Brown Arts

Brown Arts

Announcing the IGNITE Series Projects

Experience how art opens up space for dialogue and for change as we navigate the key issues of our times.

Interdisciplinary and collaborative programs created by members of the Brown community
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Interdisciplinary and collaborative programs created by community members in Providence and beyond
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What's On

April 6-November 17, 2024
Appreciate Brown’s distinguished public art collection with a student-curated tour. 40-minute guided walking tours will explore 6 works of art. All tours are outdoors, rain or shine.
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April 22-May 10, 2024
An exhibition and envisioning space that encourages men of African descent to remember and represent their relationships with their fathers and children through a multimedia installation of creative and archival works.
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Launch Party, April 23
New Episodes: Tuesdays, April 16-July 2, 2024
Fearless conversations that reveal the extraordinary in all of us.
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May 3, 2024
A one-night-only live concert with Nadine Lee, ARTS Professor of the Practice at Brown University
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Feb 22 - June 2, 2024
A comprehensive survey exhibition of LA artist Barbara T. Smith at The Bell Gallery
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Current Highlights

Brown Arts’ new multi-year series of creative activations, interventions, and investigations produced by communities across Brown, Providence, the Rhode Island region, and beyond.
A new journal from Brown Arts Institute that explores the purpose and power of art criticism, poetics, and theory today.
The Lindemann pushes the boundaries of innovation in performance space to inspire new forms of art-making and artistic collaboration. Learn more about the five radically different configurations for the Main Hall plus the three rehearsal level spaces that also double as performance venues.
The Ronald O. Perelman Arts District highlights the prominence of arts teaching, scholarship and performance at Brown.

About Brown Arts

Interdisciplinary Arts Research, Practice, and Scholarship

Brown Arts represents the fueling of the arts ecosystem on campus, in the surrounding community, nationally and globally by nurturing new voices, new work and new audiences. We believe that the arts are integral to life at Brown, and beyond, serving as a resource and inspiration for creative exploration, innovation and expression for all.

Recent News

Brown Arts Institute Hours

Normal operating hours: Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Building Hours:

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
Monday-Friday 8:30am-10pm
Saturday 12pm-6pm
Sunday 12pm-8pm
Closed on University holidays
The Lindemann Performing Arts Center
Monday-Friday 8:30am-10:30pm
Saturday 12pm-6pm
Sunday 12pm-8pm
Closed on University holidays


Contact Us

Brown Arts Institute
Mailing Address:
Brown University
Campus Box 1987
Providence, RI 02912

Physical Address:
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
154 Angell Street
Providence, RI 02906