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Spring 2019

Plié and Lead
1 year ago

Plié and Lead

Photo: 123rf

In the downtown studios of the Houston Ballet, young dancers spend their days leaping and stretching, bending and spinning. In the ballet’s professional training program, they learn to …
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A Family Story
1 year ago

A Family Story

Photo by Jeff Fitlow

How do you distill and communicate the essence of a person? As a guest lecturer in Anthony Brandt’s Creativity Up Close class, Anne Chao ’05 challenges …
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Mixing It Up
1 year ago

Mixing It Up

Alison Weaver, photo by Tommy LaVergne

What makes a painting by 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer distinctly recognizable? The intimate settings? The natural light and shadows? The exquisite details?


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Border Lines
1 year ago

Border Lines

Graph (detail) by Veronica Gomez

“My creative process always starts with research,” said Veronica Gomez ’19, a recent Rice architecture graduate. While designing her master’s thesis, she studied the history, …
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That’s Genius!
1 year ago

That’s Genius!

Brain illustration: Getty Images

What do geniuses have in common? Is the mind of an artistic genius the same as a scientific genius? Can you (or I) learn to be …
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Nature’s Language
1 year ago

Nature’s Language

Sideways to the Sun (2019) | Through May 18, 2019 | Commissioned by the Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University | Photo by Nash Baker

In the massive …
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