Brown Arts

Campus Projects

Interdisciplinary and collaborative programs created by members of the Brown community

IGNITE Series Campus Projects

On Now/Up Next

Oct. 30, Feb. 5, Apr. 3 - Nov. 2024
FILM | PANEL
A year-long integrated media experience that illuminates the importance of our collective health and what can be done to enhance it.
October 2023 - Fall 2024
HISTORY OF ART & ARCHITECTURE | LECTURE SERIES
A lecture series on the role of light in art and architecture from antiquity to the present.
December 5-7, 2024
SYMPOSIUM
A three-day symposium that will investigate how and why duration has been an important aesthetic mode for performance, visual, and media artists.
October 16-18, 2024
CONFERENCE | FILM SCREENING | ENDURANCE PERFORMANCE
A three-day conference of panels, screenings, and performances exploring the force of the elemental in and beyond media studies.

Coming Soon

The 21st Century Orchestra
Date: October 25-27, 2024
Location: The Lindemann Main Hall
Curated by Eric Nathan Associate Professor, Music; Anthony Cheung, Associate Professor, Music; Wang Lu Associate Professor, Music; and Butch Rovan, Professor, Music

A two-day festival featuring performances, talks, and an inaugural recording release highlighting innovative new orchestral music created by Brown composers that celebrate The Lindemann Performing Arts Center as a premiere site for orchestral performance and recording. Curated by Eric Nathan (composer and associate professor, Music), Anthony Cheung (composer and associate professor, Music), Wang Lu (composer and associate professor, Music), and Butch Rovan (composer/media artist and professor, Music) with The Boston Modern Orchestra (BMOP).

Residual Noise Conference
Date: October 30-November 3, 2024
Location: The Lindemann Main Hall and the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
Curated by Ed Osborn, Professor | Music and Visual Art

Three performance-residencies including local and legendary artists that cross disciplinary boundaries to explore ways in which music forms community, cultivates creative expression, and examines the relationship of humans to their physical and spiritual environments.

In Development

Department of Literary Arts IGNITE Series Event

A series of events highlighting the work of writers, artists, and poets around themes of ecoarts and ecopoetics; writing and improvisational performance;  the intersections of literary art and music; and collaborative literary artists in performance.

Creative Ecologies in the Americas
Curated by Macarena Gómez-Barris, Chair and Professor, Modern Culture and Media and Leila Lehnen, Chair and Associate Professor, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

A series of lectures, film screenings, workshops, performances, and publications that draw upon rich traditions within North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean that emphasize collective modes of producing (knowledge, art, everyday life) that do not separate human histories and experiences from a more-than-human world. Curated by Macarena Gómez-Barris (Chair and Professor, Modern Culture and Media) and Leila Lehnen (Chair and Associate Professor, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies).

Concluded Projects

November 6, 13, & 20, 2023 (Concluded)
FILM SERIES | PANEL DISCUSSIONS
A selection of films from across the African continent and diaspora that contend with the social and political dimensions of Racial Ecologies.
January 27, 2024 (Concluded)
AFRICANA STUDIES | THEATER | WORKSHOP
A developmental workshop and invited sharing of a new play.
February 17, 2024
MUSIC
Rooted in Japanese drumming traditions and pioneered by transnational Asian and Asian American communities, taiko is now a global phenomena.
February 26-March 2, 2024
FILM | PANEL | EXHIBITION
A film screening and week-long exhibition creating dialogue between the past and present, art and politics, creative and scholarly work against AIDS.
April 22, 2024
FILM | PANEL
Alumni in the Arts | IGNITE Series
Join Brown alumna Catherine Gund ‘88 for a preview screening of her new film.
April 22-May 10, 2024
VISUAL ART | MULTIMEDIA
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.