Moody Center for the Arts

Creativity Up Close Lecture Series

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 – Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2019

07:00 PM


James Kaufman
Professor of Educational Psychology,
University of Connecticut

“Why Creativity?  Toward better and newer positive outcomes”

Tuesday, February 5, 7 p.m.
Lois Chiles Studio Theater
The Moody Center for the Arts,
Rice University

Book signing to follow
Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creativity-up-close-james-kaufman-tickets-52992652450


Teresa Amabile
Baker Foundation Professor, Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration, Emerita,
Harvard University

“A Labor of Love: Lessons from a Creativity Research Program”

Tuesday, February 26, 7 p.m.
Lois Chiles Studio Theater,
The Moody Center for the Arts,
Rice University

Book signing to follow
Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creativity-up-close-teresa-amabile-tickets-52992695579


Dean Keith Simonton
University of California-Davis
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis

“Creativity in the arts and sciences: Contrasts in disposition, development, and achievement”

Tuesday, April 16, 7 p.m.
Lois Chiles Studio Theater,
The Moody Center for the Arts,
Rice University

Book signing to follow
Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creativity-up-close-dean-keith-simonton-tickets-52992715639

All lectures are free and open to the public but seating is limited.  Registration is strongly encouraged.  For more information, please email [email protected]


Learn more about creativity by participating in a public course taught by Rice Professor Anthony Brandt at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.  Creativity Up Close: Creative Process and Practice begins on Feb. 19. Register here: bit.ly/2FCoPOU

Co-sponsored by Rice University’s Moody Center for the Arts, Humanities Research Center, Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, and Arts Initiative Fund


  • 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 Lemond Kitchen. The Cafe is open Tuesday-Saturday (check website for seasonal hours). Visitors are also invited to use the laptop bar overlooking the Central Gallery (with free wi-fi).


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