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2017 Ludden Lecture: The Right to Reflect
Feb 28
Film/Video Theater

In times of crisis, what is the responsibility of art to be relevant—to reflect on or analyze real conditions? In this lecture Darby English (professor of art history at the University of Chicago) considers a single object: Untitled (Policeman), a 2015 portrait of a black policeman by Wexner...

Laura Larson
Hidden Mother
Mar 3
Film/Video Theater
Artist Laura Larson reads from her new book, Hidden Mother, and discusses the project’s relationship to her multimedia studio practice. The term “hidden mother” refers to the once-widespread practice of concealing a mother's body—often under ghostly fabric—as she supported her child during...
Off the Grid
Mar 4
Wexner Center for the Arts
Join the center’s young patrons group as they take over the Wex and turn up the heat for the contemporary art party of the season.
Paula Wilson
Mar 9
Film/Video Theater
Visual artist Paula Wilson discusses her multimedia practice that employs an extensive range of techniques to explore perceptions of light, form, and the body in space. Wilson’s work varies widely, encompassing sculpture, densely layered collage, painting, installation, and printmaking methods such...

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