Recent Press Releases

20th annual Ohio Shorts selections announced
Tue, Apr 21, 2015

Columbus, OH—The Wexner Center is pleased to announce the Ohio filmmakers whose films and videos will be screened at the Ohio Shorts adult and youth division showcase this Saturday, April 25, at 7 pm. The 20 works selected for this year’s showcase include a wide range...

World premiere from Ann Hamilton and SITI Company
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Columbus, OH—Next month, the Wexner Center for the Arts will present the world premiere of the theater is a blank page, an immersive performance created by renowned visual artist Ann Hamilton and theater innovators SITI Company. The production, the first full...

Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration begins February 25
Fri, Jan 30, 2015

The Wexner Center for the Arts is thrilled to introduce Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration, a new series celebrating recently revitalized and restored classic, experimental, animated, and...

Statewide call for entries to Ohio Shorts 2015
Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Calling all Ohio film- and video-makers! The Wexner Center is now accepting submissions for the Ohio Shorts 2015 juried short film and video festival, for both the Adult and Youth divisions. Entries for this event will be accepted through Monday, March 30 at 5 pm. New to Ohio Shorts this year...

Vibrant, groundbreaking Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present opens in February
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

“Splendid, viscerally engaging…
[a] groundbreaking exhibition.”—Boston Globe

Columbus, OH—This winter, the Wexner Center presents Fiber: Sculpture 1960­–present, the first exhibition...

New video installation by Hassan Hajjaj makes Midwest debut in February
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

“Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj fuses a fascinating mix of fashion, art, and pop culture in his striking work.”—Harper’s Bazaar

Columbus, OH—January 22, 2015—...

Catherine Opie: Portraits and Landscapes opens May 16
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Columbus, OH—January 22, 2015—Opening in May, the Wexner Center for the Arts will present Catherine Opie: Portraits and Landscapes, an exhibition...

First retrospective of boundary-pushing artist Jack Whitten opens in May
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

“Celebrates...a career dedicated to infusing abstraction with political and social content.”ARTNews

Columbus, OH—January 22, 2015—Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting...

Belle and Sebastian Headline 2015 Next@Wex Fest
Tue, Jan 13, 2015

Columbus, OH—Just announced: indie rock icons Belle and Sebastian will headline this year’s Next@Wex Fest, presented by PromoWest Productions in association with Wexner Center for the Arts and CD102.5 FM at the LC Outdoor Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave. in the Arena...

Wexner Center receives NEA Art Works Grant
Mon, Jan 12, 2015

Columbus, OH—National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu has announced that the Wexner Center for the Arts is one of 919 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The Center is recommended for a $25,000 grant to support a series of residencies...

Picture Lock: 25 Years of Film/Video Residencies at the Wex

Learn more about our four-day celebration of the Film/Video Studio here (then grab a Festival Pass for admission to all screenings and conversations here). 

The Decline of Western Civilization

Don't miss your chance to see filmmaker Penelope Spheeris introduce her iconic The Decline of Western Civilization on Friday, October 23—get your tickets now.