The Gallery is Brown University's contemporary art gallery and home to an important part of the university's permanent art collection. Alongside the contemporary arts, the gallery programs exhibitions on the arts of the last five centuries, tapping into the University's collection of more than 5800 works dating from the 16th-century to the present.
Holding are rich in contemporary art, mid-century photography and works on paper. Notable prints and drawings include works by Rembrandt, Goya, Matisse, and Motherwell. The painting and sculpture collection holds work by Frank Stella, Diego Rivera, Alice Neel, Richard Serra, and Joseph Cornell.
The gallery hosts four to five major exhibitions each year, as well as annual exhibitions of student artwork and a triennial exhibition of artwork by Brown faculty members. Exhibitions show artwork of all media, content or subject, and highlight the work of emerging or under-recognized practitioners locally, nationally and internationally.
Photographs and film focus on empathy, freedom, history, destruction, and narrative
A simple yet direct poem of defiance published as a poster in the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election
Artworks made in response to the plight of a bird marked for extinction by 2050
A continuing examination of structures and dynamics impacting vulnerable people and groups