Moody Center for the Arts

Moody Center for the Arts


6100 Main Street, MS-480

Houston, Texas 77005


Leo Villareal: Particle Chamber

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."

Pile the Wood High!

Moody Center for the Arts

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."

Josiah McElheny: Island Universe

Moody Center for the Arts

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."


Moody Birthday Party

Celebrate the Moody Center for the Arts’ first birthday! The event will feature a concert by the Wild Moccasins, beverages and, of course, cake.

David Scanavino: Repeater

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...

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Diana Thater: The Starry Messenger

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...

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Thomas Struth: Nature & Politics

“Nature & Politics is an exhibition of color photographs depicting scientific research and manufactured landscapes by the Berlin-based artist Thomas Struth.”

Moody Center Grand Opening Weekend

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.

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