Festival of Dance. Photo by Erin X. Smithers.
John Leventhal and Rosanne Cash. Photo by Victor Alvarez.
Ashes by Lily Mengesha PhD '18. Photo by Jacob Cader.

Welcome to the Brown Arts Initiative


The Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) seeks to cultivate creative expression and foster an interdisciplinary environment where faculty and students learn from one another and from artists and scholars in a wide range of fields 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. Read more


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