Picasso Women exhibit, 1974
This weekend marks the premiere of Yusuke Asai’s new installation entitled “yamatane” at the Rice University Art Gallery. He created the installation in conjunction with the Menil Collection’s exhibit “Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence.”
The connection between the Menil Collection and its founder Dominique de Menil with Rice University is quite long. John and Dominique de Menil came to the university in 1969 and founded the Institute for the Arts. Ms. de Menil’s connection with the university extended into the early 1980s. Here are some images that document that time.
Dominique de Menil with student, 1972
Dominique de Menil preparing for the Max Ernst exhibit, 1972
Juliette Huxley in barrel, Gonzalez Byass bodega, Spain, May 1957
The Woodson Research Center has two large collections of Julian Huxley materials, including his personal library. Not only was he a well-known evolutionary biologist, but he also started the Biology Department at Rice University. In conjunction with an exhibit on the 3rd floor, we have digitized a small selection of Julian and Juliette Huxley’s travel photographs.
Abyssinian Girl, Ethiopia, 1961
Koranic school, Lahore, Pakistan, ca. 1950
If you’d like to see more, please see the Julian and Juliette Huxley collection online or come in to see the full collection.
Southwest Conference championship game, 1994
A couple of weeks ago cheerleaders old and new came together to celebrate a new endowment for cheer sponsored by the R Association. In conjunction with this event, there is an exhibit on the 1st floor of Fondren that includes old uniforms, scrapbooks, and other memorabilia.
We also have a large amount of cheerleading images online. Here is a sampling.
Alpha Morgan, cheerleader, 1972
Cheerleaders at Homecoming Bonfire, 1953
Published September 25, 2014
Tags: Houston, rare books
Houston Illustrated: A Few Facts about the South’s Most Prosperous City, 1893
In addition to Rice history, we also digitize rare books. We’ve recently uploaded a variety of books and booklets about Houston from 1893-1931. If you’d like to look at these further, click on the image. Then, you can download the pdf version of the item.
Houston as the Setting of the Jewel, The Rice Institute, 1913
Notable Houstonians of Today, 1931
Houston Tentative Plans for its Development: Report to the Houston Park Commission, 1913
Published September 18, 2014
Tags: Will Rice College
It could always be worse.
This is an image of the quad taken from room 302 in South Hall aka Will Rice College. While the back of the photograph claims that it was taken during a hurricane, there is not one on record for the years 1938-1942 when alumnus James Casten took it. Perhaps, it seemed like one.
“Bloody Battle Today,” Thresher article, October 30, 1959
Last weekend Powderpuff officially began. This fall college sport started in 1959 when Jones College’s upper class Powders played the freshmen Puffs. The game was a yearly event, until Brown College opened. Then, Brown vs. Jones became the game of the year. As the colleges went co-ed, one game turned into many.
Baker College Vs. Jones College, 1980s
If you are on campus and would like to see more Powderpuff memorabilia, you can stop by the Rice Memorial Center (RMC). There is a display case devoted to this exciting college sport.
Sid Richardson College, 2001
Mikhail Gorbachev and Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian, 1997
Over the years, the Baker Institute for Public Policy has had an interesting list of speakers, both respected and infamous. The following images just scratch the surface.
James A. Baker, III introducing Madeleine Albright to Mrs. Lee H. Jamail, 1997
Yasser Arafat, 1997
Vladimir Putin, 2001