Brown Arts

About Brown Arts

Interdisciplinary Research, Scholarship, and Practice

Brown University has an ambitious vision for the arts as an integral presence throughout a liberal arts education. We believe the arts are fundamental to critical inquiry into the most important questions facing humanity around the world, and we support artists operating at the highest levels of their craft to inform, be informed by, and collaborate with scholars in disciplines across the sciences, social sciences and humanities. Brown has a deep and broad ecosystem of creative individuals, academic and artistic programs, research initiatives, exhibition and performance venues, specialized equipment and technical expertise, boundless and fearless curiosity, and a collective commitment to creating art that has measurable social impact — we term this ecosystem Brown Arts.