New York-based architecture firm REX designed an academic and cultural building that is technologically sophisticated, highly flexible and adaptable to multiple art forms, yet intimate in scale and feel.
The Diana Nelson and John Atwater Lobby will serve as a convening space in the University’s envisioned performing arts center, and additional funds from the couple will support the Brown Promise and Brown Annual Fund.
As part of a broader Brown Arts Initiative series on protest, art and activism, the exhibition includes photos and films documenting the Civil Rights Movement, the Texas prison system and undocumented workers from Mexico.
Brown professor Stephen Houston will excavate a massive series of citadels in present-day Guatemala, which can shed light on how the leaders of the ancient Maya city of Tikal responded to a foreign threat.
Spanning four centuries, five continents and many languages, the Dr. Steven Ungerleider Collection of Haggadot will enable new insights into the experiences and customs of Jewish communities across the globe.
The Providence City Plan Commission approved an amendment to Brown’s Institutional Master Plan, allowing the University to take the next step toward creating a new academic center for the performing arts.
Currently located in Berlin at the home of American artist Ryan Mendoza, the historic home could begin a three-month stay in Providence in spring 2018 if initial plans materialize as envisioned by the University’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and WaterFire Arts Providence.
A new $225,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund a yearlong seminar series examining how we have arrived at current understandings of race and indigeneity in North and South America.
A team of Brown students led by the University’s virtual reality artist-in-residence have created an immersive experience to expose new generations of students to a dramatic, historically important Revolutionary War event.