Recent Press Releases

Fall 2013 Season Announced
Mon, June 24, 2013

Coming this fall to the Wexner Center for the Arts: Blues for Smoke, an exhibition that will fill the center’s galleries; a performance of WE'RE GONNA DIE by Young Jean Lee, whose theater company is the recipient of a Wexner Center Artist Residency Award; and the world...

Acclaimed War on Terror Documentary Dirty Wars Makes Columbus Debut July 10
Wed, June 5, 2013

The gripping new documentary Dirty Wars, which follows investigative journalist and best-selling author Jeremy Scahill as he travels through Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia to examine the underreported impact of the US military’s covert war on...

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

Jane B. par Agnès V.

See iconic actress Jane Birkin through the eyes of filmmaker Agnès Varda in a special double feature on Saturday, October 10. 

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.