Creative Scholars, Engaged Artists

The Department of Art welcomes the full spectrum of Rice University students.  Scientists, architects, historians, engineers and economists, among many others, augment our core of arts majors to create a diverse, lively forum of artists and thinkers.  We believe this composite community is a vital asset to majors and non-majors alike: art thrives in contact with new and varied perspectives, and the risk-taking and critical thinking necessary to making art are crucial in many other fields.  Beyond a dynamic artistic practice, we aim to cultivate an artistic frame of mind.

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