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Rice University Art Gallery

January 30 - May 17, 2015

A new, site-specific installation by Tokyo-based architecture studio Atelier Bow-Wow, for which they’ve collaborated with Rice School of Architecture Asst. Professor Jesús Vassallo and his students to design and build an installation inspired by Houston's historic row house or "shotgun" home design.


Thornsten Brinkmann on La Hütte Royal

German artist Thorsten Brinkmann presents a virtual tour and talk exploring his permanent installation La Hütte Royal, an abandoned three-story house in Pittsburgh whose interior […]

Creature Worlds

In the six short videos presented in Rice’s RG Cubicle video space, animators create imaginative mini-universes full of animals, humans, and characters in between the two. […]

Yusuke Asai: yamatane

Rice University Art Gallery has commissioned Japanese artist Yusuke Asai to create an installation in conjunction with The Menil’s exhibition Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and […]

Words & Art Reading

An evening of poetry and prose inspired by the current installation by Dinh Q. Lê. Refreshments and door prizes. Free and open to the public.

El Ultimo Grito: New Installation

Spanish design studio, El Ultimo Grito will create a new site-specific installation. Based in London, the husband and wife team of Rosario Hurtado and Roberto […]

Soo Sunny Park: Unwoven Light

American artist Soo Sunny Park creates a new installation for Rice University Art Gallery. This site-specific work will be a suspended structure made from shaped chain link […]

Rice Art Fiesta

An evening of “art happenings” at Rice: Swedish artist, Gunilla Klingberg’s installation (artist lecture by Gunilla at 6:00 p.m.), Galina Kurlat’s exhibition (lecture at 7 […]

Gunilla Klingberg

Swedish artist Gunilla Klingberg will cover Rice Gallery’s floors, walls, and windows with an ornate mandala of supermarket, fast food, and big box store logos

Rice Fall Art Kick Off

Slide jam with Core Fellows and Rice Faculty, Matchbox Gallery opening, and music in the courtyard behind Rice Gallery. Begins at sundown.

Yasuaki Onishi: Reverse of Volume RG

Onishi uses translucent plastic sheeting, strings of black glue, and fishing line to create monumental forms that resemble mountains or clouds floating in space. Photo: […]

Joel Shapiro: New Installation

In a gravity-defying array of color and form, celebrated American sculptor Joel Shapiro will suspend wooden planks, vibrantly painted with supersaturated pigment, from the gallery’s […]

Urban Perspectives on Salon of Beauty: a Panel

Urban scholars, artists, and community organizers will discuss some of the issues referenced in artist Ana Serrano’s Salon of Beauty – cultural identity and expression, […]

Ana Serrano: Salon of Beauty

Cute, colorful buildings highlight the unexpected and ephemeral nature of a city constantly being made and unmade by its residents by this Los Angeles artist.

Mary Temple: Northwest Corner, Southeast Light

Rice University Art Gallery has commissioned a new installation by New York artist Mary Temple. In her “light installations,” Mary Temple paints directly on walls […]

Sarah Oppenheimer: D-17

Known for her aesthetically sleek and perceptually startling installations, Sarah Oppenheimer focuses on the architecture of the Rice University Art Gallery’s two parallel glass walls. […]

Andrea Dezs

Andrea Dezsö’s obsession with space travel takes us on a journey into a lunar world. Dezsö, Transylvania-born artist, writer, and illustrator, transforms the Rice Art […]

El Anatsui: Gli

A new installation by one of Africa’s foremost sculptors, El Anatsui, at the Rice University Art Gallery. Nigerian-based Anatsui manages to preform an alchemical transformation by turning […]

Henrique Oliveira: Tapumes

Oliveira utilizes flexible plywood and discarded wood collected on the streets of São Paulo to create his massive, spatial constructions, which combine painting, architecture, and […]

Paul Villinski: Emergency Response Studio

Inspired by what he saw in post-Katria New Orleans, Villinski salvaged a FEMA-style trailer and turned it into an Emergency Response Studio, or ERS, acting […]

Michael A. Salter: too much

"For too much, his installation at Rice Gallery, artist Michael Salter has wrapped the walls with his personal icons and pictograms. Leaning against one of […]

Aurora Robson: The Great Indoors

You don’t have to know string theory to appreciate Brooklyn-based artist Aurora Robson’s work, even though that’s where she gets her inspiration. Science is beautiful! […]

Aurora Robson: The Great Indoors

This install by Brookyn-based Aurora Robson should be another spectacular one for Rice’s gallery. The opening is ON for Thursday, 9/18!!

Mark Fox: Dust

Even though the gallery is techinically closed for the summer, that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to see! Mark Fox‘s installation is visible through the […]