Buildings

Brown Center

The Brown Center was named in honor of Baltimore philanthropists and former MICA trustees Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown.

Undergraduate Student Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (midnight) Saturday - Sunday: 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Graduate Student Hours

Monday - Friday: 24/7 Saturday - Sunday: 24/7


Built specifically for design and time-based media programs, the Brown Center houses classroom and studio space for Animation  and both graduate & undergraduate Graphic Design programs. 

It is also home to Falvey Hall, a 525-seat auditorium, as well as Leidy Atrium and Rosenberg Gallery. When it opened, Architectural Record called it "the finest modern building erected in Baltimore or Washington" in a quarter-century.

The Browns are parents of MICA alumna Tonya Ingersol ’02, herself a former trustee. Eddie Brown is the CEO of Brown Capital Management, one of the country's oldest African-American owned investment management firms with $5.3 billion in assets under management today. A television personality in the field of finance for 25 years, he was inducted into the Maryland Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame in 2004. The Browns' gift to help construct Brown Center was one of the largest gifts to an educational institution by an African-American family in the country's history.