Free Color

Latin Wave

Free Color

Directed by Alberto Arvelo
(USA/France/Venezuela, 2020, Digital, in Spanish, English, and French with English subtitles)

Franco-Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez (1923–2019) is one of the 20th century’s seminal thinkers in the field of color. The insightful documentary Free Color traces his vision and artistic evolution through archival footage and interviews with the artist, family members, collaborators, and scholars, including MFAH curator Mari Carmen Ramírez. Cruz-Diez’s Chromosaturation MFAH was commissioned for the Flores Tunnel in the Kinder Building.

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Organized by the MFAH in association with the creative partner Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires.
Sponsored by Tenaris.


Programmed in collaboration with Cinema Tropical.

Free Color

Directed by Alberto Arvelo
(USA/France/Venezuela, 2020, 70 minutes)
Lynn Wyatt Theater


Nancy and Rich Kinder Building
5500 Main Street
Houston, TX 77004
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