Moody Center for the Arts

Cornelia Parker: Leslie and Brad Bucher Artist-in-Residence Program

Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 – Monday, Apr. 30, 2018


The Moody’s spring 2018 artist-in-residence will be the acclaimed British artist Cornelia Parker. Best known for her innovative installation and sculptural work, Parker often collaborates across disciplines and explores topics ranging from psychoanalysis to scientific theory and gun violence.

In 2016-17 Parker was the first female artist commissioned to create a new work on the roof garden at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was named Apollo magazine’s artist of the year, and served as the U.K.’s official election artist. Her work can be found in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Tate Gallery (London) and the De Young Museum (San Francisco).

While in residence, Parker will engage with both Rice students and the Houston community while making new work in the Moody’s Pitman Studio for artists.


  • Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Hours change based on exhibition.
  • Free Hours: Always free and open to the public. Closed Sundays, Mondays, University Holidays, and during installation periods. Please check our website to confirm an exhibition is on view before planning your visit.

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • The Moody Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Rice University, and is best reached by using Campus Entrance 8 at the intersection of University Boulevard and Stockton Street. As you enter campus, the building is on the right, just past the Media Center. There is a dedicated parking lot adjacent to the building. Payment for the Moody Lot is by credit card only. Maps are available at rice.edu/maps

Special Offers / Dining

Moody Cafe
Enjoy a coffee, beverage, or light bite to eat at the Moody Cafe, operated by Salento. The Cafe is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-2pm; visitors are also invited to use the laptop bar overlooking the Central Gallery (with free wi-fi) during open hours.

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