Rice Museum and Media Center

2030 University Boulevard
  • Architect
  • Year Built
  • Building Type
  • Neighborhood
    Rice University
  • Quadrant
  • Status
    Mod No More

The Rice Museum was designed and built in a matter of months on what was then the far edge of Rice University`s campus to house the monumental Museum of Modern Art exhibition ‘The Machine`, in March 1969. Built as temporary structures intended for eventual demolition, they were used by Rice students for 40 years.

Predicting their eventual demolition, Michael Graves` Master Plan for Rice University of 2002 showed a blank space where the buildings stood.

Demolished 2014 and 2021.