Home of the Brown Arts Initiative, the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts serves as a catalyst for collaboration and experimentation among the arts, sciences and humanities. It is a place where creative thinkers from across disciplines come together to exchange ideas, explore processes and methods, and develop new art forms.
Designed by the architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro and opened in 2011, the 35,000 square foot facility features the 200-seat Martinos Auditorium with 35mm and digital screening capability; three flexible production spaces; a recording studio and multimedia lab; a cave-automatic virtual environment; and a physical media lab supporting electronics prototyping, sensor interface development and physical computing. The building also houses four project studios, a “smart” classroom, the Cohen Gallery and Atrium Gallery for exhibitions and installation, as well as five breakout spaces for students, faculty and guests. An exterior amphitheater wired for sound and video enables outdoor performances, film screenings and installations.
The Granoff Center is located on Brown’s campus at 154 Angell Street, Providence, RI. It is open Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 12:00 am; Friday, 8:30 am - 10:00 pm; Saturday, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm; and Sunday, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm.