Moody Center for the Arts: Everything You Need to Know

The Moody Center for the Arts is a place filled with creativity and cultural innovation for the public to enjoy. It’s always free and open to the people. 

Read on to learn more about this amazing museum!

 

WHAT IS MOODY CENTER FOR THE ARTS?

The Moody Center for the Arts in Rice University is something to marvel at. The building was designed by famous architect Michael Maltzan. 

It’s a $30 million, 50,000 square foot building filled with contemporary design in mind.

When you visit the museum for the first time, you’ll notice that the architecture is wonderfully crafted geometric shapes and transparency. The building is a work of art in itself! 

Because of this, the Moody was awarded the 2017 Design Honor Award from the AIA California Council.

WHAT TO DO THERE

Aside from the stunning architecture, the Moody Center for the Arts is, of course, known for its displays of modern art. Established in 2008, the Rice Public Art showcases exhibitions and programs for the public. 

However permanent artwork is scattered throughout the university landscape. Go exploring! You will find them everywhere, including the stairwells, offices, and libraries.

Aside from that, the museum also hosts several exhibitions and courses throughout the year. Examples include:

  • “Off the Wall: Harold Mendez”
  • Global Systems class
  • Modern Philosophy class 
  • Water and Cities, and more!

 

MOODY CENTER HOURS & LOCATION

The Moody Center for the Arts was closed for renovations, but it will be opening again this month! Visiting the center is always free and open to the public. 

Here’s when you can expect to get in:

Tues – Sat: 10:00am–5:00pm

Closed Sun, Mon, and holidays

The Moody Center for the Arts is located at Rice University 6100 Main Street, MS-480 Houston, TX 77005-1827.

 

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO IN HOUSTON?

Because it’s such a great town, there are tons of things to do in the Houston area. If you’re done at the Moody, or decide it isn’t for you, you can find even more options here. We update our page each week with deals.