Art on Screen: Public Art UHS’s Annual Film Series
Apr 10 2021, All day
Cullen Performance Hall, University of Houston

Art on Screen, Public Art UHS’s annual film series, offers a selection of curated films that explore concepts and ideas related to contemporary art and expand our appreciation of the artists and artworks in our permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Held each spring at the University of Houston’s Cullen Performance Hall, the film series offers movie selections suitable for all ages and publics. Tours and other related programs compliment the film lineup.

Inspired by the exploration and usage of color in a variety of 20th-century art movements, Art on Screen 21 focuses on films that made significant cinematographic advancements through their use of color, beginning with the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz. This year’s lineup also includes Pleasantville (1998, directed by Gary Ross); Free Color, a documentary following Carlos Cruz-Diez on his quest to realize his ultimate artwork (2020, directed by Alberto Arvelo); and The Dark Side of Oz , a film and music experience paring The Wizard of Oz with Pink Floyd’s 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon.

Movie and Tour Times:

10:00am: Morning Art Tour

11:00am: Wizard of Oz (1939, PG, Adventure/Family/Fantasy, 1h 42min)

2:00pm: Afternoon Art Tour

3:00pm: Pleasantville (1998, PG-13, Comedy/Drama/Fantasy, 

6:00pm: Evening Art Tour

7:00pm: Free Color (2020, Documentary, 

8:30pm: Dark Side of Oz (Wizard of Oz paired with Pink Floyd’s 1973 album Dark Side of the Moon, 1h 42min)

Admission is free for current UH Students, Faculty and Staff as well as for children under the age of 12. Tickets for visitors and guests start at $5 per screening. Reservations and ticket sales will be handled through Eventbrite. Please bring proof of purchase on your mobile device. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door on a first come, first serve basis.


COVID protocols: Guests must wear masks in the facility. Social distancing will be enforced in the lobby, common spaces and theater. Hand sanitizer stations will be available upon entry. To provide a COVID safe environment, ushers will assist with seating all groups and participants.