MOODY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
ANNOUNCES FEB 2017 OPENING
Alison Weaver, Executive Director of Rice University’s Moody Center for the Arts, announced today that this new trans-disciplinary lab for creativity will celebrate its opening on February 24, 2017. Currently under construction, the project will be accessible to the public and will be dedicated to collaboration in the arts, sciences and humanities. The Moody also announced that its first artist-in-residence will be internationally acclaimed artist Mona Hatoum.
In her comments, Alison Weaver said, “By establishing the Moody, Rice both reflects and supports the way students are learning and artists are working today – collaboratively and across disciplines. We’re honored to welcome Mona Hatoum as the first international artist to join our program, and we’re thrilled to be inaugurating Michael Maltzan’s extraordinary building, which perfectly embodies what we hope to achieve at the Moody.”
The 50,000-square-foot Moody will serve as an experimental platform for creating and presenting works in all disciplines, a flexible teaching space to encourage new modes of making and a forum for creative partnerships with visiting national and international artists. The project will establish a new arts district on the campus, near both the distinguished Shepherd School of Music and the permanent James Turrell Twilight Epiphany Skyspace.