Off the Wall: Harold Mendez
Saturday, Sep. 21, 2019 – Monday, Aug. 24, 2020
Rice Public Art’s new “Off the Wall” series will commission a site-specific installation by a recent alumnus or alumna of the Core Residency Program at the Glassell School of Art. Each installation will be on view for one year on the south wall of the Raymond and Susan Brochstein Pavilion, a modern structure designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners that houses a popular campus café. A new commission will be featured each year for three years.
The inaugural artist in the series will be Harold Mendez (b. 1977). Mendez’s work often integrates photography and sculpture to explore notions of identity and place. A first-generation American born in Chicago to Colombian and Mexican parents, Mendez addresses history and meaning in the context of geography and cross-cultural discourse.
This program is made possible by Raymond and Susan Brochstein, Deborah Brochstein and Steven Hecht.
HOURS & ADMISSION
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
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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