Moody Center for the Arts

Music and Conversation: Arts and Leadership

Monday, Sep. 24, 2018 – Monday, Sep. 24, 2018

06:30 PM

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Silkroad Ensemble starts the evening with a performance, followed by a panel discussion exploring the role that the arts play in leadership. Panelists include Michael O'Malley, author of Every Leader is an Artist; Perryn Leach, Managing Director of Houston Grand Opera; and Silkroad musicians; the discussion will be moderated by Tom Kolditz, Director of Rice's Doerr Institute for New Leaders.

Silkroad Ensemble was conceived in 1998 by Yo-Yo Ma to bring together musicians from the lands of the Silk Road to co-create a new artistic idiom, a musical language founded in difference, a metaphor for the benefits of a more connected world.

The inaugural year of the Silkroad-Rice collaboration is made possible by the Boniuk Institute’s Arts of Tolerance program, June B. and Bryan J. Zwan Visiting Distinguished Scholar Endowment, the Moody Center for the Arts, and Rice University’s 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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