Wexner Prize Presentation Ceremony and Dinner
Among the most significant voices in American cinema, film director Spike Lee epitomizes the ideals of the Wexner Prize, which honors a contemporary artist in any field whose work has been consistently original, influential, and challenging to convention. This award recognizes Lee’s groundbreaking feature films, documentaries, television movies, music videos, and commercials.
Spike Lee accepts the Wexner Prize at this festive gathering and dinner.
Members of the Wexner Center’s Donor Circles and Corporate Council patron groups, along with community leaders and other special guests, are among those invited to attend. If you are interested in upgrading to or joining these donor groups so that you may attend this exclusive event, call (614) 292-0444 or visit our Donor Circles and Corporate Giving web pages to find out more about the privileges you'll enjoy year round.
Donor Circles and Corporate Council members should receive their invitations in the mail in January. February 3 is the RSVP deadline for this event. E-mail RSVP@wexarts.org or call (614) 688-3423 to RSVP. Attendance is very limited so please respond promptly!
A Conversation with Spike Lee
You may also be interested in attending Lee's on-stage conversation with noted author and musician James McBride on February 12 at 7 PM in Mershon Auditorium. McBride gained fame for The Color of Water (1996), his classic memoir about growing up in a biracial Brooklyn family led by his remarkable mother, a rabbi's daughter who married an African American preacher. Lee's next film (currently in production) is based on Miracle at St. Anna, McBride's acclaimed first novel. Its story is a panoramic yet intimate tale about four African American soldiers in Italy during World War II and how their wartime experiences shape their later lives.
Members at the Sponsor ($250) level and above--and so all Donor Circles members--are also invited to a private reception following the conversation. Wexner Center members at all levels have the first chance to secure tickets to the conversation (up to two per membership) and can reserve seats by calling (614) 292-3535 by February 3. Public ticket sales begin Monday, February 4, subject to availability. Reservations for the reception are also very limited and should be made at the time of ticket purchase.