Moody Center for The Arts

GHCVB Member
(713) 348-2787
6100 Main St. | MS-480 | Houston, TX 77005
West University/Rice Village

Designed by acclaimed Los Angeles-based architect Michael Maltzan to bring together the Rice community and the Houston public and enable innovative artistic work to flourish, the $30 million, 50,000-square-foot Moody Center for The Arts serves as an experimental platform for creating and presenting works in all disciplines, a flexible teaching space and a forum for creative partnerships with visiting national and international artists.

Open and free to the public, the Moody Center is dedicated to trans-disciplinary collaboration in the arts, sciences and humanities, and establishes a new arts district on the campus as it stands close by the distinguished Shepherd School of Music and the permanent James Turrell Twilight Epiphany Skyspace.

The Moody provides facilities including art gallery space, a 150-seat black box theater, a gallery for experimental performance and a café. Its defining feature is the light-flooded, interdisciplinary maker lab at its core: an atrium with immediate access to surrounding resources that include a wood shop, metal shop, paint booth, rapid prototyping areas, studio classrooms, technology lending library and audiovisual editing booths.

Public hours of operation include Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

  • February 2, 2018 - June 2, 2018
    Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University
    Brown Foundation Gallery | 6100 Main Street | Houston, TX 77005
    Island Universe is a monumental installation of five hanging sculptures inspired by the multiverse scenario of eternal inflation, an...
  • February 2, 2018 - December 31, 2018
    Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University
    Media Arts Gallery | 6100 Main Street | Houston, TX 77005
    Particle Chamber is an immersive new installation by Leo Villareal. Utilizing the latest projection technology to create dynamic points of...
  • February 2, 2018 - May 19, 2018
    Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University
    Central Gallery | 6100 Main Street | Houston, TX 77005
    Pile the Wood High! is an exhibition of sculpture, drawing and collage, and celebrates generational influences and enduring connections...
  • February 24, 2018
    Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University
    Brown Foundation Gallery | 6100 Main Street | Houston, TX 77005
    To mark its first anniversary, the Moody will celebrate with performances, music and, of course, cake. Like the Moody’s exhibition program,...
  • March 31, 2018 - April 16, 2018
    Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University
    Lois Chiles Studio Theater | 6100 Main Street | Houston, TX 77005
    Visiting German composer Hans Tutschku has composed a new work specifically for Rice’s James Turrell Twilight Epiphany Skyspace. The new...
  • April 13, 2018 - April 14, 2018
    Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University
    Lois Chiles Studio Theater | 6100 Main Street | Houston, TX 77005
    The Moody will present a selection of musical works by musician and composer Matthew Burtner and the collective EcoSono as part of the 2018...
  • May 11, 2018 - May 19, 2018
    Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University
    Lois Chiles Studio Theater | 6100 Main Street | Houston, TX 77005
    Dada Gert is an immersive work of dance theater conceived, choreographed, and performed by Annie Arnoult and Open Dance Project. The show is...
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