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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Spring 2024 Visiting Artist Lecture Series

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The Spring 2024 Visiting Artist Lecture Series is presented by the Department of Art with support from the Department of Art History, Chao Center for Asian Studies, Moody Center for the Arts, and in collaboration with the Center for African and African American Studies.

Jude Chehab, January 23
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Kameelah Janan Rasheed, February 19
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Ani Liu, March 5
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Chitra Ganesh, April 2
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For more information: Spring 2024 Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Discounted parking available at Founder’s Court, for each event. $6 flat rate, credit card required.