Recent Press Releases

(Archive - Press Releases prior to January 2013)

Robots and Androids from Japan Take the Stage at Wex

Fri, Jan 18, 2013

Japan’s long-held fascination with robots, androids, and artificial intelligence bears fruit in two one-act plays from the Seinendan Theater Company + Osaka University Robot Theater Project, which will stage Sayonara and I, Worker, a pair of plays featuring interactions with domestic robots and a lifelike android, with both shows revealing the empathetic and emotional dimensions of these mechanized characters, at the Wexner Center January 31–February 2, 2013.

Statewide Call for Entries
Wex Accepting Submissions for Ohio Shorts 2013

Fri, Jan 18, 2013

Calling all film and video makers! The Wexner Center is now accepting submissions for the Ohio Shorts 2013 juried short-film and video showcase, for both the adult and youth divisions.

Josiah McElheny: Towards a Light Club

Wed, Dec 12, 2012

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 McElheny: Towards a Light Club will be on view January 27–April 7, 2013.

The Great Depression meets the Great Recession in More American Photographs

Wed, Dec 12, 2012

The Wexner Center presents Depression-era photographs juxtaposed with recent photographs from the Great Recession in More American Photographs, on view January 27–April 7, 2013.

Christian Marclay's The Clock makes Midwest Debut

Sun, Dec 9, 2012

The Wexner Center for the Arts announced today that it will exhibit The Clock, an internationally acclaimed tour de force by artist Christian Marclay, on view January 27–April 7, 2013. This marks the first Midwest presentation of The Clocksince its London debut in 2010.

Field & Screen Returns by Popular Demand

Mon, Dec 3, 2012

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 had from both. This year, the monthlong series in February features a history of the environmental movement, a look at the radioactive aftermath following the 2011 tsunami in Japan, the story of two foragers, a panel discussion about our relationship to the animal world, and much more. 

Mellon Foundation Grant awarded to Wexner Center to support art and artists of Brazil

Mon, Feb 7, 2011

Columbus, OH— February 7, 2011—The Wexner Center for the Arts and The Ohio State University have been awarded a $782,300 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a multidisciplinary, four-year initiative focusing on the vibrant visual and media arts culture in Brazil. The grant will support trans-institutional curatorial research and programming across exhibitions, film/video, and arts education—all in the spirit of developing in-depth and sustained creative and intellectual exchange. Over time, the center’s engagement with Brazil will include artist residencies and commissions, a film project and series, a significant exhibition and catalogue, lectures, scholarly symposia, and a postdoctoral fellowship to be shared with OSU.

Zoom: Family Film Festival Returns

Wed, Nov 17, 2010

7th Annual Festival Includes Sesame Street, Charlie Chaplin, Animation Galore,

Saintseneca

Columbus-based indie-folk band Saintseneca celebrates their Dark Arc album release Apr 19. Tickets moving fast.

Hateship Loveship

Join us on May 2 as director Liza Johnson introduces a special advance screening of her new film Hateship Loveship (starring Kristen Wiig).