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Robbins Vol 1: GraffitiSANDRA AND JIM ROBBINS LECTURE SERIES 
 
ROBBINS VOL 1: GRAFFITI is the inaugural lecture supported by a generous gift from Sandra Robbins ('59) and her husband Jim Robbins. The series will, each year, illuminate a topic in the arts, driven primarily by student interest.  
 
 
Robbins Vol 1: Graffiti 
A Conversation with Daniel Anguilu and Nichole Christian 
Moderated by Laura Wellen 
 
September 17, 2014 
7 - 8:30 PM 
Herring Hall 100 
 
The inaugural lecture will focus on the topic of graffiti art. Ideas about place-making, socioeconomics and preservation will be woven into the conversation. Houston artist Daniel Anguilu, Detroit-based writer Nichole Christian, and Houston-based art historian Laura Wellen will drawn on their experiences of Houston, Detroit, and elsewhere to drive the conversation. The lecture is free and open to the public.
 
   

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

  • 'Black Ladder' fills Glasscock School's Anderson-Clarke Center with colorful lightHOUSTON (Aug. 12, 2014) "Black Ladder," a 30 foot tall sculpture created by French American artist Stephen Dean, was installed this month in the center's main stairwell window, which is set into the building's front façade. Dean's sculpture employs varied panels of dichroic glass framed within the form of a ladder and fills the entire width and height of the window. It was made possible by a donation from Rice alumnus and former Rice administrator H. Russell Pitman '58. 
  • 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.