Moody Center for the Arts
February 2 - December 31, 2018
Particle Chamber is an immersive new installation by Leo Villareal. Utilizing the latest projection technology to create dynamic points of light across a hemisphere of screens, Villareal enables visitors to encounter an ethereal chamber of ever-moving pixels algorithmically programmed to form infinitely new patterns."
February 2 - May 19, 2018
Pile the Wood High! is a new exhibition of sculpture, drawing, and collage organized by Rice Professor Lisa Lapinski that celebrates generational influences and enduring connections among art students and teachers who are also working artists. Three generations of artists are represented, including noted California sculptor Hirsch Perlman, chair of UCLA’s Department of Art; Lapinski, who was a graduate student of Perlman’s at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in the 1990s; and Anna Helm, Lapinski’s student at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles."
February 2 - June 2, 2018
Josiah McElheny's Island Universe is "a monumental installation of five sculptures inspired by the multiverse scenario of eternal inflation, an extension of the big bang theory. Made of chromed metal, transparent handblown glass, and light, the structures are modeled on an iconic midcentury design object: the chandeliers of the Metropolitan Opera in New York made by J. & L. Lobmeyr in Vienna in 1965."
Celebrate the Moody Center for the Arts’ first birthday! The event will feature a concert by the Wild Moccasins, beverages and, of course, cake.
Vital Constitutions: The Appearance of “Health” in History is an interdisciplinary graduate conference hosted by Rice University. “Vital Constitutions aims to facilitate an open and...Read More
“Mickalene Thomas: Waiting on a Prime-Time Star features paintings, photographs, collages, prints, and mixed-media works that explore the artist’s complex vision of female sexuality, identity,...Read More
A new site-specific sculpture by Brooklyn-based artist David Scanavino. From the Moody Center: “Repeater is an immersive sculpture made of commonly available industrial tiles that create...Read More
Aurora Picture Show and the Moody Center for the Arts are partnering to screen films from the international Punto y Raya (Dot & Line) festival. This free,...Read More
Flowers and People, Cannot be Controlled but Live Together — A Whole Year per Hour is an interactive installation created by Tokyo-based art collective teamLab. The...Read More
Diana Thater’s nine-monitor video work The Starry Messenger nods to Houston’s role in space exploration. The piece, which was filmed in the Griffith Observatory Planetarium in...Read More
“Nature & Politics is an exhibition of color photographs depicting scientific research and manufactured landscapes by the Berlin-based artist Thomas Struth.”
In this project, Olafur Eliasson addresses the international refugee crisis and the politics of global migration. The show includes a workshop teaching participants how to make...Read More
Join Rice University to celebrate the opening of the Moody Center for the Arts! For a full list of events, please visit the Moody Center’s website.