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Renowned Dutch Designer Petra Blaisse to Give Free Public Talk in Third Annual Glimcher Lecture

Fri, Apr 21, 2006

Appearance Is Part of Extreme Textiles Lecture Series

This year’s DeeDee and Herb Glimcher Lecture will feature renowned Dutch designer Petra Blaisse on Tuesday, May 2 at 7 pm in the Wexner Center Film/Video Theater, 1871 N. High Street. Blaisse...

Wexner Center Presents “Snowflake,” A Silent, One-Man Play About Homelessness for Kids Ages 5–12


Thu, Apr 20, 2006

Show Is Part of the International Performing Arts Series For Families; Panel on Homelessness to Be Held in the Afternoon

“No words are uttered in Snowflake...but the sounds of joy are immense.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

The Wexner...

Two Rising Young Performers Make Local Debuts

Tue, Apr 18, 2006

Coming to the Wexner Center Performance Space in May: Cynthia Hopkins, a New York music/theater artist who belts out tunes like a young Patsy Cline while taking audiences on an imaginative whirlwind journey through her past, and Rachid Ouramdane, a dance...

Revered Art Critic Arthur Danto Speaks About the Work of William Kentridge in Third Annual Lambert Family Lecture

Thu, Apr 13, 2006

Danto Also Engages in a Conversation Downtown as Part of Two-Day Visit

The Wexner Center’s third annual Lambert Family Lecture features art critic and philosopher Arthur Danto discussing the work of...

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...

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