Fondren Library

Lecture and Presentation on the Artistry of Noh Masks

Noh masks are the most iconic elements of Japan’s oldest dramatic art, continuously performed since the fourteenth century.  Hideta Kitazawa began creating noh masks in 1993 under the guidance of master artisan Michihiko Ito. His traditional and contemporary noh and kyôgen (farce) masks have been exhibited and used in performance in Japan, Singapore, China, Ireland, France, England, and the United States.

Kitazawa-san will give a lecture-demonstration on the artistry of noh masks on the occasion of his delivery of two masks produced for Rice’s Fondren Library.

Solar Eclipse at Fondren

Join Fondren Library and the Rice Program Council to view the solar eclipse!

April 8 from 12-3pm

No eclipse glasses?* No problem! Decorate your own pair and safely view the eclipse with us. We will also have a variety of other eclipse viewers on hand, resources from the Kelley Center, and other fun snacks and activities.

*First come, first serve for the eclipse safety glasses.

The eclipse will begin around 12:20PM, with 94% totality occurring at about 1:40PM and ending by 3PM.

Eid Celebration

Join fellow classmates and the Muslim Student Association to observe Eid, the festival at the end of Ramadan. There will be crafts and snacks for sundown to celebrate. 

Fondren has put together a digital collection of books from our Islamic Art and Artists collection for you to enjoy. There are also some new children's books located on the first floor.