An Invitation to Connect + Engage





Since opening our doors in 2017, the Moody Center for the Arts has become a dynamic site for new forms of collaboration and creativity. Through thought-provoking exhibitions, classes, workshops, public programs, and performances, we strive to foster dialogue about some of the most critical issues of our time.

Over the last seven years, we have increased efforts to support local artists and to reach new audiences. We have simultaneously partnered with a broad range of academic departments, making the University’s intellectual capital more widely available, while engaging an expansive group of off-campus collaborators who have brought original, often unexpected ideas to Rice.

As a hinge between the campus and the community, the Moody provides an open platform for original thought and an accessible site for engagement. Beginning with our decision to make all exhibitions and programs free and open to the public, we welcome all voices and invite participation from all sides. We embrace Rice University’s mission to cultivate diverse spaces for learning and discovery that contribute to the betterment of our world. Through the arts, and the ideas the arts can inspire, we strive to encourage both students and visitors to imagine new possibilities and work towards a better future.

I invite you to visit the Moody and be a part of our welcoming community.

With best wishes,
Alison Weaver
The Suzanne Deal Booth Executive Director