Art on Screen

Every year in the spring, Public Art hosts Art on Screen an annual series of curated films that explore concepts related to contemporary art and expand the appreciation of the artists and artworks in Public Art UHS’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. It is held at the University of Houston’s Cullen Performance Hall.

Inspired by the exploration and use of color in a variety of 20th-century art movements, Art on Screen 21 focused on movies that made significant cinematographic advancements through their use of color. The film showing included “The Wizard of Oz” (1939), “Pleasantville” (1998), the Houston premiere of “Free Color”—a documentary following artist Carlos Cruz-Diez on his quest to realize his ultimate artwork (2020, directed by Alberto Arvelo)—as well as “The Dark Side of Oz,” a film and music experience pairing “The Wizard of Oz” with Pink Floyd’s 1973 album “The Dark Side of the Moon.” Held on April 10, 2021 the all-day event also featured tours of select works in Public Art UHS’s permanent and temporary public art collections.

Stay tuned for more information on Art on Screen ’22!