Recent Press Releases

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...

The Great Depression meets the Great Recession in More American Photographs
Wed, Dec 12, 2012

“Relevant and timely.”—Artillery Magazine (Los Angeles), on More American Photographs

The Wexner Center presents Depression-era photographs juxtaposed with recent photographs from the Great Recession in ...

Christian Marclay's The Clock makes Midwest Debut
Sun, Dec 9, 2012

“A true masterpiece.”—Blake Gopnik, The Daily Beast

“Thrilling.”—Geoff Dyer, Time

“Magnificent.”—Jackie Wullschlager, Financial Times

Field & Screen Returns by Popular Demand
Mon, Dec 3, 2012

December 3, 2012—Columbus, OH—Field & Screen, a film series now in its fourth year at the Wexner Center, returns with a full slate of films and other events to shed light on issues surrounding food and the environment, as well as the pleasures that can be...

2012–’13 Wexner Center Artist Residency Award Recipients Announced in All Programming Areas
Thu, May 24, 2012

Columbus, OH— The Wexner Center is pleased to announce the 2012–13 Artist Residency Awards recipients: in visual arts, painter Charline von Heyl; in film, Matt Porterfield; and in performing arts, two ensemble groups—Bebe Miller Company and Palissimo, both...