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Martin Wong: Human Instamatic opens May 14

Wed, May 11, 2016

May 14–August 7, the Wexner Center for the Arts will present Martin Wong: Human Instamatic, a comprehensive survey collecting more than 80 paintings from every stage of his career—formally inventive canvases...

 Martin Wong, Tell My Troubles to the Eight Ball (Eureka), 1978–81

Restored Daughters of the Dust makes world premiere at Wexner Center in May

Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Daughters conceives of new symbols for black American struggle and resilience.”—Film Comment

The Wexner Center for the Arts is honored to host Julie Dash and the world premiere of the new restoration of her groundbreaking...

Daughters of the Dust

Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957 opens September 17

Mon, Feb 29, 2016

“Genius abounds in landmark exhibit.”—Boston Globe

September 17–January 1, 2017, the Wexner Center for the Arts will present Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957, the first major US museum exhibition on Black Mountain College (BMC...

Wexner Center receives major grant from Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Fri, Jan 15, 2016

The Wexner Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that its innovative Film/Video Studio Program is the recipient of a two-year, $100,000 grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The grant will be used to support the program’s ongoing production work as...

Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration returns February 24

Fri, Jan 8, 2016

The Wexner Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the return of Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration, its series celebrating recently restored classic films by...

Rocco and his Brothers

Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada Opens January 30

Tue, Jan 5, 2016

"It’s the perfect moment to rediscover Purifoy, an African-American artist who believed in art as a tool for social change, and whose work speaks directly to the climate of racial conflicts and unrest that’s dominated the headlines in the past year."—Vogue  


Noah Purifoy, Black, Brown and Beige (After Duke Ellington), 1989

Wex received NEA Art Works grant for creative residencies, commission

Thu, Dec 10, 2015

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced grants to organizations across the country this week, including a $25,000 Art Works grant to the Wexner Center to support creative residencies in visual and performing arts, as well as a the commission of a new work of music:...

Wexner Center for the Arts reopening

Tue, Dec 1, 2015

After coordination with campus public safety officials, the Wexner Center for the Arts will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, December 2. Heirloom Café will open at 8 AM, the Wexner Center information desk at 9 AM, and the Wexner Center Store at 10...

Winter/Spring 2016 events announced

Tue, Nov 24, 2015

The winter/spring lineup at the Wexner Center will see an exciting and diverse range of performances, films, educational programming, a major exhibition, and more, including the continuation of our extraordinary 2015–16 jazz series and the return of Cinema Revival...

Noah Purifoy, Untitled, 1967

Zoom: Family Film Festival returns for its 12th year

Tue, Oct 27, 2015

Zoom: Family Film Festival, Columbus’s only annual celebration of family entertainment from around the world, returns for its 12th year with a fresh and engaging lineup of films at affordable prices—and free, all-ages...

Jellyfish Eyes
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