Recent Press Releases

Wexner Center hosts exclusive Midwest screening of Lee Daniels' The Butler August 14
Fri, July 26, 2013

The Wexner Center for the Arts will host the Columbus premiere of Lee Daniels’ The Butler, the latest film from Academy Award-nominated director Lee Daniels (Precious), on Wednesday, August 14 at 6:...

A Wexner Center World Tour: A Summer Abroad '13
Tue, June 25, 2013

Movies from around the globe—and visit from a pair of world-renowned cinema collaborators—are a part of A Summer Abroad ’13, the Wexner Center’s two-month international film series, which begins July 5. The 21-...

Fall 2013 Season Announced
Mon, June 24, 2013

Coming this fall to the Wexner Center for the Arts: Blues for Smoke, an exhibition that will fill the center’s galleries; a performance of WE'RE GONNA DIE by Young Jean Lee, whose theater company is the recipient of a Wexner Center Artist Residency Award; and the world...

Acclaimed War on Terror Documentary Dirty Wars Makes Columbus Debut July 10
Wed, June 5, 2013

The gripping new documentary Dirty Wars, which follows investigative journalist and best-selling author Jeremy Scahill as he travels through Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia to examine the underreported impact of the US military’s covert war on...

Free Wex Drive-In outdoor films begin June 20
Thu, May 16, 2013

Enjoy big-screen works in the great outdoors this summer with the eighth annual Wex Drive-In series, which kicks off Thursday, June 20 on the Wexner Center Plaza with James Whale’s Bride of Frankenstein (1935). Picking up where its genre-defining...

Wex Receives NEA Grant to Support Creative Residencies and Related Engagement Activities
Wed, May 8, 2013

Columbus, OH—National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa has announced that the Wexner Center for the Arts is one of 817 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The Wexner Center is recommended for a $60,000 grant to support...

Comprehensive Paul Sietsema survey and immersive Shimon Attie video work on view this summer
Tue, Apr 16, 2013

The spring/summer exhibitions at the Wex will feature a pair of solo shows: Paul Sietsema, the most comprehensive account of the artist’s body of work to date in an exhibition organized by the Wexner Center, with a new work as its centerpiece; and Shimon...

Robots and Androids from Japan Take the Stage at Wex
Fri, Jan 18, 2013

“Enthralling…not only with the state-of-the-art technology but also with its compelling humanist message.” —The Nation [Thailand] 

January 18, 2013—Columbus, OH—Japan’s long-held fascination with robots, androids, and artificial intelligence bears fruit in...

Statewide Call for Entries
Wex Accepting Submissions for Ohio Shorts 2013
Fri, Jan 18, 2013

Columbus, OHJanuary 18, 2013Calling all film and video makers! The Wexner Center is now accepting...

Josiah McElheny: Towards a Light Club
Wed, Dec 12, 2012

Josiah McElheny explores modernist ideas of utopia in kaleidoscopic film and luminous sculpture

The Wexner Center brings back internationally known artist Josiah McElheny for an exhibition of his new and recent work exploring modernist ideas of utopia. Josiah...