Moody Center for the Arts

Dimensions Variable

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 – Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

12:00 PM – 05:00 PM

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Join us for a full day of programming held in conjunction with Mickalene Thomas: Waiting on a Prime-Time StarDimensions Variable brings together a wide range of arts, from music and design to fashion and performance, all in conversation with the exhibition on view.

12-1pm: Hope Stone Dance kicks off the day with the premiere of a new work, coolest news on planet earth, chapter 1 
1:30-2pm: Poetry performance by Houston Poet Laureate Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton
2-3pm: Fashion show by Onyii & Co., a contemporary women’s wear brand incorporating Africa-inspired prints designed by Nigerian native Onyii Brown
3-4pm: Music by DJ Flash Gordon Parks
4-5pm: 1000 slideshow documenting Houston's underground rap culture and panel discussion with Mike Frost, a photographer and graphic designer who has defined the image and branding of rap and hip hop albums in Texas and beyond, and guests Paul WallBrandon HolleyOrbitESGG-Dash, and Michael "5000" Watts of the SwishahouseSLFEMP is being inducted into CERCL's Hip Hop archive in the Woodson Research Center at Rice University's Fondren Library.

Mickalene Thomas: Waiting on a Prime-Time Star features paintings, photographs, collages, prints, and mixed-media works that explore the artist’s complex vision of female sexuality, identity, and power.


  • 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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