The only university art museum in the nation dedicated to site-specific installation art, Rice Gallery presents temporary, large-scale environments that visitors can enter and explore. Artists typically use inexpensive materials to create stunning works of art.
The gallery is a gateway to the university’s rich cultural life. Visitors can enjoy extraordinary works of art and oftentimes meet the artists. A regular stop for school groups of all ages, Rice Gallery’s public programming includes exhibition openings, lectures, films, concerts, classes, and workshops.
An integral part of campus life, Rice Gallery offers seminal art experiences for students, as well as opportunities to hear and interact directly with creative individuals from a variety of disciplines. Students may participate as interns, gallery attendants, and in academic classes.