Art history conference to explore ‘health’ at Rice Oct. 14

MEDIA ADVISORY

David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327

Jeff Falk
jfalk@rice.edu
713-348-6775

Art history conference to explore ‘health’ at Rice Oct. 14

HOUSTON – (Oct. 10, 2017) – Scholars and artists will gather at Rice University’s Moody Center for the Arts Oct. 14 to present research and art that seeks to explore the nature of “health.”

The gathering marks the Rice Department of Art History’s inaugural interdisciplinary graduate conference, “Vital Constitutions: The Appearance of ‘Health’ in History.”

The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. The conference coincides with the Moody’s “Dimensions Variable” public programming Oct. 14, held in conjunction with the exhibit “Mickalene Thomas: Waiting on a Prime-Time Star.”

Who: Leading art history scholars, artists and art history graduate students. For the complete list of speakers, presenters and topics, see www.vitalconstitutions.com/townhall and www.vitalconstitutions.com/presenters.

What: A conference titled “Vital Constitutions: The Appearance of ‘Health’ in History.”

When: Saturday, Oct. 14, 9:30 a.m-6:30 p.m.

Where: Rice University, Moody Center for the Arts, 6100 Main St.

Conceptions of health and the healthfulness of bodies, societies and environments are sprawling, according to event organizers. “Vital Constitutions” aims to facilitate an open and interdisciplinary dialogue about representations and realities of care and condemnation across time and geography as related to imaging in art, art history and visual culture as well as architecture, anthropology and beyond, organizers said.

The public must RSVP for the event at www.vitalconstitutions.com/schedule-1.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps. Media are advised to park in the Moody Lot.

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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.