Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, Texas
photo: Nash Baker © nashbaker.com

Mission

Rice University Art Gallery is one-of-a-kind.

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.

Rice Gallery engages the community.

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.

Rice Gallery adds vibrancy to a Rice education.

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.