Matchbox Gallery is the student-run art gallery and exhibition space at Rice University.

Current Show: “Body Doubles” by Eliza Doyle
More information about the artist can be found at




Apply to be next year’s Matchbox Gallery Director and learn more than you can imagine about running a gallery, working with diverse artists (we get applications from people from different continents even), and putting on a opening. Claire and I have learned more as directors than we have in some of our classes at Rice. It has helped us to learn about the Houston art community and how to make a compelling gallery opening.

It is such a special space in the middle of campus, partially outdoors, neighbors with Emergency Room Gallery + Rice Gallery, and part of a growing art scene at Rice. We hope you will treasure it as much as we do. 

All experience levels welcome! The application is due MIDNIGHT FRIDAY APRIL 8th and we look forward to hearing from you!


Directors George Hewitt and Claire O’Malley



We accept applications to show at the Matchbox all year round. Please submit a proposal to have your work considered.

We are open by primarily appointment, if you would like to see our show at another time please email us at

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