Encounter the arts with exhibits, workshops & more at the Moody Center for the Arts

Photo courtesy of The Moody Center For The Arts

Scope out exhibitions, workshops, classes, and more while exploring an award-winning building at the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University.

Located within the Rice University campus, the multi-faceted Moody Center for the Arts serves as a platform for presenting works in all disciplines, provides a teaching space that promotes new modes of learning, and encourages creative partnerships with visiting artists.

Designed by renowned Los Angeles-based architect Michael Maltzan, the 50,000 square-foot building features bold geometric shapes, large windows that allow for picturesque views of both the building’s interior and the campus outside, as well as an open floorplan that highlights the exhibition spaces and artistic process inside classrooms.

Visitors can look forward to free exhibitions, events and more programming throughout the year at this teaching space that promotes campus and community collaboration.

Click here to see current and upcoming exhibitions and events.

Photo courtesy of The Moody Center For The Arts

Moody Cafe

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 3pm, guests can enjoy a coffee, beverage, or light bite to eat at the Moody Cafe, operated by Salento.

Visitors are also invited to use the laptop bar overlooking the Central Gallery (with free wi-fi) during open hours.

Photo Policy

Still photography for personal use, including the use of smartphones, is permitted throughout the building except where otherwise posted.

The use of flash photography and selfie sticks is prohibited and photography for commercial use is not permitted without the expressed written permission of the Moody Center for the Arts.

Photo courtesy of The Moody Center For The Arts

Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University

Photo courtesy of The Moody Center For The Arts
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Cody Swann is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston. When he isn't recording or touring the country with his band, Wild Moccasins, he can be found covering live music and arts events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.