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Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration returns February 24

Fri, Jan 8, 2016

The Wexner Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the return of Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration, its series celebrating recently restored classic films by...

Rocco and his Brothers

Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada Opens January 30

Tue, Jan 5, 2016

"It’s the perfect moment to rediscover Purifoy, an African-American artist who believed in art as a tool for social change, and whose work speaks directly to the climate of racial conflicts and unrest that’s dominated the headlines in the past year."—Vogue  

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Noah Purifoy, Black, Brown and Beige (After Duke Ellington), 1989

Wex received NEA Art Works grant for creative residencies, commission

Thu, Dec 10, 2015

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced grants to organizations across the country this week, including a $25,000 Art Works grant to the Wexner Center to support creative residencies in visual and performing arts, as well as a the commission of a new work of music:...

Wexner Center for the Arts reopening

Tue, Dec 1, 2015

After coordination with campus public safety officials, the Wexner Center for the Arts will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, December 2. Heirloom Café will open at 8 AM, the Wexner Center information desk at 9 AM, and the Wexner Center Store at 10...

Winter/Spring 2016 events announced

Tue, Nov 24, 2015

The winter/spring lineup at the Wexner Center will see an exciting and diverse range of performances, films, educational programming, a major exhibition, and more, including the continuation of our extraordinary 2015–16 jazz series and the return of Cinema Revival...

Noah Purifoy, Untitled, 1967

Zoom: Family Film Festival returns for its 12th year

Tue, Oct 27, 2015

Zoom: Family Film Festival, Columbus’s only annual celebration of family entertainment from around the world, returns for its 12th year with a fresh and engaging lineup of films at affordable prices—and free, all-ages...

Jellyfish Eyes

Diana Widmaier Picasso and Jack Cowart to deliver this year's Lambert Family Lecture

Tue, Oct 20, 2015

This year’s Lambert Family Lecture at the Wexner Center will feature a conversation between Diana Widmaier Picasso, cocurator of the major new exhibition Picasso.mania...

Diana Widmaier Picasso

Picture Lock: 25 Years of Film/Video Residencies begins October 29

Fri, Oct 9, 2015

Columbus, OH—October 9, 2015— The Wexner Center is proud to announce Picture Lock: 25 Years of Film/Video Residencies, a four-day celebration of the rich legacy of film and video created at the center through...

Guy Maddin

Film lives at the Wex with major visiting filmmaker lineup

Wed, Oct 7, 2015

Columbus, OH—October 7, 2015—With more than a dozen filmmakers visiting the Wexner Center throughout October, audiences will experience an extraordinary roster of on-the-rise film talent and established masters, all presented in an intimate setting often surrounding premieres of new...

How to Dance in Ohio

Fall means jazz at the Wex

Fri, Oct 2, 2015

Columbus, OH—The Wexner Center kicks off another season of jazz Saturday, October 3, with Linda Oh Sun Pictures, whose leader has earned praise from critics for her clean, strong rhythm and melody (New York Times) and a sound that taps “both the western...

Linda Oh