Mischak, Kathleen O'Hara and Ben Sloat.
Uncanny Parables presents the work of three artists who investigate the tipping point, where one's everyday sense of security becomes threatened by the unfamiliar, or to Freud, "The Uncanny". More information here.

CineBrasil 2015 Film Festival | September 23, 2015 - September 26, 2015  + -

Wednesday Sept 23 - Saturday Sept 26: CineBrasil 2015 Film Festival
Martinos Auditorium
CineBrasil this year will include documentaries, shorts and feature length films of great artistic quality that are virtually unknown outside of Brazil. Brought to you by Watson Institute and co-sponsored by Portuguese and Brazilian Studies. More information and a complete schedule here.

Screening of The Intern | September 22, 2015  + -

Pre-release screening brought to you by Brown Motion Pictures
7:00 pm Martinos Auditorium
Starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro. Watch the trailer here. Free tickets will be available through Eventbrite in next week's newsletter.

Brazenly Brown Lecture: The Future of the Past | September 17, 2015  + -

Roland Greene '79 and Marianne Hirsch '70 PhD '75
6:30 pm Martinos Auditorium
The lecture and reception will be followed the next day by a panel discussion: Brown and Beyond. Friday, September 18 at noon in Englander Studio. Co-Sponsored by the Brown 250th Committee project "Brazenly Brown" and the Department of Comparative Literature. More information can be found here.

Davis Guggenheim screening and panel: He Named Me Malala | September 15, 2015  + -

6:00 pm Martinos Auditorium
Screening of He Named Me Malala, a Fox Searchlight Pictures film. Followed by a conversation with the director, acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim '86. Presented by Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. More information and tickets here


Latin Jazz and Pop Festival Concert | October 4, 2015  + -

Sunday, Oct 4: Latin Jazz and Pop Festival Concert
7:00 Martinos
Part of the inaugural Brown University Latin Jazz and Pop Festival, Descemer Bueno, The Pedrito Martinez Group, Leslie Cartaya, and the Brown University Jazz Band will perform at Granoff Center. For a full listing of festival events, visit the website here. For tickets to Sunday's performance, click here. Brought to you by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.