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Susan Hyde
· January 2, 2017
I am biased because I'm a part-time employee, but it really is an outstanding arts organization. I have worked there in full-time and part-time capacities since... the opening day in 1989 and it just gets better and better! From film to visual arts, performing arts and education I have been provoked, amazed, challenged and dazzled over the years. See More
Robin Wenk
· February 19, 2017
Watched the premier of "I am not your Negro ". So impressed that this was the venue. A beautiful place to see such an emotional, artistic and raw documentary. And I know the sold out crowd was there for the same reasons.
Luke Barbara
· February 19, 2017
Phenomenal hub for art and culture in Columbus - bringing artists, exhibits, and perspectives from around the USA and the world.
DeEarnest McLemore Sr.
· February 20, 2017
I'm not from Columbus although I have resided here for several years. Wexner is most definitely a gem of the region. I plan on returning any opportunity I have.
Christine Mitchell
· December 1, 2016
Such a great place to spend some weekend time! The shop is amazing, as well!
Robert Wood
· February 13, 2017
I have seen and heard amazing things in this space. Tremendously curated, always inspiring.
Marshall L. Shorts Jr.
· September 11, 2016
Thank you to the Wexner for allowing space for community dialog and interaction this year to Creative Control Fest.
Glen Bolden
· February 20, 2017
I've attended several events here & have always been entertained or educated by the features. I really enjoy my visits to this facility. �
Dane Vannatter
· January 3, 2017
A great bookstore here at Wexner, loads of films and Taschen books
Akil Lindsay
· November 17, 2016
Was an amazing time. The 13th should be required viewing for all people. Glad i went
Bradley David
· January 20, 2017
It is what you expect for a large state college. Holds a multitude of events
Brandon Shoemaker
· July 6, 2016
a place that stimulates the brain.An ever changing place with amazing artists.
Cory Picklo
· November 1, 2016
I love the Wexner Center for the Arts! I look forward to visiting again and look forward to more interesting arts and events.
Robin Gieseler
· March 15, 2016
Great experience for my kids. We took a tour of the current exhibit with artwork from Noah Purifoy. Great staff and incredible exhibit.
Marsha Wishart Vennell
· April 21, 2016
The Purifoy exhibit was wonderful and the Wexner a beautiful art space. This was my first visit, I will be back!
Nadine Mauthner Lothrop
· January 26, 2016
Attended ZOOM family film festival with my family. This is our third year attending and the event has always met our expectations. The movies are delightful and the activities keep the kids engaged. Excellent work!
Ramona Jillian Peel
· May 10, 2016
It's free on Thursdays! Worth paying for, but still... Free!
Nicole Zeta Pongonis
· January 28, 2016
Best art and dance party of the year! Don't miss it!
Leah Davis
March 13, 2013
Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus-Downtown has great rates if you are attending an event at Wexner. Closest Downtown hotel to the Arts Center as well as Short North Arts and Arena Districts. Call Leah Davis for a great rate!
Stafford K. Lipscomb II
· May 18, 2016
OH- went to see jesse owens, awesome experience -IO
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Go out. Get found. Get tickets. Then get dancing. Time is running out to save on your OFF THE GRID tickets. Prices jump on Feb 29, so secure your spot for the hottest contemporary art party of the season.#OTG16 -->
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Closing out Cinema Revival tomorrow we've got a day filled with films and food (and bongos)! 😋 Join us for our last day celebrating film restoration! 📽 Here's the list of events:

11 AM: Grab some pastries, espresso, and a bongo and join in on our bongo circle in Heirloom café with Columbus Pro Percussion to get in the spirit for our screening of Expresso Bongo! 🎶 We'll have some super talented percussionists in the building, so don't miss out.

12 PM: In the energetic 1959 fi...lm Expresso Bongo Laurence Harvey stars as a sleazy agent on the hunt for new talent, discovering it in a young bongo sensation, played by Cliff Richard, who quickly learns he’s being hustled.

2:15 PM: Written by John Huston and Truman Capote, the cult film Beat the Devil stars Humphrey Bogart, Gina Lollobrigida, and Jennifer Jones as travelers en route to Africa trying to outfox each other and lay claim to a uranium-rich mine.

4 PM: Last but certainly not least, catch the first "ramen western," Tampopo which follows a struggling roadside noodle shop owner who is driven to make the perfect bowl of soup. This art-house hit is an odd and hilarious celebration of two great sensual pleasures—food and sex. 🍜 We know you'll REALLY be craving some ramen after this film, so buy some from Fukuryu Ramen USA now in advance and you'll have a hot bowl of soup waiting for you to-go after the film (only available for purchase until midnight tonight!).

For details, tickets to all the events, and to get your ramen to-go click here:

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Giving you some vintage style inspiration for your Off the Grid looks with more of these beautiful shots from Wex staffer Julie Harrison in her collaboration photoshoot with Smartypants Vintage. 😍 Can't believe it, but OTG is only 1 week away! Get ready to party, Columbus! 😎 Grab your tickets here if you haven't already:

3/4/17 | #WEXOTG |

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Join us for a FREE talk next Friday with artist Laura Larson as she reads from her new book, HIDDEN MOTHER, and discusses the project’s relationship to her multimedia studio practice. 📗

The term “hidden mother” refers to the once-widespread practice of concealing a mother's body—often under ghostly fabric—as she supported her child during the lengthy exposures demanded by early photographic technology. In her new book, Larson uses these images to present her personal experien...ce of becoming a mother, mapping the adoption of her daughter from Ethiopia through these strange and haunting portraits. 📷

A selection of “hidden mother” photographs from Larson’s collection will be on view outside the Film/Video Theater February 27–March 5, and copies of her book are available for purchase in the Wex Store. More info on Larson and her work here:

Cosponsored by The Ohio State University Department of Design.

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Fri 4:30 PM ESTWexner Center for the ArtsColumbus, OH
45 people interested · 10 people going

We've got a packed day of restored treasures tomorrow for Cinema Revival! 📽🎉 Check 'em out:

12 PM: See the powerful noir-meets-woman's-film Mildred Pierce starring Joan Crawford as you’ve never seen it before—in a new restoration from the camera negative.

2:30 PM: In the classic screwball comedy Twentieth Century, starring John Barrymore and Carole Lombard, a washed-up Broadway producer bumps into a former flame and goes all-out to win her back.


4:30 PM: Jeff Lambert, Executive Director of the National Film Preservation Foundation discusses how his organization is saving "orphan" films—works that have no corporate owner or copyright holder and are at greatest risk of falling through the cracks—followed by a screening of some of these gems including Charles and Ray Eames' DAY OF THE DEAD.

7 PM: Schawn Belston of 20th Century Fox introduces the new restoration of The French Connection, one of director William Friedkin’s best-known works. Definitely a highlight of this year’s Cinema Revival festival!

Details and tickets for all the events here:

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Why just doodle when you can design a world? Bone (comic) graphic novelist Jeff Smith (cartoonist) and his partner Vijaya Iyer have been Wex members since 1999. They’re drawn to the “best film program in town,” the Store discounts, and the Wex’s role in making Columbus a cartoon crossroads. Design your world—join today 👉

Join us--#leapintotheWex! Become a member of the Wexner for the Arts, Columbus’s internationally renowned arts center, where moments of creative combustion happen year-round and minds are blown every day. As a member, you get boatloads of benefits and special perks. So take the leap—and join us!

"A haunting, thought-provoking piece of work, made infinitely more powerful by all the things it chooses not to show."—Entertainment Weekly

Loosely inspired by the 2012 mass shooting inside an Aurora, Colorado movie theater, Tim Sutton’s Sundance Film Festival favorite DARK NIGHT is a sobering rumination on an America plagued by gun culture.

Screening next Thursday and Friday at the Wex. 📽 Details and tickets:

Mar 2 - Mar 3Wexner Center for the ArtsColumbus, OH
20 people interested · 7 people going

Cinema Revival continues tomorrow night! 📽 Here's the lineup:

5 PM: Ryan Hullings from The Criterion Collection gives a FREE behind-the-scenes look—and listen—at the challenges of sound restoration using three music-centric classics from The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and The Who as case studies. 🎵

7 PM: Margaret Bodde, executive director of Martin Scorsese's The Film Foundation, presents a history of the organization, followed by a screening at 8 PM of MEMORIES OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT,... a fascinating Cuban film restored through its World Cinema Project. 🌎

Details and tickets for all the events here:

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#tbt to our Off the Grid party from last year! 🎉 This year's celebration is only 9 days away—grab your tickets before prices go up the day of the event! 👉

Also returning from last year is our Lead Supporter Big Lots—shout out to them! We couldn't put together a party like this without help. 👏

(📸 Nathan Ward)

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"The most powerful thing about THE PIROGUE is the way it deals with emotionally charged events matter-of-factly, rather than melodramatically. The story Mr. Touré has chosen to tell is both painfully specific—about these individuals, in this boat—and immeasurably vast, since the experience it depicts is shared by millions of people around the world. And yet somehow he gets the scale just right."—The New York Times on the stirring and very pertinent migrant drama by director Moussa Touré that we'll be screening next week at the Wex. 📽 More info here:

Presented in partnership with The Global Mobility Project at Ohio State.

Wed 7:00 PM ESTWexner Center for the ArtsColumbus, OH
32 people interested · 13 people going

"It's official: if you're feeling a lot of stress right now, you're far from the only one. On February 15, the American Psychological Association released the findings of its annual survey, "Stress in America," and announced that stress levels in Americans have made the first significant jump in the survey's 10-year history. But we don't need a survey to know this. We've watched it color our social feeds. We feel it in everyday experiences.

Here at the Wex, we see it in respo...nses to programming that touches on some of the incendiary issues currently affecting our society. We're so proud to be a place in which the arts can foster tough conversations with a multitude of different voices to inspire social change and personal growth. At the same time, we want to highlight how the arts can be a sanctuary when stress gets to be too much."

Continue reading on the blog about our new initiative, Art Heals, where we'll be sharing prescriptions for art as self-care in times of stress. 👉

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It's official: if you're feeling a lot of stress right now, you're far from the only one. On February 15, the American Psychological Association released the findings of its annual survey, "Stress in America", and announced that stress levels in Americans have made the first significant jump in the…

Want a FREE opportunity to get some awesome shots of the Wex and our Carmen Herrera and Sarah Oppenheimer exhibitions? 📸😉 Then join us this Saturday for our exclusive Instameet with @igcbus (! Details and RSVP here: Here's just one of the great photos from last year's Instameet.

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Go off the clock (and off the chain) at Off the Grid, the contemporary art party of the season! Tickets are on sale now:

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In times of crisis, what is the responsibility of art to be relevant—to reflect on or analyze real conditions? In this year's Ludden Lecture, Darby English—professor of art history at The University of Chicago—considers a single object: Untitled (Policeman), a 2015 portrait of a black policeman by Wexner Center Residency Award recipient Kerry James Marshall (American, b. 1955). English examines this work as manifestation of and a response to this critical question and delves into issues of convention, authenticity, and art’s relationship to politics. Join us for this FREE thought-provoking lecture next Tuesday at the Wex, cosponsored by The Ohio State University's History of Art Department. (History of Art Department-Ohio State University)

Tue 5:30 PM ESTWexner Center for the ArtsColumbus, OH
41 people interested · 30 people going

It's finally here! Cinema Revival, our five-day festival screening recently restored gems of cinema history, starts tomorrow night and runs through Sunday! 📽🎉 From masterfully revived silent films like SHOES by feminist director Lois Weber, to classic film favorites like MILDRED PIERCE starring Joan Crawford and BEAT THE DEVIL with Humphrey Bogart, we've got a little something for every type of moviegoer.

Plus, for the animators and audiophiles out there, we'll be hosting ins...ightful talks on animation restoration from Walt Disney Animation Studios and sound restoration from The Criterion Collection for films featuring The Beatles, The Who, and Bob Dylan. And that barely scratches the surface!

We’ve got so much packed into these next five days, you won't want to miss out! Check out for a great writeup on the series and the full list of events. 👍 Grab tickets to your favorite films or snag a money-saving festival pass here:

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Like the films it showcases, Cinema Revival is back and better than ever. Returning for its third festival, the Wexner Center for the Arts' celebration of film restoration dives into the films and ...

Join us for our gallery talk tomorrow at 1 PM which explores Sarah Oppenheimer's latest work "S-337473" in how it relates—and was created in response to—Peter Eisenman’s architecture for the Wex. Andrew Cruse, architect and assistant professor at The Ohio State University’s Knowlton School of Architecture, will be hosting the discussion. More info here: (📸 Serge Hasenböhler)

In this afternoon gallery talk, Andrew Cruse, an architect and assistant professor in Ohio State’s Knowlton School of Architecture, will discuss the shared affinities between Peter Eisenman’s design for the Wexner Center for the Arts and Sarah Oppenheimer’s S-337473, a new work conceived of in dialo...
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