Public Program

Outdoor Screening: BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer)

Since 2013, the Menil Collection and Aurora Picture Show have co-presented this lively, annual evening of community-sourced projections covering the museum’s façade. Originally inspired by artist Rafaël Rozendaal’s Berlin events and the spread of global projection gatherings, this free-admission BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer) held on the museum’s sprawling front lawn each spring has become a Houston tradition for participants and picnicking audiences alike.

All are invited to contribute their own video, film, overhead projector, or slide imagery to the experience, though we ask that you register for a space and time slot in advance via the sign-up form: https://forms.gle/fFDanVxUPsoTPkwJ7.

Attending the program:

The screening will take place on the front lawn of the main building at 1533 Sul Ross Street, between Mandell and Mulberry Streets. Please bring your own picnic blankets or lawn chairs; seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are required to abide by the Menil Collection’s COVID-19 safety protocols by maintaining social distance (at least 6 feet between each household) and wearing a face mask that covers your nose and mouth unless eating or drinking. Additional Menil green space policies apply. Further information regarding accessibility and parking can be found here. Plan ahead and visit the Menil Collection before the screening by reserving your free timed entry.