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360 DEGREES VANISHING, a temporary art installation at Art League Houston by Houston-based artist Selven O'Keef Jarmon. The project features four-large scale beaded tapestries (350,000 beads), made by South African artisans mounted on the exterior walls of Art League's building on Montrose Boulevard.  
UPDATE: Rice Public Art is thrilled to announce that between July 21 - August 29, four highly-skilled South African beaders, volunteers, and Art League staff will use BioScience Research Collaborative 202 as their studio! 
Demonstrations and workshops, open to Rice University students, faculty and staff, will be held to illustrate the historical and contemporary relevance of beadwork in Southern Africa. Come visit and watch the progress of this amazing cross-cultural endeavor! For more on the 360 Degrees Vanishing project, follow Selven O'Keef Jarmon's online journal. 

Welcome to Rice Public Art

Art expands our capacity to perceive, understand and represent the world. Rice Public Art seeks to generate encounters with art that advance the culture of inquiry that characterizes our university. By incorporating site specific works into the campus landscape and interior spaces, the program aims to challenge and inspire the community to imagine its work and lives from unconventional and potentially transformative perspectives. Rice Public Art works in collaboration with The Shepherd School of Music, the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts (VADA), the Center for Critical and Cultural Theory (3CT), the BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) and the student organization Art Lab, among others, in an effort to broadly integrate our programming into the academic life at Rice University. 

News and Updates

  • Inaugural Sandra and Jim Robbins Lecture Series to Kick Off w/ Artist Daniel AnguiluHOUSTON - (Jul. 30, 2014) Rice Public Art is pleased to announce the inauguration of an annual lecture series supported by a generous gift from Sandra Robbins ('59) and her husband Jim Robbins. The series will, each year, illuminate a specific topic within the arts, driven primarily by student interest. The inaugural lecture, Robbins Vol 1: Graffiti, will feature a conversation with Houston artist Daniel Anguilu, Detroit-based writer Nichole Christian, and Houston-based art historian Laura Wellen, on September 17, 2014, 7 pm, Herring Hall 100. The program is free and open to the public.