Recent Press Releases

Playwright and director Young Jean Lee returns to Wex for residency and world premiere of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
Tue, Mar 11, 2014

“Young Jean Lee is, hands down, the most adventurous downtown playwright of her generation.”—New York Times

Columbus, OH—Acclaimed playwright/director Young Jean Lee returns to the Wexner Center for the Arts April 10–...

Wexner Center announces Sherri Geldin Innovation Fund
Mon, Feb 17, 2014

Columbus, OH—In honor of Sherri Geldin’s 20th anniversary as director of the Wexner Center for the Arts, Wexner Center Foundation Chair Leslie H. Wexner and Ohio State Interim President and Vice-Chair of the Wexner Center Foundation Joseph A. Alutto have announced the...

Neutral Milk Hotel Headline 2014 Next @ Wex fest Circulatory System and Connections join for July 20 show benefitting Wex and CD102.5 for the Kids
Tue, Feb 4, 2014

"Through it all, Mr. Mangum sang his enigmas with clarity and conviction, and the band took nothing for granted, for a show where foot-stomping and pondering were fully compatible."—New York Times on Neutral Milk Hotel live

Just announced: Neutral Milk Hotel ...

Statewide Call for Entries to Ohio Shorts 2014
Mon, Jan 27, 2014

Columbus, OHFilm- and video-makers: we want you! The Wexner Center is now accepting submissions for the Ohio Shorts 2014 juried short film and video showcase, for both the Adult and Youth divisions. Entries for this event will be accepted through ...

Via Brasil Brings Focus On Brazilian Art & Culture Multidisciplinary, Multiyear Initiative Features Major Exhibition & Film Series
Fri, Jan 3, 2014

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Via Brasil is the Wexner Center's interdisciplinary, multiyear initiative focusing on the vibrant culture of Brazil, made possible by a $782,000 grant awarded...

North America’s Largest Survey Of Brazilian Documentaries Begins at the Wex Next Month
Fri, Jan 3, 2014

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Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary, a presentation of more than 30 contemporary documentaries rarely screened outside of Brazil, will screen...

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil Opens February 1
Fri, Jan 3, 2014

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February 1–April 20, 2014, the Wexner Center for the Arts will present the major exhibition Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil,...

Via Brasil Goes Online with New Website
Fri, Jan 3, 2014

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Columbus, OH—January 3, 2014—As it readies for the culmination of Via Brasil, a multiyear initiative exploring the art and culture of Brazil, the Wexner Center has...

Retrospective: Pier Paolo PasoliniItalian director’s singular filmography will screen in January and February
Thu, Dec 19, 2013

“It is no exaggeration to suggest that (Pasolini) is the most influential cultural figure in Italy since the Second World War, and his influence remains largely undiminished since his assassination in 1975….”—Artforum

Columbus, OH—The next two months will see the...

Winter/Spring 2014 Season Announced
Mon, Dec 2, 2013

Columbus, OH—The upcoming season at the Wex will see the culmination of Via Brasil—the four-year initiative focusing on the vibrant culture of Brazil—in a major exhibition, Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil; an expansive film series, ...