Providence, RIThe Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) showcases its spring 2018 season of programming, featuring influential musicians, poets, artists, and filmmakers and a symposium on the arts and environment in the polar regions. Unless indicated, all programs are free and open to the public. Prominent participants for the upcoming season include:


Providence, RI…For the 2017‒18 academic year, Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) at Brown University welcomes choreographer and writer Ralph Lemon, musician Sebastian Ruth, and poet Anne Waldman as Professors of the Practice. Established by the BAI in September 2016, and made possible by endowed gifts, Professor of the Practice (PoP) positions bring distinguished artists of all genres and other arts practitioners and professionals to the University to further enrich the Brown experience.


Providence, RI...The Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) today announced highlights of its much-anticipated 2017‒18 season of programming, featuring influential musicians, poets, artists and filmmakers. In addition, on October 11, the BAI will present a conversation about the world-premiere of a multi-media performance piece by artist Kelly Nipper co-commissioned by the BAI and New York-based Performa and developed at Brown with students. Prominent artists and presenters for the upcoming season include:

BROWN ARTS INITIATIVE AND PERFORMA LAUNCH NEW COLLABORATION WITH CO-COMMISSION OF A WORK BY KELLY NIPPER FOR PERFORMA 17 IN NEW YORK CITY

Artist Kelly Nipper and MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab will develop the project with students at Brown University to premiere at Performa 17 Biennial, November 1‒19, 2017

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