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Wexner Center Announces Artist Residency Awards for 2016-17 in Performing Arts, Film/Video
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

September 20, 2016—Columbus, OH—The Wexner Center is pleased to announce its 2016–17 Wexner Center Artist Residency Award recipients in performing arts and film/video. An essential part of the center’s role as a creative research...

Director's Dialogue on Art and Social Change: Culture, Ethics, and Controversy
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

On Monday, September 19 from 4-6 p.m. in Mershon Auditorium, the Wexner Center for the Arts will host a Director’s Dialogue on Art and Social Change: Culture, Ethics and Controversy. The latest in a series of events advancing the role of the arts in sparking...

Wexner Center names
new marketing & communications talent
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

The Wexner Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the appointments of Densil R.R. Porteous II as Director of Marketing and Communications and Melissa Starker as Creative Content and PR Manager. 

Porteous, who begins at the center in September, has over 13 years' experience...

New trustees appointed to Wexner Center Foundation Board
Thu, June 16, 2016
At its meeting on June 15, 2016, the Wexner Center Foundation board appointed three new trustees: David J. Campisi, chief executive officer and president of Big Lots, Inc.; Brenda J. Drake, attorney and university ambassador at The Ohio State University; and Brett Kaufman, chief executive officer...
Michael Goodson named senior curator of exhibitions
Wed, June 1, 2016

Michael Goodson will be the senior curator of exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts effective July 1, 2016. Goodson is currently the director of exhibitions at the Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).

As Director of Exhibitions at CCAD’s Beeler Gallery, Goodson...

Don't Call Me Honey: Fierce Women of Film coming in July

Mon, May 23, 2016

Some of the baddest, fiercest women ever seen on screen are the focus of Don’t Call Me Honey: Fierce Women of Film, the Wexner Center’s summer film series. The 17-film series considers “...

Martin Wong: Human Instamatic opens May 14

Wed, May 11, 2016

May 14–August 7, the Wexner Center for the Arts will present Martin Wong: Human Instamatic, a comprehensive survey collecting more than 80 paintings from every stage of his career—formally inventive canvases...

 Martin Wong, Tell My Troubles to the Eight Ball (Eureka), 1978–81

Restored Daughters of the Dust makes world premiere at Wexner Center in May

Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Daughters conceives of new symbols for black American struggle and resilience.”—Film Comment

The Wexner Center for the Arts is honored to host Julie Dash and the world premiere of the new restoration of her groundbreaking...

Daughters of the Dust

Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957 opens September 17

Mon, Feb 29, 2016

“Genius abounds in landmark exhibit.”—Boston Globe

September 17–January 1, 2017, the Wexner Center for the Arts will present Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957, the first major US museum exhibition on Black Mountain College (BMC...

Wexner Center receives major grant from Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Fri, Jan 15, 2016

The Wexner Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that its innovative Film/Video Studio Program is the recipient of a two-year, $100,000 grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The grant will be used to support the program’s ongoing production work as...

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Josef Albers, Leaf Study IX, c. 1940Leaves on paper28 x 24 ¾ inches© The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/ Artists Rights Society New YorkPhoto: Tim Nighswander/Imaging 4 Art

Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957
opens September 17, 2016.

Join us for the Fall Exhibition Preview on September 16.