Moody Center for the Arts

Summer Film Series

Wednesday, Jun. 17, 2020 – Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020

Sol LeWitt (1920x1080) - website

The Moody’s summer film series features virtual screenings of documentaries about three artists in Rice’s Public Art collection.

June 17, 10 a.m. (running through July 1, 2020)
View the film at mfah.org/virtualcinema
This film is presented in partnership will the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Created by filmmaker Daniel Traub, the film illuminates von Rydingsvard’s personal journey, immigrating to the U.S. after five years in post-World War II displaced persons camps, her arrival in 1970s New York to become an artist, and the extraordinary body of work she has produced over a fifty-year career.

June 22, 2 p.m.
Ursula Von Rydingsvard: A Discussion
View the discussion on the Moody’s YouTube channel
Join Alison Weaver, Moody Center for the Arts Executive Director, and Alison de Lima Greene, Isabel Brown Wilson Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, for a virtual discussion moderated by Marian Luntz, Curator of Film & Video at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, about Ursula Von Rydingsvard, the film and her work.

July 22, 2 p.m. (running through July 29)
Sol LeWitt: Four Decades (2001)
View the film on the Moody’s YouTube channel
This film by Michael Blackwood was created on the occasion of Sol LeWitt’s last major retrospective, at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in 2000, offering a rare opportunity to hear directly from this seminal conceptual artist, who famously resisted being filmed and photographed, about his life and work.

August 19, 2 p.m. (running through August 26)
Impossible Light (2014)
View the film on the Moody’s YouTube channel
This film, directed by Jeremy Ambers, follows the creation of Leo Villareal’s critically acclaimed public art installation The Bay Lights, the ambitious project requiring the installation of 25,000 LED lights on the Bay Bridge in San Francisco.

August 20, 2 p.m.
Impossible Light: Instagram Live Q&A
View the discussion on the Moody’s Instagram Page
Join Jeremy Ambers, Impossible Light Director, and Ylinka Barotto, Moody Center for the Arts Associate Curator, for a conversation about the film and artist Leo Villareal.


  • 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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