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Rice University Art Gallery
Rice Gallery is the only university museum in the United States devoted to site-specific installation art. Five times a year, Rice Gallery invites contemporary artists to create new installations on-site.
Rice Gallery funds the artistâ€™s creative process from start to finish, and installations here can become a turning point in an artistâ€™s career. Young artists have the opportunity to expand their processes into well-developed, large-scale works, while mid-career and established artists can â€śfine-tune" their ideas and methods, or try something new.
Since 1995, Rice Gallery has commissioned more than forty installations. It is a nationally recognized contemporary art space enjoyed by almost 40,000 visitors annually, and it is celebrated among artists as "a great place to show."
El Anatsui, Shigeru Ban, Ball-Nogues, Sol LeWitt, Barry McGee, Judy Pfaff, Karim Rashid, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Jessica Stockholder are among the artists who have created site-specific work for Rice Gallery.
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Dinh Q. LĂŞ
"Crossing the Farther Shore"
10 April - 28 August 2014
HOUSTON, Texas, (April 2, 2013) â€” Dinh Q. LĂŞ is planning an ambitious, architectural installation of black and white photographic ephemera taken from the Vietnam War era, pre-1975. He has collected these photographs over the years that are often similar to the images that might fill a familyâ€™s photo album: portraits, scenic vistas, snapshots from events, etc. They are stitched together in monumental grids and paired with text handwritten on the back of the photographs. Specific recollections of the Vietnam War era have been chosen by Dinh Q. LĂŞ from oral history interviews, including those conducted by Rice Universityâ€™s Chao Center for Asian Studies with Houstonâ€™s Vietnamese community, the second largest outside of California. The large photo assemblages will be hung from the ceiling to create ethereal, cube-like structures inspired by the rectangular mosquito nets used in Vietnam. Dinh Q. LĂŞ characterizes the gesture as a â€śsleeping, dreaming memory of Vietnam." The opening celebration on April 10 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and featuring remarks by Dinh Q. LĂŞ at 6:00 pm is free and open to all. Complimentary beverages, including ale from Saint Arnold Brewery, will be served. Paid parking (credit card only) is available directly in front of the gallery on the Fondren Visitorsâ€™ Lot and there is plenty of free parking near the Rice Stadium. For more information see the VISIT page at ricegallery.org or call 713.348.6069.
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Admission is free and exhibitions are suitable for all ages.
During the academic year, Rice Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 to 5:00, Thursday until 7:00, and Sunday, noon to 5:00, and is closed Mondays and university holidays.
While the gallery is normally closed during the summer months, a Summer Window installation can be viewed through the front window.
Rice Gallery is on the ground floor of Sewall Hall, and is best reached by using Campus Entrance 1 at the intersection of Main Street and Sunset Boulevard. When the entrance road dead-ends, a left turn will take the visitor directly into paid visitor parking in the Founderâ€™s Court Lot.
Payment is by credit card only; $1.00 per 15 minutes with an $11.00 daily maximum.
Greenbriar Lot, an economical alternative for Rice parking, is west of the football stadium. Enter the lot from Greenbriar Boulevard at campus entrance 13A or 13B. Take the Greenbriar shuttle to Bus Stop A. Then take the Inner Loop shuttle to Allen Center. Sewall Hall is across the street from Allen Center.
Payment for Greenbriar Lot is by credit card only; $1.00 per day.
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Maps are available at: rice.edu/maps.
Wheelchair access is on the south side of Sewall Hall, the left side of the building.
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Guided tours are available to groups of ten or more. Reservations must be made at least one week in advance.
For further information, please call 713.348.5770, fax 713.348.5980, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members provide direct support for Rice Galleryâ€™s outstanding exhibition and educational programs. Members receive invitations to openings and special events, recognition on Rice Galleryâ€™s web site and printed materials, and an exhibition catalogue.
Rice Gallery Patrons are a special group of donors who provide the primary support for exhibitions. Patronsâ€™ commitment allows the gallery to bring to Houston some of todayâ€™s most dynamic artists. Patrons receive all exhibition catalogues published by the gallery. Patronsâ€™ support is recognized on Rice Galleryâ€™s web site and all printed materials, and each year they are welcomed at a special dinner in their honor.
Rice Gallery exhibitions and programs receive major support from Rice Gallery Patrons and Members, The Brown Foundation, Inc., and the Kilgore Endowment. Exhibition catalogues are funded in part by the Robert J. Card, M.D. and Karol Kreymer Catalogue Endowment. The gallery receives partial operating support from the City of Houston. KUHF-FM and Saint Arnold Brewing Company provide in-kind support.