Recent Press Releases

Documentary Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman to Visit as Part of Monthlong Retrospective
Fri, Mar 24, 2006

Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, one of world cinema’s unmatched visionaries, will visit the Wexner Center on April 1 to introduce High School, perhaps his most well- known film. The event is part of a monthlong retrospective of Wiseman’s wide-ranging work, most of which explores the...

New Exhibition Series Diptych Launched to Showcase Connections Between Two Up-and-Coming Artists
Thu, Mar 16, 2006

Jockum Nordström and Mindy Shapero Paired Up First

Diptych: Jockum Nordström and Mindy Shapero is the first in a compelling ...

Marimekko’s Vibrant Housewares and Bags Come to Wexner Center Store  
Thu, Mar 16, 2006

The high-spirited patterns and smart designs of Finnish textile and design company Marimekko have arrived at the Wexner Center Store—now the only place that carries the Marimekko line in Ohio. Founded in the 1950s, Marimekko has won fans around the world for its brightly colored fabrics, eye-...

Extreme Textiles Showcases Beauty, Strength, and Versatility of High-Tech Fabrics
Mon, Mar 13, 2006

"A thrilling show, quick to stoke imagination and amazement."—The New Yorker

This spring, the Wexner Center presents the nationally acclaimed Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance, an exhibition...

Film Works by South African Artist William Kentridge Featured in Gallery Exhibition at Wexner Center
Mon, Mar 13, 2006

“People tend never to forget where and when they first encountered the art of South African William Kentridge, such is its power.”—San Francisco Chronicle

The gallery exhibition William Kentridge: 7 Fragments for Georges Méliès, on...

Grammy Winner Dave Holland Returns to Columbus  
Fri, Mar 10, 2006

“Arguably the best bassist in jazz.”—Boston Globe

Contemporary jazz giant and recent Grammy Award-winner Dave Holland returns to Columbus with his octet on Saturday, March 25 at 8 pm in Weigel Hall (1866 College Rd.), in a show presented by the Wexner Center. The acclaimed bassist...

Reopening Show Part Object Part Sculpture Closes Sunday
Mon, Feb 20, 2006

Part Object Part Sculpture, the exhibition that inaugurated the Wexner Center’s newly renovated galleries this fall, closes at the end of the day on February 26. Described by Artforum magazine (February issue) as “a tour de force,” Part Object Part Sculpture...

Registration Begins Soon for Summer Workshops at Wex  
Mon, Feb 20, 2006

The Wexner Center for the Arts, in collaboration with The Ohio State University Department of Art, announces this year’s Summer Youth Workshops for children ages 4-13 in June and July, and teenArts fusion: summer experiments for youth 14-18 in July and August. These one- to two-week courses,...

Documentary about Female Ohio State Students in the Sciences Paired with Community Forums in Daylong Event
Tue, Feb 14, 2006

The Gender Chip Project Panel Features OSU President Karen Holbrook as Part of First Director’s Dialogue on Art and Social Change

In a day of free screenings and community forums on Wednesday, March 1, the Wexner Center launches a new forum entitled Director’s Dialogue on Art...

Japanese Dance Theater Ensemble Transports Audiences with Visual Spectacle Ship in a View
Wed, Feb 8, 2006

“...devastatingly beautiful....”—The Japan Times

Japanese dance theater company Pappa Tarahumara brings its visually spectacular Ship in a View to the Wexner Center’s Mershon Auditorium Saturday, February 25 at 8 pm. Filled with captivating...