Public Program

Film Screening: Octopus’s Garden

Drawing inspiration from artist Meret Oppenheim’s multilayered collage, Octopus’s Garden, 1971, this program features short films that utilize cut-outs, collage, layering, and stop-motion animation. Assembling unlikely elements just as Oppenheim did, these films glimpse into uncanny and surreal worlds visualized through animation.

Copresented with Aurora Picture Show, and curated by Mary Magsamen, the program includes films by Barbara Hammer, Lawrence Jordan, Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Jeremy Rourke, Corrie Parks, Carrie Hawks, and others. It is organized in conjunction with the Menil Collection’s exhibition Meret Oppenheim: My Exhibition.

Moon Rooster food truck and Friona Shaved Ice will be on-site serving tacos and snow cones available for purchase.

Attending the program:

This program takes place at the main building, located at 1533 Sul Ross Street. Please bring your own picnic blankets or lawn chairs, seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Menil green space policies apply.

In the event of inclement weather, the screening will take place inside the main building.

Registration is not required, please sign up below to receive a reminder email on the day of the program