WILLIAMS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF HOUSTON
invites Williams alumni, parents, and friends to attend a reception and tour of
Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University
Alison Weaver, MA '04
Suzanne Deal Booth Executive Director
of Moody Center for the Arts
Thursday, July 13th
Moody Center for the Arts
6100 Main Street
There is no charge for this event
Complimentary light fare and beverages provided
The Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University provides an experimental platform for creating and presenting art of all disciplines, a flexible teaching space to encourage new models of learning, and a forum for creative partnerships with visiting national and international artists. The $30 million, 50,000 square-foot building was designed by renowned Los Angeles-based architect Michael Maltzan. The architect’s striking contemporary design, with its bold geometric shapes and inviting transparency, will create a beacon on Rice’s campus while affirming the Moody’s mission to foster connections across disciplines.
Alison Weaver (MA '04) is the Executive Director of the Moody Center for the Arts, a new facility on the campus of Rice University dedicated to the advancement of trans-disciplinary collaboration between arts, sciences, and humanities. Prior to arriving at Rice, Weaver served as Director of Affiliates for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York where she oversaw the museum's programs and operations in Berlin, Bilbao, Venice, and Las Vegas. At the Guggenheim, she managed the departments of Exhibition Management, Registration, Art Services and Library and Archives, and together with her curatorial colleagues, implemented a wide range of international traveling exhibitions, from historical loan shows to commissions by leading contemporary artists. Weaver graduated cum laude from Princeton University and holds advanced degrees from Williams College and the City University of New York. She also holds an MBA in non-profit management from the Yale School of Management and has experience as a consultant for McKinsey & Company. Her academic research focuses on the dialogue between artists in the United States and Europe after 1945, with a particular focus on post-war German artists. She has written on artists such as Sigmar Polke, Nam June Paik, and Joseph Beuys.
Please register by July 1st