Recent Press Releases

Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration begins February 25

Five-day, twelve-film series features new restorations, visits from film preservation experts, filmmakers

Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Statewide call for entries to Ohio Shorts 2015

Popular showcase for Ohio film and video artists celebrating its 20th year

Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Vibrant, groundbreaking "Fiber: Sculpture 1960-Present" opens in February

Exhibition traces four decades of fiber-based art

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

“Splendid, viscerally engaging…
[a] groundbreaking exhibition.”—Boston Globe

New video installation by Hassan Hajjaj makes Midwest debut in February

Three-channel video work documents "rock star" performers from around the world

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

“Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj fuses a fascinating mix of fashion, art, and pop culture in his striking work.”—Harper’s Bazaar

Catherine Opie: Portraits and Landscapes opens May 16

New work by the seminal American photographer includes portraits of Matthew Barney, Kara Walker, John Baldessari, Jonathan Franzen, Diana Nyad, and Miranda July

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

First retrospective of boundary-pushing artist Jack Whitten opens in May

Career-spanning exhibition highlights five decades of work by the groundbreaking painter

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

“Celebrates...a career dedicated to infusing abstraction with political and social content.”ARTNews

Belle and Sebastian Headline 2015 Next@Wex Fest

Scottish Folk-Pop Band Return 12 Years After Last Columbus Performance; Show Benefits Wex and CD102.5 for The Kids

Tue, Jan 13, 2015

Columbus, OH—Just announced: indie rock icons Belle and Sebastian will headline this year’s Next@Wex Fest, presented by PromoWest Productions in association with Wexner Center for the Arts and CD102.5 FM at the LC Outdoor Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave. in the Arena District, on Sunday, June 14. Doors open at 5:30 pm.

Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, January 16, and can be purchased at Ticketmaster outlets or online at Ticketmaster.com. Next@Wex Fest tickets are $32 in advance for all audiences or $35 day of show.

Wexner Center receives NEA Art Works Grant

Mon, Jan 12, 2015

Columbus, OH—National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu has announced that the Wexner Center for the Arts is one of 919 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The Center is recommended for a $25,000 grant to support a series of residencies and commissions by choreographer/dancer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Belgium), filmmaker Liza Johnson (United States), as well as composer and vocal artist Samita Sinha (United States) in collaboration with video artist/sculptor Dani Leventhal (United States). In addition to residency activities, the artists will participate in discussions, master classes, staged readings, and film screenings.

ZOOM: Family Film Festival Returns for its 11th Year

Movies From All Seven Continents, Family Activities, Pajama Party, and More Highlight Annual Favorite

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

The Wex’s Zoom: Family Film Festival returns for its 11th year with a fantastic, family-friendly selection of films at incredibly affordable prices—and free, all-ages activities—December 4–7, 2014 (plus a bonus Stooge-a-thon “warm up” the day after Thanksgiving, November 28).

Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet Perform Their First Collaboration, Landfall, at the Wex

Composer, musician, and performance art pioneer Laurie Anderson and new music standard bearers Kronos Quartet unite at the Wex for one night only, Saturday, October 11 at 8 pm for Landfall, an original work composed by Anderson for Kronosand one that is a highlight of the center’s 25th Anniversary Season, as well as a prime example of how the center’s earliest objectives and founding promise as a unique multidisciplinary arts center have been realized since its launch in 1989. It was then, at the center’s November 1989 dedication event that Anderson and Kronos first met backstage and Kronos’s David Harrington first suggested to Anderson that they should collaborate in the future. In Landfall, the Wex audience will witness how, 25 years later, that spark caught fire.

Fri, Oct 3, 2014