Summer Music Series: Sol Lewitt, "Wall Drawing #1115," (2014)

July 14, 2020

As part of the Moody's Summer Music Series, five composers from the Shepherd School of Music were commissioned to create original works responding to individual objects in Rice’s Public Art collection. Each composer wrote a short solo or duet to be performed in front of the artwork. The fourth composition in the series, “Iteration Etudes,” is inspired by Sol LeWitt's "Wall Drawing #1115," and is composed by Theo Chandler. It is performed by oboist Virginia McDowell.

Summer Music Series: Jaume Plensa, “Mirror," (2011)

July 07, 2020

As part of the Moody's Summer Music Series, five composers from the Shepherd School of Music were commissioned to create original works responding to individual objects in Rice’s Public Art collection. Each composer wrote a short solo or duet to be performed in front of the artwork. The third composition in the series, “In Our Own Likeness,” is inspired by Jaume Plensa’s “Mirror" (2011) and is composed by Jake Sandridge. It is performed by cellist Bree Ahern and clarinetist Roy Park.

Summer Music Series: Mark di Suvero, "Po-um" (Lyric) (2003)

June 30, 2020

As part of the Moody's Summer Music Series, five composers from the Shepherd School of Music were commissioned to create original works responding to individual objects in Rice’s Public Art collection. Each composer wrote a short solo or duet to be performed in front of the artwork. The second composition in the series is inspired by Mark di Suvero's Po-um (Lyric) (2003) and is composed by David Jones. It is performed by percussionist Aaron Smith.

Summer Music Series: Ursula von Rydingsvard, "Malutka II" (2018)

June 23, 2020

As part of the Moody's Summer Music Series, five composers from the Shepherd School of Music were commissioned to create original works responding to individual objects in Rice’s Public Art collection. Each composer wrote a short solo or duet to be performed in front of the artwork. The first composition, Of Wood, is inspired by Ursula von Rydingsvard's Malutka II (2018) and composed by Daniel Zlatkin. It is performed by cellist Russell Houston.

Ursula Von Rydingsvard: A Discussion

June 22, 2020

Alison Weaver, Moody Center for the Arts Executive Director, Alison de Lima Greene, Isabel Brown Wilson Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,  and Dena Woodall, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, discuss artist Ursula Von Rydingsvard, the film "URSULA VON RYDINSVARD: INTO HER OWN" (2019), and her work.  This discussion is moderated by Marian Luntz, Curator of Film & Video at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Radical Revisionists: Artist Pascale Marthine Tayou

May 15, 2020

Pascale Marthine Tayou, whose work is featured in the Moody’s spring exhibition Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present, talks about the inspiration behind his three works Le Code Noir (2018), Jpegafrica/Africagift (2006), and Plastic Tree (2015).

Radical Revisionists: Exhibition Designer Carlos Jiménez

May 08, 2020

"Radical Revisionists" exhibition designer and Rice University Professor of Architecture Carlos Jiménez discusses his design process and the inspiration behind the gallery's color scheme.

Radical Revisionists: Consulting Curator Rachel Kabukala on Artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby

May 05, 2020

Consulting curator Rachel Kabukala discusses Radical Revisionists featured artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby's "In the Lavender Room" (2019), which is installed on the facade of the Moody building.

Moody Center for The Arts: Spring 2020

April 21, 2020

The Moody highlights its Spring 2020 season featuring Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present. The exhibition presents works by artists from Africa and the Diaspora who problematize Eurocentric tropes of race, representation and prevailing colonial narratives. The season included a performance by artist Serge Attukwei Clottey and Black Bodies in White Spaces, an evening event choreographed by Harrison Guy.

Hear from the Artist: Robin Rhode

April 14, 2020

Featured in the Moody's spring exhibition Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present, artist Robin Rhode talks about the inspiration behind his work, “The Point of Vanishing” (2012-2013). 

Moody Center for the Arts: Fall 2019

December 15, 2019

The Moody highlights its Fall 2019 season in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 space flight. Moon Shot presents works responding to the moon landing by a selection of innovative artists working from 1969 to the present. Artists featured include Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Laurie Anderson’s and Hsin-Chien Huang, as well as Siah Armajani, Matthew Day Jackson, Nancy Graves, Rachel Rose, Katy Schimert, and Michelle Stuart.

Moody Center for The Arts: Spring 2019

June 01, 2019

The Moody highlights its Spring 2019 season focusing on ecology and the environment and featuring Natasha Bowdoin's Sideways to the Sun, Michele Blazy's We Were the Robots, and Justin Brice Guargilia's We are the Asteroid III with performances by Poncili Creacion and Machine Dazzle.

Moody Center for The Arts: Fall 2018

December 15, 2018

The Moody highlights its Fall 2018 season featuring Matthew Ritchie's The Demon in the Diagram, and performances by Silkroad Ensemble and artist-in-residence Hope Mohr.

We Make Carpets: Moody Center for the Arts

October 05, 2018

The Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University commissioned Dutch collective We Make Carpets to create a site-specific installation for its Central Gallery. This exhibition is the first time that Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten, and Bob Waardenburg, the artists of We Make Carpets, show their colorful and surprising work in the U.S.

Moody Center for The Arts: Spring 2018

June 01, 2018

The Moody highlights its Spring 2018 season featuring Josiah McElheny's Island Universe, Leo Villareal's Particle Chamber, and Pile the Wood High!, organized by Rice Professor Lisa Lapinski.

Moody Center for The Arts: Fall 2017

December 01, 2017

The Moody highlights its Fall 2017 season featuring Mickalene Thomas' Waiting on a Prime Time Star and performances by Hope Stone, Jarrod Beck and Da Camera.

Moody Center for the Arts: Spring 2017

July 07, 2017

The Moody’s inaugural programming includes Olafur Eliasson’s Green Light Artistic Workshop, photographs by Thomas Struth, a large-scale installation by the Tokyo art collective teamLab, a video installation by Diana Thater, a new 3-D paintbrush developed by Google, the production of An Iliad—a reimagining of Homer’s classic for the modern world, and internationally acclaimed Beirut-born Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum as the first artist-in-residence.

 

Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University

July 06, 2017

The Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University was designed by renowned Los Angeles-based architect Michael Maltzan. The architect’s striking contemporary design, with its bold geometric shapes and inviting transparency, will create a beacon on Rice’s campus while affirming the Moody’s mission to foster connections across disciplines.

Opening on February 24, 2017, the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University is a state-of-the-art, 50,000-square-foot facility dedicated to cross-disciplinary collaboration between the arts, sciences and humanities. The building will serve as an experimental platform for creating and presenting works in all disciplines, a flexible teaching space to encourage new modes of learning, and a forum for creative partnerships with visiting national and international artists.