Following a final screening of "Last Night at the Alamo" in the Rice Cinema June 4, the Rice Media Center hosted an open house June 5 for friends of the 51-year-old building to say farewell before its scheduled demolition this summer. Its sister structure, the “Art Barn,” was razed in 2014.
Architectural renderings of the new Visual and Dramatic Arts (VADA) building slated to replace it were on display, while VADA faculty and staff mingled with alumni and shared memories. There were even souvenirs: VADA events and programs coordinator Maria Martinez and VADA administrator Rachel Boyle screen-printed tote bags throughout the afternoon. (Photos by Katharine Shilcutt)