Closing Reception for “Baseera Khan: Weight on History”

Rice University Moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston

Join us for the closing celebration of the summer exhibition, "Baseera Khan: Weight on History." Enjoy beats from DJ Hiram and cool off with cocktails by Loro at this free and public reception held in the Moody's galleries. Don't miss your last chance to see the exhibition that Artforum called, "a lyrical, psychedelic meditation on …

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Opening Reception for “Urban Impressions”

Rice University Moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston

Join the Moody at the opening reception for Urban Impression: Experiencing the Global Contemporary Metropolis. Focusing on the overarching and shared aspects of urban life, this exhibition presents an international selection of artists including Rana Begum, Mary Flanagan, Katsumi Hayakawa, Kahlil Irving, Lucia Koch, Julie Mehretu, Sohei Nishino, Emeka Ogboh, Robin Rhode, Seher Shah, Liu …

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Opening Reception for “Urban Impressions”

Rice University Moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston

Join the Moody at the opening reception for Urban Impression: Experiencing the Global Contemporary Metropolis. Focusing on the overarching and shared aspects of urban life, this exhibition presents an international selection of artists including Rana Begum, Mary Flanagan, Katsumi Hayakawa, Kahlil Irving, Lucia Koch, Julie Mehretu, Sohei Nishino, Emeka Ogboh, Robin Rhode, Seher Shah, Liu …

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Opening Reception for Off the Wall: Danielle Dean

Brochstein Pavillion at Rice University 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX, United States

Join the Moody and the artist Danielle Dean to celebrate the opening of, Death Drive, a new installation in the Off the Wall program. Enjoy light bites and beverages while hearing from the artist. Off the Wall at the Brochstein Pavilion is a partnership between the Moody Center for the Arts and the Core Residency …

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Reading the City: Perspectives on the Contemporary Global Metropolis

Rice University Moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston

October 14: 5:30–7 pm, keynote lecture by Walter Benn Michaels, Anderson Hall, Rice School of Architecture October 15: 10 am–3 pm, symposium, Moody Center for the Arts, with a lunch break and followed by exhibition viewing and reception. The symposium Reading the City: Perspectives on the Contemporary Global Metropolis coincides with the group exhibition Urban …

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Elainie Lillios, Night Sky

James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace at Rice University 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX

Join composer Elainie Lillios on October 7, 2022, for the debut of her newest sound and light composition, Night Sky, at the James Turrell Twilight Epiphany Skyspace. In celebration of the Skyspace's 10th anniversary, Night Sky will be presented every evening through October 23, after the sunset light sequence, from the structure's embedded sound and …

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Opening Reception for Moody Project Wall: Deborah D.E.E.P Mouton

Rice University Moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston

Join us for the opening reception of, "_____ as Myth," a community-centered art exhibition led by Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton and CERCL. Taking inspiration from Mouton's memoir, the artworks on view are a result of students and local artists investigating how modern-day mythology can explain the nuances of our everyday experiences. The project was a part …

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Opening Reception for Moody Project Wall: Deborah D.E.E.P Mouton

Rice University Moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston

Join us for the opening reception of, "_____ as Myth," a community-centered art exhibition led by Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton and CERCL. Taking inspiration from Mouton's memoir, the artworks on view are a result of students and local artists investigating how modern-day mythology can explain the nuances of our everyday experiences. The project was a part …

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Artists-in-Dialogue: Robin Rhode and Flash Gordon Parks

Lois Chiles Studio Theater at moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX

Join the Moody Center for the Arts and Project Row Houses for an Artists-in-Dialogue event that brings together two creative minds in a conversation around the visual arts and music. Organized in conjunction with the Moody's fall exhibition Urban Impressions: Experiencing the Global Contemporary Metropolis, the visual artist Robin Rhode, who lives and works in …

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Movie Night at the Moody

Rice University Moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston

Start your holiday season with a movie under the stars at the Moody! Join us for a family-friendly, free, outdoor screening of Tim Burton’s holiday classic The Nightmare Before Christmas. The galleries will be open until 9 p.m. to explore the current exhibition, Urban Impressions and free popcorn will be provided. The Moody Cafe will …

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NFTs as Artistic Medium

Rice University Moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston

Save the date for an in-person symposium exploring NFTs (non-fungible tokens) as an artistic medium. Hear from Kevin McCoy, artist and pioneer of NFTs, and Erick Calderon, the founder of Art Blocks, the leading platform for generative art, as well as several practicing artists about their engagement with NFTs as a creative medium and the …

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Opening Reception for Narrative Threads

Rice University Moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston

Join us to celebrate the opening of the spring exhibition Narrative Threads: Fiber Art Today. Celebrating a new generation of international artists at the forefront of fiber arts, the show includes work by Igshaan Adams, Diedrick Brackens, Christina Forrer, and Billie Zangewa, among others, as well as a commissioned, site-specific work by Orly Genger.

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Honor: An Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra Starring Lili Taylor

Lois Chiles Studio Theater at moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX

Houston-born artist Suzanne Bocanegra presents an original "artist talk" performed by film and television actor Lili Taylor, with vocalists from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. Centered on a sixteenth-century tapestry of the same name in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Honor weaves Bocanegra’s personal narrative with her interpretation of the historic …

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Opening Reception for Moody Project Wall: Bennie Flores Ansell, “Swarm Migration”

Rice University Moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston

Join the Moody to celebrate the latest installation in the Moody Project Wall series, Swarm Migration by Bennie Flores Ansell. This mural, centered on the community-based exploration of migration, is comprised of hundreds of 3D-printed wishbones. Flores Ansell's work evokes a swarm of birds in flight as a means to communicate the scope and personal …

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Public Talk with Odili Donald Odita

The Shepherd School of Music 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX, United States

Hear from Nigerian-born Odili Donald Odita, the latest artist commissioned for the Rice Public Art collection. Odita's transformative, large-scale mural, Meeting Place / Painting with Changing Parts, installed in Alice Pratt Brown Hall at the Shepherd School of Music, responds to the building's focus on music, the architecture on campus, and the adjacent James Turrell …

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Devin T. Mays, “The Day I Met the Sun”

Lois Chiles Studio Theater at moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX

Join the Moody and the Center for Engaged Research and Learning for the improvised and interactive performance of The Day I Met the Sun. Conceived by CERCL Fellow Devin T. Mays, this second iteration of the work is performed alongside collaborators Bill Harris, Jordan Knecht, and Veronica Salinas. Inspired and guided by the late musician …

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JooYoung Choi: Love and Wondervision

Rice University Moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston

“The creativity inside of us can bring us all on an incredible voyage, led by love. The love of others who care for us and help us grow, and the love we give to others on this journey I call Wondervision.” – JooYoung Choi For the summer 2023 exhibition, the Moody Center for the Arts …

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Lunchtime Talk: Kelsey Norman on Hayv Kahraman

Rice University Moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston

The number of individuals forcibly displaced from their homes now numbers more than 100 million, with 35 million displaced across international borders. Many experts agree that global cooperation is necessary to effectively respond to displaced peoples, but the political contention around the topics of migration and refugees continues to hinder action. Through the lens of …

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New Art / New Music Spring 2024

Rice University Moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston

Experience musical responses to the Moody's current exhibition Hayv Kahraman: The Foreign in Us composed and performed by Shepherd School of Music students. Organized by Rice students Jaylin Vinson and Victor Cui, a series of original compositions will be played in the galleries, followed by a reception.

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Nick Flynn + AI | THEY ARE FALLING ALL AROUND ME / Postcards from the Edge of Latent Space

Rice University Moody Center for the Arts 6100 Main Street, Houston

Experience a groundbreaking interactive performance that explores the intersection of image, poetry, and artificial intelligence (AI). The result of a collaborative project between poet Nick Flynn, media artist David Rokeby, and curator Natalie Klym, this unconventional poetry reading hosted in the Moody's Lois Chiles Theater features a real-time voice-to-scrolling image generator developed by Rokeby at …

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