Moody Center for the Arts

Moon Shot

Friday, Sep. 20, 2019 – Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019


In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 space flight, the Moody presents Moon Shot, an exhibition of works responding to the moon landing by a selection of innovative artists working from 1969 to the present.

Featured works include Robert Rauschenberg’s Stoned Moon series of 34 lithographs, which will be shown together as a group for the first time since their creation in 1969-1970; Andy Warhol’s Moonwalk (1987) which represents the moon landing as an iconic moment in television history; and Laurie Anderson’s virtual reality work, To the Moon (2018), co-created with Hsin-Chien Huang, which allows visitors to take their own experimental journey through space. Notable works by Siah Armajani, Matthew Day Jackson, Nancy Graves, Rachel Rose, Katy Schimert, and Michelle Stuart will also be featured.

This exhibition is made possible by the Moody Center for the Arts Founder’s Circle and the Moody Foundation. Additional support is provided by Brochsteins, Inc. and the Liu Distinguished Visitor Series at the Chao Center for Asian Studies. Special thanks to the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Joni Weyl Felsen of Gemini G.E.L., and the Nancy Graves Foundation.


  • 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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