Courtesy Friedrich Petzel Gallery

The figures of Philip Johnson and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe loom large over 20th-century architecture. In a sense, artist Sarah Morris has set out to flatten them. In her film, Points on a Line, which is now playing at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, Morris sets aside questions about either’s intent or influence. Instead, she examines the systemic and outside factors that influenced their designs, including the Glass House and the Farnsworth House (left)—and the structures you’ll find geographically in between them. Morris, who also produced Miami (2002) and Beijing (2008), explores the built and natural environments that lend context to these two Modernist giants. Commissioned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the film makes the case for the relevance of historic architecture in the evolution of communities. Through April 15. •