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“This is a world-class center of culture and art for the city but also for the entire world.” —MAYOR MICHAEL B. COLEMAN
Director’s Message The Year in Pictures 25th Anniversary Season Exceptional Artistry Research and Education Outreach and Engagement Wexner Center Programs 2014–2015 Thanks to You—Our Donors Wexner Center Staff and Volunteers
25 YEARS, 25 STORIES To commemorate and celebrate our 25th Anniversary Season, we asked members, supporters, and fans to sit in front of a camera to talk about what the Wex means to them. Created with local studio Kinopicz American, the short videos are on view at wexarts.org/25th.
On November 16, 1989, the Wexner Center opened its doors to the public with a day full of performances, multimedia projects, and a symposium featuring distinguished international architects and critics. Site-specific projects by Antenna Theater, John Cage, and Julia Scher activated the center’s galleries and public spaces, while the dedication ceremonies in our Mershon Auditorium featured vanguard talents Trisha Brown, Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass, and Kronos Quartet, among others. In fact, it was on this occasion that Kronos and Anderson first met and casually mused about working together one day. How fitting then, that on a crisp October evening in 2014, just a few days before the Wexner Center’s 25th anniversary, Anderson and Kronos presented their first ever collaborative project—the multimedia work Landfall—in a triumphant performance that once more transported a packed house in Mershon. In many ways, that poetic circle exemplifies the center’s exceptional mandate—then as now—to be a habitat for the convergence of creative minds across all artistic disciplines. As we approached our quarter-century milestone, I naturally found myself reflecting back and was prompted to revisit the publication we produced on the center’s 10th anniversary, always subject to change. Rereading my introduction for that volume, I was struck by the underlying persistence of institutional vision, mission, and core values, proclaimed then and intensely lived to this day: It is above all that crucial and deeply imbedded commitment to inquiry and experimentation that makes the center such a vital institution among its peers: a willingness and unwavering resolve to provide artists not only with institutional and financial resources, but moral support as well. Artists in all disciplines have gratefully remarked that there is simply no quantifying the faith, conviction, tolerance for risk, and allowance for the utterly unknowable that permeate this institution, across its board and staff. I’m deeply gratified that these words continue to retain their resonance and relevance.
Equally prominent among the center’s core values is, of course, to “feed the culture and lead the culture” and to “inspire that a-ha! moment” of discovery for our audiences. How better to live up to that promise than with Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, a truly unprecedented event in multiple ways. Occupying our galleries from mid-September through the end of December, this once-in-a-lifetime presentation of superlative works by Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, and Jean Dubuffet, along with Edgar Degas, Willem de Kooning, and Susan Rothenberg, was an eye-opening experience for visitors from 36 states and five nations. Expertly curated by Robert Storr, professor and dean of the Yale University School of Art, Transfigurations not only reflected the rare coherence of vision, passion, and discernment with which Leslie and Abigail Wexner assembled their collection over the decades, but also powerfully illustrated the fierce devotion of these artists to wrestling with the human figure in ways that remain moving, arresting, and even radical to this day. Our education department created a rich array of complementary experiences to amplify the impact of Transfigurations both in the galleries and online, including a touch screen–based interpretive resource; a dedicated website; and a video featuring contemporary artists speaking about the enduring legacy of Picasso, Giacometti, and Dubuffet. The exhibition catalogue featured new scholarship by Storr, art historian Diana Widmaier Picasso, and Ohio State History of Art Professor Lisa Florman. Audiences enjoyed riveting public lectures by T. J. Clark, Yve-Alain Bois, and Kerry James Marshall, as well as a conversation between Storr and artist Carroll Dunham. And a veritable army of docents under the tutelage of Wexner Center educators conducted tours for some 12,000 K–12 students from the region. Our anniversary season was further distinguished by remarkable artistry on stage and screen. In July, we hosted acclaimed filmmaker Steve James, who shared his moving tribute to Roger Ebert, Life Itself, and Richard Linklater, who introduced his luminous Boyhood, a work 12 years in the making. That sold-out screening—the film’s area premiere—launched the center’s second Linklater film retrospective. These unforgettable
visits were followed by career-spanning surveys of directors Catherine Breillat and Terry Zwigoff, who both appeared at the Wex to discuss their work. In October young British dance sensation Aakash Odedra presented the US premiere of his first solo program, the aptly titled Rising, and in November the multitalented Miranda July, a past recipient of the center’s Artist Residency Award, returned with her latest performance project, New Society. And early in 2015, we presented Cinema Revival, a five-day celebration of film restoration that featured filmmaker presentations, talks with industry experts, and more than a dozen revitalized classics. Subsequent to Transfigurations, our galleries were host to a dizzying array of fiber-based artwork in an eye-opening reassessment of that genre titled Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present. Similarly captivating was the vibrant multimedia installation by Moroccan-born artist Hassan Hajjaj. And this spring, we offered the regional debut of stunning recent portraits and landscapes by returning photographer Catherine Opie, alongside the powerful 50-year retrospective of abstract painter Jack Whitten. Meeting one another for the first time at the exhibition opening, these two spectacularly accomplished artists engaged in a deeply personal public conversation moderated by Modern Art Notes Podcast host Tyler Green. Our quarter-century anniversary also offered the occasion to underscore and celebrate 25 years of the Wexner Center’s Artist Residency Awards, designated annually in each of our program areas. With the world premiere of the theater is a blank page—a collaboration between renowned visual artist Ann Hamilton and acclaimed theater ensemble SITI Company—the center once again gave rise to a defining new theater work, which will travel on to other national venues. Both Hamilton and SITI had previously received residency support from the Wex, and their occasional encounters here triggered this ambitious project—their first full-fledged collaboration. The artists spent several weeks here this spring shaping the piece, an immersive, cross-disciplinary meditation on the theater and on the act of reading that draws upon Virginia Woolf’s modernist novel To the Lighthouse (1927) as a textual (and textural) framework. As with all Artist Residency Award projects, Hamilton and SITI directly engaged Ohio
State students over the course of the project’s evolution—through discussions about the conceptual and technical aspects of the work, as well as in staging the work itself. Though highly experimental in nature, every performance of the theater is a blank page sold out—as did the free technical and dress rehearsals. That appetite for experiencing the creative process as it unfolds speaks volumes about the connection that Wex audiences have developed with these artists over the years. This season has also been plentiful in its new and sustained partnerships with widely varying segments of the community. Pages, the center’s literacy and writing program for Columbus-area high school students, is enjoying ever-greater participation and impact as it nears its tenth anniversary, now reinforced by Virginia-based evaluation firm Randi Korn & Associates’ assessment that it has had “a direct and measurable effect on students’ creative problem solving and critical thinking.” The Weinland Park Billboard Project continued our robust engagement with the eponymous university district neighborhood. Following the successful completion of the Weinland Park Story Book last year, the latest collaboration involved neighborhood youth working
with local artists, designers, and center educators to “take back” a prominent corner billboard, with four original designs scheduled to appear over the course of a year. Truly a citywide effort, the project was made possible by the nonprofit and for-profit members of the Weinland Park Collaborative and was further embraced by colleagues across Ohio State and at The Columbus Foundation. Notable among newer initiatives cultivated this year, Art on the Brain uses contemporary art as a cognitive and sensory springboard for the rehabilitation of individuals recuperating from brain injuries and mental trauma. The two-year-old program draws on the expertise of Wex educators in concert with staff from the Wexner Medical Center, the Office of Academic Affairs, and five Ohio State colleges, and was just featured by Ohio State Alumni magazine as a groundbreaking model of cross-disciplinary collaboration. There is simply no doubt that our 25th Anniversary Season has been a year like none other in the center’s history—one that has surpassed all previous attendance and fundraising records. The Wexner Center was recognized with the highest possible awards from The Columbus Foundation and Experience Columbus for making a difference in the quality of life in our community over 25 years. This milestone also inspired us to ask our visitors, members, and patrons to share their most memorable experiences here. Captured in a series of online videos titled “25 Years, 25 Stories,” excerpts from these vignettes appear in quotes that bookend this publication. Touching on everything from the highly personal (e.g., life-changing date nights at the Wex) to the largely civic (how the center has helped to advance the cultural vibrancy and sophistication of Columbus), your words have offered us an empowering yet humbling reminder of the capacity for art to change lives. If the Wexner Center for the Arts has been a change agent over the last 25 years; if we’ve catalyzed creative innovation and cultural dialogue; if we’ve opened minds, provoked thought, and inspired transformation; if we’ve advanced the Columbus community and the arts internationally, it is in large part because of you—members, patrons, sponsors, artists, academics, critics, community partners, national and international peers, and of course our dedicated trustees, volunteers, and staff.
Among these advocates, of course, are the center’s founding patrons and most generous benefactors. Their astonishing vision and generosity— first in funding the construction of our building, then magnified by their unmatched generosity ever since, and, this year, reaching a crescendo as they shared their peerless collection with the community and the world—are nothing short of enlightened philanthropy at its finest. I am surpassingly honored to dedicate this annual report marking the center’s quarter-century milestone to Les and Abigail Wexner.
Wexner Center Director Sherri Geldin and guest curator Robert Storr at the opening of Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection (opposite page). Leslie and Abigail Wexner (above) joined members, patrons, donors, and community partners in celebrating the Wexner Center’s 25th anniversary at one of several events marking the occasion.
Inaugurated in 1989 as a bold experiment, the Wexner Center celebrated its 25th anniversary with the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of the Wexner Family Collection, related talks with cultural luminaries, and a stellar season of events on stage and on screen.
The cornerstone of our 25th Anniversary Season, Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection transfixed visitors from the US and across the globe. The first public exhibition of Leslie and Abigail Wexner’s modern and contemporary art collection showcased their unparalleled concentration of works by Pablo Picasso (pictured above), Jean Dubuffet, and Alberto Giacometti.
Inset below, from left: VIP guests celebrated the anniversary and exhibition at an elegant dinner, where the Wexners toasted the occasion. Breaking attendance records set by our previous exhibitions, Transfigurations drew appreciative crowds from our members-only preview day onward. Patrons of all ages enjoyed learning more about the works on view in our interactive gallery.
“Transfigurations … offers works of an intimacy, scale and aesthetic that is utterly personal while also of museum calibre, a credit to Abigail and Leslie Wexner’s discernment. The Picassos alone are worth the trip to Columbus.” —STUDIO INTERNATIONAL
“It’s a significant moment in the cultural life of the state... the show is simply an invitation to indulge and enjoy.” —STEVEN LIT T, THE PL AIN DEALER, ON TRANSFIGURATIONS
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Civic and community leaders, including Ohio State President Michael V. Drake, MD (bottom right), joined our most generous donors along with artists and Wexner Center trustees at a suite of events celebrating our 25th anniversary and the inauguration of Transfigurations.
In addition to a memorable performance by legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman, attendees enjoyed the first glimpse of the many masterworks on view, including Jean Dubuffet’s Dhôtel (1947) and a breathtaking installation of sculptures by Alberto Giacometti (below).
A series of free public talks by distinguished guests further amplified the themes examined in Transfigurations, bringing fresh perspectives to the pioneering 20th-century artists featured in the exhibition while examining the figurative impulses that connect them. Speakers included (clockwise from top) past Artist Residency Award recipient Kerry James Marshall; art historian T. J. Clark; Ohio State History of Art Professor Lisa Florman, art historian Yve-Alain Bois, and Ohio State Professor of Comparative Studies Philip Armstrong; and the exhibition’s curator, art historian Robert Storr, who was joined by contemporary artist Carroll Dunham for this year’s Lambert Family Lecture. Storr and Florman also contributed new essays to the exhibition’s catalogue.
The Wexner Center’s education team brought Transfigurations to life for audiences near and far. Developed in partnership with local design firm Eyethink, wexarts.org/explore (pictured at left) offered artist biographies, thematic and historical discussions of the works on view, and additional resources for K–12 educators. Contemporary Voices on Modern Masters, a video produced with local creative media production company Mills James, captured such artists as (inset, clockwise from top left) Joan Semmel, Ohio State Professor Michael
Mercil, Diana Al-Hadid, Carroll Dunham, and Mary Reid Kelley reflecting on the legacies of Picasso, Dubuffet, and Giacometti. Supported by a small army of Wex-trained docents, the education team conducted tours for some 12,000 K–12 students from the region. The effort, further enhanced by transportation subsidies offered by the Wexner Center, was acknowledged in a thank-you video from Columbus City Schools that will be treasured for years to come (above).
“Linklater’s appearance marks the second huge ‘get’ in a week for the Wexner Center, with director Steve James introducing his equally praised Roger Ebert documentary just seven days prior.”— COLUMBUS ALIVE
“For me, film as an artform is a shared cultural memory…What we want to do is be able to preserve that and make those films available for years to come.” —TIM L ANZA, VICE PRESIDENT, COHEN FILM COLLECTION, IN (614) MAGAZINE
The 25th Anniversary Season featured several major filmmaker retrospectives highlighted by area premieres and onstage conversations. Director Steve James (pictured top left, facing page, with Director of Film/ Video Dave Filipi) introduced Life Itself, his moving tribute to film critic Roger Ebert. Richard Linklater (facing page, far left) returned to introduce the sold-out area premiere of his Golden Globe–winning Boyhood and a second Wex retrospective of his work. Preceded by a lively public reception, the screening was followed by a Q&A session with Linklater and IFC President Jonathan Sehring (pictured with Linklater, at left). Critically acclaimed filmmakers Catherine Breillat (facing page, top right) and Terry Zwigoff (not pictured) engaged audiences as part of their career retrospectives in the fall. Breillat stayed to conduct a master class for Ohio State students in a variety of disciplines.
Another signature moment of the season, the five-day Cinema Revival festival celebrated the art and science of film restoration with more than a dozen recently revitalized classics; two filmmaker presentations (by Suzan Pitt and Steven Bognar); and talks with such industry experts as Grover Crisp of Sony Pictures (pictured above, top right), Tim Lanza of the Cohen Film Collection, and Lee Kline of the Criterion Collection (above), who spoke about the restoration of The Apu Trilogy, an almost-lost masterpiece of world cinema by the late Satyajit Ray (pictured at right). The center’s commitment to showing film in the best available format is a magnet for fans across the region; here patrons enjoy an impromptu tour of the center’s state-of-the-art projection system after Ohio’s lone screening of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar in 70 mm (inset above right).
This season’s performing arts lineup highlighted how the Wex has been a crucible of creative combustion and collaboration since our opening day. Performance art pioneer Laurie Anderson (left) and new music standard bearers Kronos Quartet (currently David Harrington, John Sherba, Hank Dutt, Sunny Yang, pictured left to right
below) discussed working together when they first met backstage during the center’s inaugural events in 1989. Their first collaboration, Landfall—a multimedia spectacle of celestial sound, poetic insight, and riveting visuals—was rapturously received in a packed Mershon Auditorium this past October, 25 years later.
“The Wexner Center remains one of those rare museum facilities committed to new works. Its commitment is at the service of high aesthetic values and a deeply felt social agenda.” —BILL T. JONES, CHOREOGRAPHER/DANCER, 2005 WEXNER PRIZE RECIPIENT
“This piece is a tribute to life, a paean to sensation fully experienced…. As we walked out into the night, a friend said, ‘I want to go back there.’” —COLUMBUS UNDERGROUND ON THE THEATER IS A BL ANK PAGE
Renowned visual artist Ann Hamilton (pictured above, at right) and acclaimed theater ensemble SITI Company (including co–artistic director Anne Bogart, above left) also met at the Wex while developing and presenting dozens of new works in residence with Wexner Center support. Their first full collaboration, the theater
is a blank page, was completed this season as part of a shared Artist Residency Award. Selling out every performance, the daring new work offered audiences a multilayered, immersive experience that explored the act of reading and the apparatus of theatrical performance (above and right).
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The Wex enjoyed a banner year of press and media coverage, a presence magnified by community accolades and partnerships. Transfigurations propelled Columbus into the international spotlight with mentions in over 70 media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Cleveland’s Plain Dealer, and artnet news, which counted it among the world’s “must-see museum shows.” The Wex partnered with Orange Barrel Media, which used its new headquarters to unveil what Orange Barrel CEO Pete Scantland called “the largest wallscape in the country” (pictured at right). Dozens of other 25th Anniversary Season programs received favorable reviews and in-depth coverage, and the center was honored with a Columbus Foundation Award, Columbus City Council and US Congressional resolutions, and a 2015 EXPY Award from Experience Columbus for “boosting our city and county’s reputation as an arts and cultural destination.”
“The Columbus Foundation Award winner, the Wexner Center for the Arts, has been delighting central Ohioans with worldrenowned contemporary art exhibitions and community outreach for 25 years.” —MICHAEL J. FIORILE, CHAIRMAN, AND DOUGL AS F. KRIDLER, PRESIDENT AND CEO, THE COLUMBUS FOUNDATION
The Wexner Center is the regionâ€™s leading destination for contemporary art and a conduit for bringing world-class visual art, film, dance, theater, and music to Columbus.
“Splendid, viscerally engaging, and in many ways groundbreaking.” —BOSTON GLOBE ON FIBER: SCULPTURE 1960–PRESENT
Broadly examining the development and diversity of fiber-based contemporary art, Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present featured the work of more than 30 artists, many with Ohio connections (including Lenore Tawney, Robert Rohm, and Claire Zeisler). Organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, the vibrant survey featured Elsi Giauque’s galleryfilling Élément spatial (1979, top right) and a dramatic site-specific work by Sheila Pepe, who joined us for our exhibitions preview (inset far left). The Wex also welcomed Anne Wilson, Josh Faught, and Beryl Korot for engaging artists’ talks. Moroccan-born, London-based artist Hassan Hajjaj visited in April to discuss his installation My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume 1, also on view. The multichannel video and viewing environment (above and right) featured costumes and furniture designed by the artist.
“An artist of outrageous originality and dynamism.” —STARR REVIEW ON JACK WHIT TEN: FIVE DECADES OF PAINTING
Another spring highlight, Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting traced the trajectory of the artist’s restless formal experimentation with more than 60 paintings that, while abstract, often contain cultural, political, and social references. Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the exhibition showcased Whitten’s shape-shifting practice
and technical innovations, which include processing paintings with rakes, squeegees, and other tools, and creating mosaic-like compositions from paint compounds cast into tiles, as in Black Monolith, II: Homage to Ralph Ellison The Invisible Man (1994, inset above) and E Stamp IV (Five Spirals: For Al Loving) (2007, installation view). Whitten is pictured at right.
“This show promises to open another chapter in Opie’s ongoing—and thoroughly indispensable—photographic story.” —ARTFORUM ON CATHERINE OPIE: PORTRAITS AND L ANDSCAPES Also on view this spring, Catherine Opie: Portraits and Landscapes marked the regional debut of a recent series by the internationally renowned, Ohioborn photographer (pictured at right above). The exhibition paired visually sumptuous, theatrically staged photographs of authors, fellow artists, family, and friends— including performance artist Ron Athey (pictured in oval frame, above right) and her son Oliver
(left)—with intriguingly abstract images of nature and national parks. Artforum named the exhibition a Critics’ Pick, noting that Opie’s “deeply introspective” portraits “smolder...readily evoking the Renaissance models she so admires.” Both artists attended the exhibitions preview, which kicked-off with a lively onstage discussion (facing page, inset) moderated by noted art critic Tyler Green, host of The Modern Art Notes Podcast.
“The Wex’s commitment to those creating film sets it apart from other film centers in town….From its curated programs to its projection booth, the Wexner Center approaches movies differently.” — COLUMBUS UNDERGROUND
“The Alloy Orchestra w/ THE GENERAL tonight @wexarts is an essential film event in Columbus… It’s not to be missed.” —@MARKPFEIFFER VIA TWIT TER
This year’s film/video programming featured visits from returning audience favorites, from experimental choreographer and past Artist Residency Award recipient Elizabeth Streb, subject of the documentary Born to Fly (pictured onstage in conversation with the film’s director, Catherine Gund) to past Artist Residency Award recipient Sam Green (inset bottom left) who narrated his documentary The Measure of All Things. The Wex welcomed up-and-coming directors as well, including Matías Piñeiro
(pictured with Associate Curator Chris Stults, inset bottom right) and Josephine Decker (inset left). Other highlights included the Columbus debut of Alloy Orchestra (above), who accompanied a recently restored print of Buster Keaton’s The General; the well-attended Essential 3D series; and a yearlong series in The Box featuring work supported by the center’s Film/Video Studio Program, including William E. Jones’s Model Workers (2014, below left) and Sam Green’s A Cinematic Study of Fog in San Francisco (2013, right).
“Aakash Odedra’s Rising at @wexarts was breathtaking, a triumph. Go, go, go.” —@RSANFORD614 VIA TWIT TER
This year’s vital mix of dance, music, and theater included the US premiere of Rising, the first solo program by British dance sensation Aakash Odedra, who led a master class with students in Ohio State’s Department of Dance during his visit (pictured at top). The best room for jazz in town welcomed amazing performances by 87-year-old alto sax sage Lee Konitz (at right, with his quartet); 26-year-old rising tenor sax star Melissa Aldana (inset left), here with her Crash Trio; and a sold-out show by renowned jazz pianist Vijay Iyer (inset right), here with his trio. Multitalented past Artist Residency Award recipient Miranda July (inset center) presented her delightfully participatory theatrical piece, New Society, downtown at Capitol Theatre.
Continuing to introduce Columbus audiences to the best in independent music from around the world, this yearâ€™s Next@Wex lineup featured stunning performances by (inset, clockwise from top)
Sharon Van Etten, the Mountain Goats, Stephin Merritt (of the Magnetic Fields, performing an alphabetical playlist from Aâ€“Z), Sinkane, Perfume Genius, and (pictured below) Berlin-based composer Nils Frahm.
Research and Education
Best-selling authors and top scholars engaged with Wex audiences in a variety of talks presented in partnership with various Ohio State departments as well as the Columbus Museum of Art. Novelist Zadie Smith (inset top right) thrilled a packed Mershon Auditorium with a reading and thoughtful conversation on race, writing, and culture (above). Other free public talks featured Joshua Wolf Shenk, who discussed his book Powers of Two, about creative collaboration and rivalry; Lucy Lippard, one of the most influential art critics of the last 50 years; and Alexander Provan, editor of Triple Canopy (pictured opposite, inset from top). Every year the Wexner Center supports the creation of significant new work that makes an impact
A world-renowned laboratory for the arts, the Wexner Center actively supports the creation of new artwork and scholarship, develops illuminating public programs, and offers a forum for audiences to engage with the art and ideas of our time.
both here and abroad. The Wex was one of several commissioning partners supporting Samita Sinha’s cross-disciplinary work Cipher (pictured at right), which she performed here this spring as part of a national tour. Co-commissioned projects by Artist Residency Award recipient Young Jean Lee (STRAIGHT WHITE MEN) and Elevator Repair Service (Arguendo) toured venues worldwide. Artist Residency Award recipients Jennifer Reeder, Guy Maddin, and Matt Porterfield premiered Wex-supported works in Rotterdam, Sundance, and Berlin this past year, with Reeder’s A Million Miles Away winning grand prize at the Winterthur International Short Film Festival. And the center’s Cruzamentos documentary and Rare Baseball Films series continued their national tours.
A notable, relatively new addition to Wexner Center educational initiatives, Art on the Brain uses the analysis of contemporary art as a platform for the rehabilitation of individuals recuperating from brain injuries and mental trauma. Led by Educator for Docent and Teacher Programs Tracie McCambridge (pictured left), the two-year-old program combines the expertise of Wex educators with that of staff from the Wexner Medical Center, Ohio Stateâ€™s Office of Academic Affairs, and several other Ohio State colleges. Art on the Brain was one of several Wex programs featured in Ohio State Alumni magazine as a model of innovative, crossdisciplinary collaboration.
Pages, the Wexner Center’s pioneering literacy and writing program for Columbus-area high school students, received critical validation this year from evaluation firm Randi Korn & Associates, which found that the program has “a direct and measurable effect on students’ creative problem solving and critical thinking.” Pages project lead and Wex Educator for School Programs Dionne Custer Edwards (below) presented the results of the study at the 2015 National Art Education Association conference and celebrated another successful year of the program, which saw students engaging with works from Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present in our galleries (including Ernesto Neto’s interactive SoundWay, pictured below), working with artists and educators, and launching an anthology of their work at Columbus Metropolitan Library’s new Whitehall branch.
“To have students interact in ways that help kids out of the fishbowl and see more of the world, that’s what Pages is about.” —ANDREA PAT TON, WHETSTONE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER, IN OHIO STATE ALUMNI MAGAZINE
The Wex continues to offer inspirational and relevant programs for teachers and schools, both in central Ohio and now online. Our annual Art & Environment program for area juniors and seniors blends online coursework with such hands-on experiences as handling livestock at the Stratford Ecological Center in Delaware, Ohio (above) and creating eco-inspired artwork for our yearly Interventions exhibition (left). Director of Education Shelly Casto recently launched the center’s first distance-learning opportunity: an online-only Art & Environment course for K–12 teachers worldwide interested in incorporating eco-art in their own classrooms. As part of our ongoing WexLab workshops for teens, two groups of young women (including students from The Academy of Urban Scholars, below) were invited to join Liz Roberts, one of the region’s top contemporary video artists, for an intensive workshop titled GIRLS: Un-Selfie Video. The participants received professional tips on digital video production while spending the day making thoughtful choices about how to depict themselves and voice their thoughts through the medium (below).
Through Art in Action, Wexner Center educators collaborate with teachers, students, and artists to tackle contemporary issues through art-making practices. This year the teachers and students of Starling STEM PreK–8 School worked with local artist Queen Brooks and Wex staff to develop a fiber artwork in memory of three 8th grade Starling students tragically lost in 2014. On permanent display at the school, the project was commemorated this past May with a moving ceremony that featured student art and musical performances (above).
Outreach and Engagement
More than ever the Wex serves as a cultural and civic hub, welcoming all audiences and communities with programs that provoke discussion, encourage debate, and spur engagement with todayâ€™s pressing issues.
Made possible by the Weinland Park Collaborative, the Weinland Park Billboard Project involved multiple community organizations, artists, educators, and teens participating in the R.I.S.E. (Resilience, Integrity, Strength, Excellence) Youth Program, a partnership of Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus and Godman Guild Association. Together they arranged to replace a billboard typically devoted to alcohol advertising with uplifting designs inspired by R.I.S.E. youth. Project coordinators Jean Pitman, Wex educator for youth programs, and R.I.S.E. Director Dr. Mark Lomax (inset far left), as well as Columbus City Council member Michelle Mills and Weinland Park Community Civic Association president Brandyn McElroy (left) were among those who celebrated the unveiling of the first design (above) by artist John Grosvenor in April.
“Summer favorite series is back with eclectic lineup, screened using 35mm prints. Movie lovers can again enjoy the big screen under the stars.” —ONCAMPUS ON WEX DRIVE-IN
“Hands-down the best party for a good cause in Columbus.” —COLUMBUS MONTHLY ON OFF THE GRID
One sure sign that summer has started in Columbus: crowds enjoying free Wex Drive-In screenings outdoors on our plaza (pictured at top). Recent films have included Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window (1954), Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks! (1996), and Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited (2007), all presented in 35mm prints.
Hosted by GenWex, the center’s young patrons’ group, this year’s Off the Grid benefit (pictured above) drew some 500 partygoers. The contemporary art party of the season featured bites from Columbus’s finest restaurants and dancing to the beats of Brooklyn-based DJ Lauren Flax (left), among other acts. It was fun with a purpose, with all funds raised going to Wex education programs.
“Soulfully explores the impact of a mass shooting on a community…. The Wexner presentation benefits in deeper ways from the participation of Harmony Project.” —COLUMBUS DISPATCH ON THE EVENTS
“Visit the Wexner Center on any given day and you’re likely to encounter something you’ve never seen before. It’s a hive of creativity, a ‘laboratory,’ as the institution’s benefactor Leslie H. Wexner prefers to call it, for both the Ohio State University and the city of Columbus at large.”— (614) MAGAZINE
Wexner Center programs regularly address pressing social issues, and our anniversary season offered several powerful examples. Columbus’s Harmony Project joined London-based Actors Touring Company for seven performances of David Greig’s play The Events (top), about the aftermath of a mass shooting. The performances were accompanied by residency activities and post-performance discussions that gathered voices from the community to discuss gun violence. Anita Hill (inset left and center stage) joined director Freida Lee Mock and Ohio State’s Wendy G. Smooth (Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) for a discussion and screening of Mock’s documentary Anita. High school students (left) enjoyed Through a Lens Darkly—a documentary about African American artists using photography and film for social change—as part of our WorldView program. Ohio State faculty Maurice Stevens (Comparative Studies), Leslie Alexander (African and African American Studies), and Joni Acuff (Art Education, pictured above from left) engaged students after the screening.
Families enjoyed hands-on crafts, an ice cream social, and films from every continent at the perennially popular annual Zoom Family Film Festival, now in its 11th year.
This year marked the 20th anniversary of Ohio Shorts, our annual juried event celebrating short works by filmmakers from the region. Stimulating the creativity of veteran and first-time artists alike, this Mayâ€™s showcase combined youth and adult division entries (and featured films by the young filmmakers pictured at left).
*Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes May 17–August 3, 2014 Organized for the Oakland Museum of California by independent curator Susan Miller and René de Guzman, Senior Curator of Art, Oakland Museum of California. Organized for the Wexner Center by David Filipi, Director of Film/Video.
*Eye of the Cartoonist: Daniel Clowes’s Selections from Comics History May 17–August 3, 2014 Organized by the Wexner Center. Special thanks to Jenny Robb, Caitlin McGurk, and the staff at Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum for their generous assistance with this exhibition. Gallery guide published by the Wexner Center.
*Comic Future May 17–August 3, 2014 Organized by Ballroom Marfa, Texas, and curated by its Executive Director Fairfax Dorn.
*Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection September 21–December 31, 2014 Organized by the Wexner Center, and curated by Robert Storr, Professor and Dean of the Yale University School of Art. Catalogue and gallery guide published by the Wexner Center. Interactive gallery experience and website wexarts.org/explore coproduced with Eyethink and Mills James. A video coproduced with Mills James titled “Contemporary Voices on Modern Masters,” featuring interviews with curator Robert Storr; artists Joan Semmel, Mary Reid Kelley, Laura Lisbon, Diana Al-Hadid, Michael Mercil, Kerry James Marshall, and Carroll Dunham; and architects Steven Holl and Daniel Libeskind
*Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume 1 February 7–April 12, 2015 Organized by the Wexner Center with help from Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, and curated by Bill Horrigan, Wexner Center Curator at Large. The production of the work was generously supported by Rose Issa.
*Catherine Opie: Portraits and Landscapes May 16–August 2, 2015 Organized by the Wexner Center and curated by Bill Horrigan, Wexner Center Curator at Large. Gallery guide published by the Wexner Center. Special thanks to Regen Projects for their assistance with this exhibition.
*Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting May 16–August 2, 2015 Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and curated by Kathryn Kanjo, Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
WEXNER CENTER ARTIST RESIDENCY AWARD RECIPIENT Sarah Oppenheimer *Featured artists, curators, or other creative professionals associated with these exhibitions participated in artists’ talks, discussion sessions, and other events for Ohio State students and the public.
*Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present February 7–April 12, 2015 Organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art/ Boston and curated by Jenelle Porter, Mannion Family Senior Curator. Gallery guide published by the Wexner Center.
Programs from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015
Mark Turner Quartet September 26 *The Events by David Greig Actors Touring Company featuring Harmony Project September 30–October 5 + Post-performance discussions with the following local authorities: (October 1) Paul Denton, Chief of Police of Ohio State’s Department of Public Safety; Dr. Micky Sharma, Director of Ohio State’s Counseling and Consultation Service; and actors Derbhle Crotty and Clifford Samuel; (October 2) Maurice Stevens, Associate Professor in Ohio State’s Department of Comparative Studies, and members of Actors Touring Company; (October 3) Ramin Gray, Director of The Events and Artistic Director of Actors Touring Company; Jennifer Schlueter, Assistant Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies of Ohio State’s Department of Theatre; and Randolph Roth, Professor, Ohio State’s Department of History and author of American Homicide; (October 4, matinee) Ramin Gray, Director of The Events and Artistic Director of Actors Touring Company, and Lesley Ferris, Interim Chair, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of Ohio State’s Department of Theatre; (October 4, evening) Ramin Gray, Director of The Events and Artistic Director of Actors Touring Company, and Lesley Ferris, Interim Chair, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of Ohio State’s Department of Theatre.
Laurie Anderson for the Kronos Quartet Landfall October 11 *Aakash Odedra Rising October 23–26 US premiere.
Miranda July New Society November 20 Lee Konitz Quartet December 5 Richard Maxwell New York City Players Isolde January 24
*Stan’s Cafe The Cardinals February 5–8 Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio February 14 *Erik Friedlander and Mitch Epstein American Power February 27–28 + Q&A with students participating in Pages
*Samita Sinha Cipher March 27–28 A National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund project co-commissioned by the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University in partnership with Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), REDCAT at the California Institute of the Arts, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, and NPN.
Vijay Iyer Trio April 16 *Ann Hamilton and SITI Company the theater is a blank page April 23–26 World premiere. Wexner Center Artist Residency Award project. Commissioned by the Wexner Center. + Free dress and technical rehearsals for the public. + Two open rehearsals for Ohio State students and faculty.
NEXT @ WEX Next@Wex Fest Neutral Milk Hotel with Circulatory System and Connections July 20 Proceeds benefit Wexner Center educational programs and CD102.5 for the Kids. Presented with our partners at PromoWest Productions and CD102.5 FM.
Bombino September 10 Metronomy September 14
Sharon Van Etten with Tiny Ruins October 9 Sinkane with Helado Negro October 30 Nils Frahm with Dawn of Midi November 18 Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band November 21 Perfume Genius with Jenny Hval March 16 The Mountain Goats with Stephen Brodsky April 22 Stephin Merritt (of the Magnetic Fields) with Advance Base May 16 Next@Wex Fest Belle and Sebastian with Jungle and Son Lux June 14 Proceeds benefit Wexner Center educational programs and CD102.5 for the Kids. Presented with our partners at PromoWest Productions and CD102.5 FM.
WEXNER CENTER ARTIST RESIDENCY AWARD RECIPIENT Ann Hamilton and SITI Company *The featured artists or representatives of these companies participated in discussion sessions, master classes, or other programs with Ohio State students.
Media Arts and Film/Video SERIES
Retrospective: Richard Linklater
Zoom: Family Film Festival
Oklahoma! (Fred Zinnemann, 1955)
+ Reception + Introduction by Richard Linklater + Post-screening conversation with Richard Linklater, Wexner Center Film/Video Director David Filipi, and IFC President Jonathan Sehring
Kid Flix Mix The Boy and the World (Alê Abreu, 2014)
The Young Girls of Rochefort (Jacques Demy, 1967)
Bad News Bears (2005)
Felix (Roberta Durrant, 2013)
Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965)
Before Sunset (2004)
Godzilla: The Japanese Original (Ishiro Honda, 1954)
Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater (Gabe Klinger, 2013)
Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais, 1961)
Me and Orson Welles (2008)
A Summer Abroad ’14 A Hard Day’s Night (Richard Lester, 1964) The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Jacques Demy, 1964)
Il sorpasso (Dino Rissi, 1962) Death by Hanging (Nagisa Oshima, 1968) The Man Who Left His Will on Film (Nagisa Oshima, 1970) Je t’aime je t’aime (Alain Resnais, 1968) Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog, 1979) Queen Margot (Patrice Chéreau, 1994) A Summer’s Tale (Eric Rohmer, 1996) That Man from Rio (Philippe de Broca, 1964) Beauty and the Devil (René Clair, 1950) 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968) Marketa Lazarová (František Vláčil, 1967) July 5–September 3
Before Sunrise (1995)
Belle and Sebastian (Nicolas Vanier, 2014)
I Swan (Kong Sheng, 2012) I Am Eleven (Genevieve Bailey, 2011) Zoom Out: Playful Experiments in Cinema Giraffada (Rani Massalha, 2013)
School of Rock (2003)
+ Saturday Morning Cereal and Pajama Party (hosted by Heirloom) + Hands-On Crafts and Activities + Ice Cream Social (featuring Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams)
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
December 4–December 7
Bernie (2011) Before Midnight (2013)
Waking Life (2001) Tape (2001) Fast Food Nation (2006) *Dazed and Confused (1993) July 21–September 2 *Screened in conjunction with the Fall Student Party.
Retrospective: Catherine Breillat Fat Girl (2001) Sex Is Comedy (2002) 36 fillette (1988) Anatomy of Hell (2004) Romance (1999)
Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema Innocent Sorcerers (Niewinni czarodzieje, Andrzej Wajda, 1960) Ashes and Diamonds (Popiół i diament, Andrzej Wajda, 1958) The Illumination (Iluminacja, Krzysztof Zanussi, 1972) Blind Chance (Przypadek, Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1981) A Short Film about Killing (Krótki film o zabijaniu, Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1987) Jump (Salto, Tadeusz Konwicki, 1965)
+ Introduction by Catherine Breillat
+ Introduction by Daniel W. Pratt
Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954) July 17, 2014
Abuse of Weakness (2013) + Introduction by Catherine Breillat
Black Cross (Krzyżacy, Aleksander Ford, 1960)
Mars Attacks! (Tim Burton, 1996) August 14, 2014 The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson, 2007) June 18, 2015
Bluebeard (2009) The Sleeping Beauty (2010) September 11–30 Retrospective: Terry Zwigoff Crumb (1994) Louie Bluie (1985) A Conversation with Terry Zwigoff Bad Santa: The Director’s Cut (2003) Ghost World (2001) Art School Confidential (2006) October 9–23
To Kill This Love (Trzeba zabić tę miłość, Janusz Morgenstern, 1972) Mother Joan of the Angels (Matka Joanna od Aniołów, Jerzy Kawalerowicz, 1961) January 8–29 Organized by Propaganda Foundation, DI Factory, Cyfrowe Repozytorium Filmowe, Warsaw, and The Film Foundation, New York and Los Angeles; in cooperation with Milestone Film and Video, New Jersey, Studio Filmowe Tor, Zebra Studio Filmowe, and Studio Filmowe KADR, Warsaw; and with the support of The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, Polish Film Institute, and National Audiovisual Institute, Warsaw. Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Slavic and Eastern European Languages and Cultures and its Polish Studies Initiative, the Polish American Club, and the Ohio State Polish Club.
Retrospective: Mario Monicelli
Hiroshima mon amour (Alain Resnais, 1959)
Alan Berliner + Introduction by Alan Berliner
The Passionate Thief (1960)
+ Public afterparty at Seventh Son Brewing Co. Restored by Argos Films, Fondation Gan pour le Cinéma, Fondation Technicolor pour le Patrimoine de Cinéma, and Cineteca di Bologna, with support from the CNC.
For Love and Gold (1966)
Milestones in Disney Animation
Dear Michael (1976) February 5–19
Why Be Good? (William A. Seiter, 1929)
Presented in association with Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Rome.
Restored by Warner Bros. at L’Immagine Ritrovata, Bologna, and released by Warner Bros.
+ Introduction by Brett Kashmere
February 25–March 1
The Organizer (1963) The Great War (1959) Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)
Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration Suzan Pitt: New Restorations + Introduction by Suzan Pitt Films restored by and prints courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.
Jamaica Inn (Alfred Hitchcock, 1939) + Introduction by Tim Lanza, Vice President and Archivist, Cohen Film Collection Restored by Cohen Film Collection in conjunction with the British Film Institute and released by Cohen Film Collection.
Burroughs: The Movie (Howard Brookner, 1983) Restored by Pinball London Ltd from a Museum of Modern Art print and released by Janus Films.
Restoring Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy + Presented by Lee Kline, Technical Director, Criterion Collection
Hollywood Studio Restoration: Sony Pictures + Presented by Grover Crisp, Executive Vice President of Asset Management, Film Restoration and Digital Mastering, Sony Pictures
Sandra (Luchino Visconti, 1965) Restored and released by Sony Pictures.
The King and the Mockingbird (Paul Grimault, 1952/80) Restored by Studio Canal and released by Rialto Pictures.
Syncopation (William Dieterle, 1942) Restored by Cohen Film Collection at Modern VideoFilm and released by Cohen Film Collection.
Films restored by the Walt Disney Studio.
Essential 3D Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Werner Herzog, 2010) Pina (Wim Wenders, 2011)
First Cousin Once Removed (2013) November 12 Copresented with the Columbus Jewish Film Festival, Leventhal Visiting Artists Fund, Columbus Jewish Foundation, Ohio State Film Studies Program, and OSU Hillel.
Brett Kashmere From Deep (2014)
Tom Hayes Two Blue Lines (2014) + Introduction by Tom Hayes
Hugo (Martin Scorsese, 2011)
Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, 2013)
Futuro Beach (2014)
Dial M for Murder (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)
+ Introduction by Karim Aïnouz
February 21 Josephine Decker
Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard, 2014) March 5–25
+ Introduction by Josephine Decker
Thou Wast Mild and Lovely (2014)
Butter on the Latch (2013) March 27
Steve James Life Itself (2014) + Introduction by Steve James
July 15 Beth B Exposed (2013) + Introduction by Beth B
September 12 Roger Beebe + Introduction by and discussion with Roger Beebe
October 8 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Art.
+ Introduction by Josephine Decker
March 28 Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden Almost There (2014) + Introduction by and discussion with Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden
April 3 Matías Piñeiro Rosalinda (2010) Viola (2012) April 8 The Princess of France (2014) + Introduction by Matías Piñeiro
Symphony in Black (Fred Waller, 1935)
Only Angels Have Wings (Howard Hawks, 1939)
Let Your Light Shine
The Measure of All Things (2014)
+ Introduction by Jodie Mack
+ Narration by Sam Green and live music by The Quavers
Restored by Sony Pictures.
Last Reel (Steven Bognar, 2014)
+ Introduction by Steven Bognar
Flood Tide (2013) + Introduction by Todd Chandler + Live music accompaniment by Todd Chandler and Marshall LaCount
CONTEMPORARY SCREEN Just a Sigh (Jérôme Bonnell, 2013) July 18–19 Young and Beautiful (François Ozon, 2013) July 25–26 What Is Cinema? (Chuck Workman, 2013) August 22–23 Manakamana (Stephanie Spray & Pacho Velez, 2013) September 4 Sundance Film Festival Short Films September 5 Kino B: Contemporary Cinema by Berlin-Based Artists + Introduction by curator Caroline Koebel
Jauja (Lisandro Alonso, 2014) May 14 & 16 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Isao Takahata, 2013) May 19 Screened in conjunction with the exhibition World of Shojo Manga! Mirrors of Girls’ Desires, on view at Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.
Hard to Be a God (Aleksei German, 2013) May 26 The Mafia Only Kills in Summer (Pierfrancesco Diliberto, 2013) June 4 Queen and Country (John Boorman, 2014) June 12–13
About Elly (Asghar Farhadi, 2009) June 19–20
The Best of Ottawa International Animation Festival 2014 November 7
Stray Dogs (Tsai Ming-liang, 2013) November 8 Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard, 2014) November 20–21 Force Majeure (Ruben Östlund, 2014) January 16–17 Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako, 2014) February 7–8 2014 Sundance Film Festival Animated Shorts March 4 Interstellar (Christopher Nolan, 2014) March 6–7 Human Capital (Paolo Virzì, 2013) April 17 Story of My Death (Albert Serra, 2013) May 7 Girlhood (Céline Sciamma, 2014) May 8–9
Emma Dante: Sud Costa Occidentale (Clarissa Cappellani, 2011) September 5 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Theatre and presented in conjunction with the North American premiere of Sud Costa Occidentale's Operetta Burlesque (September 3–5, 2014) and the symposium “Breaking Boundaries without Burning Bridges,” both hosted by the Department of Theatre, and the exhibit Emma Dante—Ten Years in the Works, at Ohio State’s Thompson Library.
Charlie Victor Romeo (Robert Berger, Patrick Daniels & Karlyn Michelson, 2013) October 2 Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (Thomas Allen Harris, 2014) October 24 Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies (Arne Glimcher, 2008) October 25 Screened in conjunction with Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection.
Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity (Catherine Gund, 2014) + Introduction by Catherine Gund and Elizabeth Streb, with post-screening Q&A
National Gallery (Frederick Wiseman, 2014) January 24 Shield and Spear (Petter Ringbom, 2014) + Introduction by Executive Producer Marquise Stillwell
January 31 Dance@30FPS February 12 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Dance.
Actress (Robert Greene, 2014) March 13 Maidan (Sergei Loznitsa, 2014) April 2 1971 (Johanna Hamilton, 2014) May 1–2 On the Way to School (Pascal Plisson, 2014) + Presented as part of Zoom: Films for Families
May 2 Because I Was a Painter (Christophe Cognet, 2013) May 22–23 Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll (John Pirozzi, 2014) May 28–29 Forbidden Films: The Hidden Legacy of Nazi Film (Felix Moeller, 2014) June 26–27 CLASSICS The General (Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman, 1926) + Live musical accompaniment by Alloy Orchestra
September 29 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966) October 3 The Epic of Everest (Captain John Noel, 1924) October 10 Vampire’s Kiss (Robert Bierman, 1989) October 31
The Mystery of Picasso (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1956) November 9
From Mayerling to Sarajevo (Max Ophüls, 1940) May 21
Screened in conjunction with Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection.
Screened in conjunction with Cinevent, Columbus’s annual gathering of cinephiles and collectors.
Polyester (John Waters, 1981) November 14–15 Level Five (Chris Marker, 1997)
The Trial (Orson Welles, 1962) June 5–6
Hope and Glory (John Boorman, 1987) June 11
Stooge-a-thon November 28
FILM STUDIES LECTURES & OTHER PRESENTATIONS
+ Introduction by Bill Horrigan
Screened in conjunction with Zoom: Family Film Festival.
Popeye (Robert Altman, 1980) December 12 Screened in conjunction with the opening of King of the Comics: William Randolph Hearst and 100 Years of King Features Syndicate at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.
Prince Valiant (Henry Hathaway, 1954) December 14 Screened in conjunction with the opening of King of the Comics: William Randolph Hearst and 100 Years of King Features Syndicate at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.
Fedora (Billy Wilder, 1978) December 19 Gregory Markopoulos: Film as Film January 30 Wings of the Morning (Harold D. Schuster, 1937) March 17 El Mariachi (Robert Rodriguez, 1992) + Introduction by Frederick Luis Aldama and book signing
April 14 Stations of the Elevated (Manfred Kirchheimer, 1981) Daybreak Express (D. A. Pennebaker, 1953) The Wonder Ring (Stan Brakhage, 1955) April 22
Sandra Macpherson Bad Romance: Or, Heterosexuality September 11 Presented in conjunction with the film series Retrospective: Catherine Breillat. Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of English.
Francesco Pitassio Transnational Neorealism April 13 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of French and Italian and the Film Studies Program.
SECRET CINEMA The American Dreamer (L. M. Kit Carson & Lawrence Schiller, 1971) December 10 Experiment in Terror (Blake Edwards, 1962) April 24 SPECIAL EVENTS Spotlight on the Criterion Collection Conversation with producers Kim Hendrickson and Curtis Tsui Featuring My Darling Clementine (John Ford, 1946) October 14 Screening/Discussion Anita (Freida Lee Mock, 2013) Introduced by Anita Hill and Freida Lee Mock November 6 For more information see the education and public programs list.
Found Footage Festival December 16
Bert Williams: Lime Kiln Club Field Day (1913) + Introduction by Ron Magliozzi, Museum of Modern Art, New York + Live musical accompaniment by Derek DiCenzo and Dave DeWitt
March 26 Preserved by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, with support from the Lillian Gish Trust for Film Preservation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Celeste Bartos Fund for Film Preservation.
Banff Mountain Film Festival March 31–April 1 Cosponsored by Ohio State's Department of Recreational Sports Outdoor Adventure Center.
Rare Baseball Films: The Newsreels April 10–11 + Introduction by David Filipi, Director of Film/Video Cosponsored by Ohio State's Department of Recreational Sports.
Ohio Shorts + Public reception
April 25 THE BOX Tar Creek (Lydia Moyer, 2013) July Jeu de paume (Joshua Mosley, 2014) August Perfect Conditions (Julia Scher, 1989/2014) January Model Workers (William E. Jones, 2014) February Disgraced Monuments (Laura Mulvey and Mark Lewis, 1991–93) March cold storage (Erik Levine, 2014) April Involuntary Reception (Kristin Lucas, 2000) May A Cinematic Study of Fog in San Francisco (Sam Green and Andy Black, 2013) June
Education and Public Programs ON TOUR 2014–15 Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary
Evan Meaney: work in progress Stephen Connolly: Red Lining (2015) Deborah Stratman: Illinois Parables (work in progress)
UCLA Film & Television Archive, Los Angeles, CA, July 11–August 15
Matt Porterfield: Take What You Can Carry (2015)
National Gallery of Art, American University, Washington, DC
Guy Maddin: The Forbidden Room (2015)
+ Opening night introduction by Chris Stults, Associate Curator, Film/Video
January 23–February 28 Rare Baseball Films: The Newsreels Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL + Introduction by David Filipi, Director of Film/Video
July 27 Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, NY, + Introduction by David Filipi, Director of Film/Video
August 13 WEXNER CENTER ARTIST RESIDENCY AWARD RECIPIENT Liza Johnson FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM ARTISTS Jennifer Reeder: Blood Below the Skin (2015) Nancy Andrews: The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes (2015) Daisy Wright and Tamar Rogoff: Enter the Faun (2014) Tom Snelgrove: High Arctic Link (work in progress) Ana Bilankov: New Town Future Film (2014) Erin Espelie: The Lanthanide Series (2014)
Paul Hill and April Martin: Cincinnati Goddamn (2014) Liza Johnson: Nervous (work in progress) Among other touring programs and screenings, Jennifer Reeder’s A Million Miles Away (2014) premiered at the 2014 Rotterdam International Film Festival, toured to several international film festivals (including this year's Winterthur International Short Film Festival, where it won the grand prize), and showed in the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Just after the Sundance screening, Reeder premiered her newest work, Blood Below the Skin (2015), at this year’s Berlinale where it was nominated for a Teddy Award. It recently played at the Ann Arbor Film Festival and will be screening at the BAMcinemaFest and the Hamburg International Short Film Festival. Residency Award artist Guy Maddin's The Forbidden Room (2015) premiered at Sundance. Nancy Andrew’s The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes (2015) premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. Residency Award artist Matt Porterfield's Take What You Can Carry (2015) premiered at this year’s Berlinale. Erin Espelie's The Lanthanide Series (2014) premiered at CPH: DOX and showed at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden’s Almost There has shown at several festivals and will be screened on public television (POV) in the upcoming year.
PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS Tours for school groups (Grades K–12) This year, over 12,000 K–12 students had the opportunity to tour our fall exhibition, Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, which was a tremendous increase to our typical tour season of 2,000 visitors!
Expanded Classroom: Contemporary Art in Practice (Grades K–8) WorldView: Cultural Intersections with Image and Identity (Grades 9–12) Seminar for students that builds on the cross-cultural understandings and perspectives that engage and influence many contemporary artists. Discussions followed screening and exhibition tours.
The Long March: Civil Rights, Cartoons, & Comics Exhibition at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum August 16–November 30 Remembering the Act: Archival Reflections on Civil Rights in 1964 Exhibition at Thompson Library September 13, 2014–January 4, 2015 Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (Thomas Allen Harris, 2014) Screening and Discussion December 10 Art & Environment Class (Grades 11–12) Fall 2014 Interventions: Students Respond to the Environment + Exhibition: December 18–31 + Reception: December 18
Kirsten Leenaars: work in progress
Film Screenings for School Groups
Erik Levine: cold storage (2015) and Untitled (work in progress)
Giraffada December 5
Laura Larson: Channeling (2014)
I Swan December 8 On the Way to School May 5
Pages: An Art & Writing Program (Grades 9–12) Featured arts experiences: American Power (performance); Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present (exhibition); Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume 1 (exhibition); and Forbidden Voices: How to Start a Revolution with a Computer (film).
August–May + Reception and Open Mic Reading, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Whitehall Branch
PROGRAMS FOR FAMILY, YOUTH, AND TEENS
Other Prom: Masquerade May 23 Cosponsored with Kaleidoscope Youth Center.
Outreach programs in the Weinland Park neighborhood with the Huckleberry House, Godman Guild, Kaleidoscope Youth Center, and the Boys and Girls Club of Columbus. Outreach for the year included a major intiative called the Weinland Park Billboard Project.
SELECTED ADULT PUBLIC PROGRAMS Exhibition and Artist’s Talks, Panel Discussions, and Endowed Programs The Events by David Greig: Panel Discussions
PROGRAMS FOR EDUCATORS AND DOCENTS
The Tempest by William Shakespeare July 16–17 & 19–20
September 30–October 7
In-service programs and networking/outreach with educators and teachers in training
Cosponsored with Ohio State’s Department of Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Ohio State’s Nisonger Center.
Lecture: T. J. Clark Picasso's Two Great Nudes from 1932
Adapted and directed by Kelly Hunter
(see complete program list in the film/video section)
Lambert Family Lecture 2014: Robert Storr and Carroll Dunham in Conversation November 3
The Magic of the Children’s Book
Art in Action
November 28–December 7 With authors Michelle Herman and Joshua Jay
A school-year-long partnership with Starling STEM K–8 and Starling teachers and students focused on art as a vehicle for communication and social consciousness.
Ohio Shorts Youth Division 2015 Screening Party, April 25
Wex Lab Workshops
May 14 Teacher Season Preview September 25 Capital Day
Human Form in Modern Art Teen workshop with Jean Pitman and Bryan Moss
October 11 12 GIRLS: Un-Selfie Video Teen workshops with Liz Roberts
Figures of Speech October 17
February 15 & March 3
Teacher Tour Night February 17
Teen workshop with Rebecca Morton, Jean Pitman, and Friends
Art & Environment Online Course for Teachers
+ Book signing
Zoom: Family Film Festival
Gallery education programs for docents: an academic-year-long initial training course and ongoing enrichment and practicum sessions serving new and continuing docents.
+ Reception, Starling STEM K–8
(see complete program list in the performing arts section)
Crafty Fiber Jam April 4 Weinland Park Billboard Project Celebration April 11 The Weinland Park Billboard Project represents a collaboration between the Wexner Center and R.I.S.E. Youth Club. R.I.S.E. (Resilience, Integrity, Strength, and Excellence) is a partnership between the Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbus and Godman Guild Association to provide a year-round, drop-in, after-school program for middle- and high-school youth living in Weinland Park. This project is made possible by the Weinland Park Collaborative, a consortium of stakeholders focused on improving and sustaining the quality of life in Columbus’s Weinland Park neighborhood.
Made possible by generous support from the Lambert Family Lecture Series Endowment Fund.
Artist’s Talk: Kerry James Marshall November 7 Cosponsored by the Wexner Center and the Ohio Art Education Association.
Yve-Alain Bois with Lisa Florman and Philip Armstrong in Conversation The Artistic Milieu of Postwar Paris November 14 Transfigurations: New Perspectives A Student Symposium December 4 Artists’ Talk: Anne Wilson and Josh Faught February 26 Artist’s Talk: Beryl Korot March 24 Artist’s Talk: Hassan Hajjaj April 8 Catherine Opie and Jack Whitten in Conversation with Tyler Green May 15
Selected Community, University, and Member Events Gallery Events Art on the Brain February–June Double Take Gallery Talks Conversations suggested by current exhibitions with Ohio State guests from varied disciplines
Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume 1 Featuring Ryan Skinner (School of Music) and Denise Noble (Department of African American and African Studies)
March 5 Group exhibition tours Walk-In Tours Selected Cosponsored Events Curator’s Talk: Alexander Provan September 4 Cosponsored by the Wexner Center, Ohio State’s Department of History of Art’s Curatorial Practices Initiative, and Ohio State’s Department of Art’s Living Culture Initiative.
Curator’s Talk: Anthony Huberman September 25 Cosponsored by the Wexner Center, Ohio State’s Department of History of Art’s Curatorial Practices Initiative, and Ohio State’s Department of Art’s Living Culture Initiative.
Artist’s Talk: Sue Coe Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others October 9 Cosponsored by the Wexner Center and Ohio State’s Humanities Institute.
Writer’s Reading: Joshua Wolf Shenk Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs + Book signing
October 13 Cosponsored by the Wexner Center and the Columbus Museum of Art.
Curator’s Talk: Lucy Lippard October 23 Cosponsored by the Wexner Center, Ohio State’s Department of History of Art’s Curatorial Practices Initiative, and Ohio State’s Department of Art’s Living Culture Initiative.
Screening and Discussion: Anita (Freida Lee Mock, 2013)
First Sundays Free Thursdays (after 4 pm)
+ Introduction by Anita Hill and Freida Lee Mock
Featuring free gallery admission
November 6 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s The Women’s Place, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity, Gender Initiatives in STEMM, Multicultural Center, Asian American Studies, Department of African American and African Studies, Sexuality Studies, Department of Comparative Studies, and the Department of History’s Modern U.S. History Seminar.
Writer’s Reading: Zadie Smith A Conversation on Race, Writing and Culture November 13 Cosponsored by the Wexner Center, Ohio State’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and MFA Program in Creative Writing in the Department of English.
Writer’s Talk: Susan Stewart January 15 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Humanities and Department of English.
Artist’s Talk: Arno Rafael Minkkinen February 12 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Art.
Artist’s Talk: Kurt Hentschläger March 11 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Art’s Art & Technology program.
Screening and Discussion: I’m Not Racist… Am I? (Catherine Wigginton Greene, 2014) + Reception
March 23 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion; Department of English; Department of Teaching and Learning; College of Education and Human Ecology’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion; Multicultural Center; Wexner Center for the Arts; Department of African American and African Studies; College of Social Work; Asian American Studies Program; Department of Comparative Studies; Diversity and Identity Studies Collective (DISCO); Humanities Institute; Latino/a Studies Program; Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; The Women’s Place; and The Implicit Bias Collaborative.
The Results: Shakespeare and Autism—Intervention in the Columbus Community May 14 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Theatre.
Super Sundays Super Sunday: FiberFull March 1 Exhibition Previews and Receptions September 20 (Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection) February 6 (Winter Exhibitions) May 15 (Spring Exhibitions) Fall Student Party September 2 Transfigurations Opening Parties A Magical Evening with Perlman and Picasso September 18 Donors Circles Party September 19 Members Party September 20 Member Appreciation Days December 4–7 GenWex Presents Pre-Show Warm-Up: Sinkane October 30 Coffee Talks: Gallery Tour and Conversation December 14 & March 8 Off the Grid Warm-ups April 15 & May 7 Off the Grid May 30 Private exhibition and building tours Private receptions before or after selected events
Thanks to You— Our Donors The Wexner Center for the Arts thanks all our contributors and members for their generosity. We are proud to receive support from The Ohio State University and from individuals, foundations, corporations, and public agencies in this community, across the nation, and around the world. This public/private collaboration enables the center to pursue and strengthen our mission to serve as a creative laboratory, a place where diverse audiences can discover the arts of our time and where artists can realize and share their work and vision. If you are interested in supporting the work of the Wexner Center, please call the development office at (614) 292-3069 or the membership office at (614) 292-1777. ENDOWMENT GIFTS The following endowments have been established to support the Wexner Center and our programs in perpetuity. Endowed funds may be created through direct donations or as part of your estate plan. The Wexner Center for the Arts Building Fund Leslie H. Wexner in memory of Harry L. Wexner Permanent Endowment Su Au Arnold Preservation and Maintenance Fund for the Wexner Center and Mershon Auditorium The Director’s Dialogue on Art and Social Change Endowment The Doris Duke Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts William Fung Family Endowment Fund Sherri Geldin Innovation Fund DeeDee and Herb Glimcher Program Fund The Anita and Michael Goldberg—Rite Rug Company and its founder, Duke Goldberg Endowment for Wexner Center Children and Family Programs Carl E. Haas Trust The Lambert Family Lecture Series Endowment L Brands Real Estate Division Fund for Architecture and Design Programs Ethel Manley Long Fund The John McKitrick Family Fund for Mershon Auditorium The Lawrence and Jean Mervis Education Endowment Fund The Ohio State University Class of 1934 Endowment Fund The Ohio State University Class of 1985 Endowment Fund The Jean E. Parish Endowment Shumate Family Endowment Fund The Mark T. Tappen Fund Tuckerman Family Endowment for Children’s Programs Harrison Koppel Wexner Endowment for Children’s Programs Wexner Center for the Arts Program Fund
Wexner Center Foundation Trustees Endowment Fund Wexner Center Program Endowment Fund Planned Gifts The following donors have made contributions through bequests or other types of deferred gifts. Adrienne and Sidney Chafetz Wexner Center for the Arts Endowment Fund of the Columbus Jewish Foundation Jean Parish Ric Wanetik and David Hagans GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT 2014–15 The following donors have made unrestricted gifts to support the Wexner Center’s general operations. Greater Columbus Arts Council The Columbus Foundation Robert B. Hurst Fund James W. Overstreet Fund Fred R. Place Fund Nationwide Foundation Ohio Arts Council SPECIAL PROJECT CONTRIBUTORS 2014–15 The following donors have made contributions to support specific Wexner Center programs and/or capital projects. American Electric Power Foundation Ameriprise Financial Arts Midwest Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Battelle Big Lots Foundation The Blackwell Bob Evans Farms, Inc. The British Council Cameron Mitchell Restaurants Cardinal Health Foundation Craig Colvin and Lisa Stein The Crane Group Easton Community Foundation Eclipse Corporation/Solar Imaging Evolution Security Solutions Express Nancy and Dave Gill Greater Columbus Arts Council Lenore and Bernard Greenberg Heidelberg Distributing Heirloom Huntington Ingram-White Castle Foundation Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Kaufman Development Kooperman Gillespie Mentel, Ltd.
The Kullman Group | Street Sotheby’s International Realty L brands Foundation James and Mary Lyski The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Richard M. Mershad Mōd Advisors National Endowment for the Arts National Performance Network Northstar Café The Ohio State University OYO Robert Gray Palmer and Susan Lee Simms Pam’s Market Popcorn, LLC PromoWest Productions Inc. Puffin Foundation West, Ltd. Resource/Ammirati Rohauer Collection Foundation, Inc. Rowe Boutique Joyce and Charles Shenk Susan Tomasky and Ron Ungvarsky Two Caterers Abigail and Leslie Wexner ZenGenius PROMOTIONAL SUPPORT alive! CD102.5 FM The Columbus Dispatch Columbus Parent Experience Columbus Kinopicz American The Ohio State University Orange Barrel Media Outlook (614) Magazine ThisWeek Community Newspapers WBNS 10TV COMMUNITY PARTNERS Ace of Cups Alison Rose Anthropologie Available Light Theatre Ballet Met Barcelona Restaurant & Bar Black Creek Bistro Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus/R.I.S.E. Program Café Bourbon Street Cameron Mitchell Premier Events The Chintz Room Columbus City Schools Columbus College of Art and Design Columbus Metropolitan Club Columbus Metropolitan Libraries Columbus Museum of Art Crowne Plaza Columbus-Downtown Denmark On High Dine Originals Columbus
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National Council The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP The Georgetown Company Richard and Mary L. Gray Foundation and Dedrea and Paul Gray Ivanhoe Cambridge LT Custom Furnishings Inc. Madesin General Contractors Ltd. Mall of America Oxford Properties Group PREIT Simon Property Group Trustees Council Acme Plastics, Inc. Alliance Data All New Glass, Inc. American Electric Power Arminak & Associates LLC Aronov Realty Management, Inc. Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation Aurora Capital Associates Axium Plastics Baker & McKenzie Big Lots Inc. Bocchi Laboratories Brad Jobe Inc. CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. CBRE New York Christie’s Continental Office Environments Copley Motorcars The Crane Group Curv imaging The Edwards Foundation Eyethink Fenwick & West LLP Firmenich Foundation Honda JPMorgan Chase & Co. Kirkland & Ellis LLP Knowlton Development Corporation The Macerich Company Matrix Psychological Services, Inc. Mishcon de Reya Nationwide The Olshan Family Onyx Packaging Corporation Permasteelisa North America PNC Primaris Management Inc. Regina Miracle International Limited Rouse Properties Schwarz Supply Source Sitt Asset Management Sogeti USA LLC Sotheby’s Vee Pak, Inc.
Benefactors Council Alberta Development Partners Anomatic Corporation Aptar Group, Inc. Artistic Carton Company Ascena Retail Group Avery Dennison Ballard Spahr LLP Bank of America Merrill Lynch Bogart Lingerie Ltd. Brandix Lanka Limited John and Jackie Bucksbaum The Cafaro Foundation Cahill Construction Inc. Cameron Mitchell Restaurants CASTO CBRE Ltd. CCL Industries Clover Group International Ltd. Commercial Contractors, Inc. Cosmetic Essence Innovations Decotech, Inc. Eckinger Construction Co. E. C. Provini Company, Inc. Emerson Network Power/Liebert Corporation Fontheim Partners, PC Forest City Enterprises Fortner Upholstering Fragrance Resources Inc. Gregory Greenfield & Associates, Ltd. Greif Inc. Hamilton Parker Co. Hammerson The Howard Hughes Corporation Jack Resnick & Sons Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate Jim Wilson & Associates LLC Karen Pearse Global Direct Lane Aviation Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. Lombardi Design & Manufacturing MAS Holdings (Pvt) Limited Sri Lanka M-Engineering Meuse Family Foundation New England Development O’Neil Langan Architects, PC Pacific Textiles Limited Patriot Place Performance Team Pinnacle Construction, Inc. RED Development Related Roosevelt Collection RR Donnelley The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Seven Continents Sonoco Starwood Retail Partners Steiner + Associates
The Superior Group Trademark Property Co. Troutman Sanders, LLP Turnberry Associates Urban Retail Properties, LLC Vista Packaging & Logistics Wilmorite, Inc. Chairman’s Council 20 VIC Management Inc. 644 BRDY Realty Accel, Inc. Acloché LLC Acock Associates Architects Aeron Lifestyle Technology Alene Candles, LLC Ampac Ann Arbor Distribution, Inc. APL Logistics Arent Fox LLP Array AT&T Ohio Baesman Group, Inc. Brickman Group Ltd. Brunet International (HK) Ltd. Building Systems Transportation Bulkley Dunton Business Furniture Installations, Inc. CarMax Foundation CBRE Central City Title Agency, Ltd. Commercial Cutting & Graphics, LLC Core Architects Cosmetic Laboratories of America LLC Creative Palette Inc. Dancor, Inc. Debs Corporation Electrical Service Professionals, Inc. Expolanka Freight Ltd. Fed Ex Jeffrey J. Feil Forward Air Solutions Fred Olivieri Construction Company Fuel Transport Inc. Garlock Printing and Converting Corporation Gildan Activewear Hellman Worldwide Logistics, Inc. HudsonYards Impact Digital International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. Jackel, Inc. Jones Day Kemper Holdings LLC Lambert Sheet Metal, Inc. Law Offices of John T. O’Rourke Lee Hecht Harrison Maersk Line MJB Electric Service Corp. Mock Woodworking Co.
Morguard Nelson's Seasonal Décor, LLC Nick Savko & Sons, Inc. ODW Logistics, Inc. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Ohio Arts Council Our Country Home, Inc. Parawin Industries, Ltd. Perez & Morris LLC Permit Resources, Inc. Pyramid Controls/Matthews International Robin Enterprises Co. Ruggles Sign Company SG360° - A Segerdahl Company Shremshock Architects, Inc. South Coast Plaza Special Dispatch of California, Inc. Standwill Packaging, Inc. Starr Digital Solutions Stone Source Direct Strategic Design Consulting, LLC Symrise, Inc. Triangle Distribution Inc./Linear Logistics Trinity Logistics USA UPM-Kymmene, Inc. U.S. Xpress, Inc. Vintage Hardwoods, LLC Vornado Realty Trust West-Camp Press, Inc. Wiedenbach Brown Co. W/S Development Associates, LLC Xerox Zeiger, Tigges & Little LLP Investors Council Anthropologie Empire Express, Inc. Goldberg Segalla LLP Holiday Image LLC Intimark, S.A. Lee M. Smith & Associates Co., L.P.A. Loeb Electric Company Luen Thai MKM Distribution Services, Inc O’Donnell Corporation Robert B. Aikens & Associates, LLC Stevens Transport Stikeman Elliott, LLP StreetMac Thompson Concrete, Ltd. VTL Transport Yakjin Trading Corporation Anonymous donor Advocates Council ABF Freight System, Inc. The Andrews Moving and Storage Company The Boston Consulting Group CaribEx Worldwide
Davaco Inc. De Jager Construction Inc. Demar Logistics, Inc. DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Expeditors Intentional of Washington, Inc. FARO Services, Inc. GPR Logistics dba The Gilbert Company Intelligrated Jack Studios J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter Kroll Associates, Inc. The Lions Minden Gross LLP Moody Nolan, Inc. National Delivery Systems, Inc. New Plaza Garment Factory Co. Ltd. Radiant Technology RCS Logistics Inc. Settle Muter Electric SMBH, Inc. Sovereign Logistics, Inc. UX Specialized Logistics Vargo Integrated Systems Inc. VFP Fire Systems Waste Management WESCO Distribution, Inc. Xpress Cargo, Inc. DONOR CIRCLES MEMBERS Donor Circles members belong to our highest categories of individual annual giving. They provide essential funding for all Wexner Center programs, while enjoying special member privileges and access year-round, including private donor events with artists in all fields, generous discounts, priority ticket assistance, and more. Trustees Circle: $25,000+ Benefactors Circle: $10,000–$24,999 Armory Circle: $5,000–$9,999 Producers Circle: $2,500–$4,999 Director’s Circle: $1,500–$2,499 Trustees Circle Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Akins Susan and Bob Alexander Carol and David Aronowitz Alex Fischer and Lori Barreras Don and Eydie Garlikov Nancy and Dave Gill Denise and Michael Glimcher Mary L. and Richard Gray Agnes Gund Thomas F. Havens James Henderson and Katherine Kuck Charlotte and Jack Kessler Liza Kessler and Greg Henchel Bob and Mary Kidder
David T. Kollat Nancy Kramer and Christopher Celeste Megan and Mark Kvamme Bill and Sheila Lambert Mershad Family Betsy and Craig Morrison Ann and Ron Pizzuti Edward G. Razek Stefan and Heidi Selig Thekla and Don Shackelford Joyce and Charles Shenk Alex and Renée Shumate Tim and Jenny Smucker Joy and Bruce Soll A. Alfred Taubman * The Trueman Family Diane and Martin Trust Peggy and Bob Walter Michael and Arlene Weiss Abigail and Leslie Wexner Ann and John F. Wolfe Anonymous donor Benefactors Circle George Barrett and Deborah Neimeth David and Beci Campisi Loann W. Crane Mike and Paige Crane Sherri Geldin Donna and Larry James Yvette McGee Brown and Anthony L. Brown Mark A. Morrow and Jeffery D. Chaddock Armory Circle Jamie Bersani Shelley Bird and Jerry Wiese Sally Crane Cox and Cary Cox Beth Crane and Richard McKee Jim Crane Tanny Crane and John Wolff Michael and Inez Eicher Sam and Gigi Fried Linda I. Heasley and Stephen F. Coady Jack Jackson and Robert Storbeck Merilynn and Tom Kaplin John S. Kobacker and Catherine Chapin Kobacker Allan R. Korb M.D. Fund Toby Devan Lewis Charles McGuigan Kelly Mooney and Scott Henningsen Mr. Douglas J. Preisse Carlos Radulovitch Lou Ann Moritz Ransom and H. R. Ransom Skestos Family Foundation Kathy and Fred Yaffe
Producers Circle Jeni and Charly Bauer Bridget Ryan Berman Dr. Brian and Teresa Biernat Elizabeth Boster and Sheila Clark Trish and John Cadwallader Johanna DeStefano Dr. Robert E. Falcone DeeDee and Herb Glimcher Ellen Glimcher Cindy and Larry Hilsheimer Char Hinson Lisa and Alan Hinson Beth Jarvis Mary and Tom Katzenmeyer Sarah and Dan Kay Java and Mark Kitrick Robert F. Klaffky Nancy Wolfe Lane Yung-Chen and Katherine K. Lu Mo and David Meuse Cynthia Mushrush and Randall Waters Janet and Vikram Rajadhyaksha Shyam Rajadhyaksha and Ram Rajadhyaksha Lynne and Martyn Redgrave Christy Rosenthal Johnathan Sosebee Catherine Strauss and John Lowe Susan Tomasky and Ron Ungvarsky Judy and Steve Tuckerman Sandra and Raymond Whitaker Director’s Circle Dana and Brent Adler Karim Ali and Ben Justice Jamie and Steve Allen Jody and Joel Altschule Andrew W. Bank Tom Bauer Jenni and David Belford Ashley, Ryder, and Rafael Bersani Mrs. Andrew Broekema Jennifer and Rick Brunner Geoff and Katie Chatas Anna and Nick Coe Marjie and Jeffrey Coopersmith Meredith and Jay Crane Shannon and Rob Crane Roxana and Bill Deadman Shelley Devore Melanie Dheel and Scott Rhodes Colleen Duffy Pamela and Trevor Ferger Sally Fingerett and Michael Stan Drs. Patricia and Steven Gabbe Dareth Gerlach Senator and Mrs. John Glenn Jessica Goldman and Timothy King Babette T. Gorman
Linda and Bob Gorman Dedrea and Paul Gray Jennifer Hanysh Tracy and David Harrison Jennifer Heitmeyer and Jay Panzer Kim and Todd Helvie Dr. Robert and Marcia Hershfield Vicki and Ken Hewes Celeste Holschuh David G. Horn and Victoria E. Powers Rebecca and Sebastian Ibel Vijaya Iyer and Jeff Smith Susan and Michael Jeffries Brett and Katie Kaufman Sarah and Edward Kistner Karen and Mark Koenig Monica and Doug Kridler Joe Kurzer Betty and Carl Lambert Denise Landman and Walter Palawsky Donna and Phillip Larsen Mary Lazarus Jennifer and Andrew Loughnane Karin Lunau and Leigh Schmid Nancy and Thomas Lurie Barb and Doug Martin Melinda McClimans Cookie and Douglas McIntyre Jennifer McNally and Michael Flamm Angela and David Meleca Allison and Andrew Meslow Karen and Neil Moss Rhonda and Michael Murnane Lynne and John Muskoff Cicely Wylde-Oubrerie and José Oubrerie D. Scott Owens and Kevin J. Kowalski Robert Gray Palmer and Susan Lee Simms Heidi Popadych and Craig White Jennifer Randle David Renner and Jordanne Renner Tasi and Kent Rigsby Neil Rosenberg Janice Roth Ann and L. Jack Ruscilli Patrick Sanderson Patti Shorr Marc A. Sigal and Amy R. Goldstein Ezra and Mary Ann “Skipper” Singer David Skeens and Dan Ambrose Maurice Stevens Cathy Taub Linda B. and J. Scott Taylor Una Yuhua Tsou and Ken Hunter Mei and Alex Tsou Connie and Craig Tuckerman Sharen and Charles Turney Susan and Matthew Ungar Anne Valentine and Kent Thompson Drs. John Wakelin and Anu Chauhan
Wexner Center Staff Donna and Rodney Wasserstrom Angela Westwater and David Meitus Amy Wharton Dave Whitaker and Glenn Barker Doug Williams and Susan Cohen Ed Wolf Janice and Herbert Wolman Bob Wood* Edward and Ellen Yen Family Fund Anonymous donor
DIRECTOR’S OFFICE Sherri Geldin, Director Jack Jackson, Deputy Director James Petsche, Administrative Associate
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP Support from Wexner Center members is crucial to our success; they are an integral part of the center’s vitality and enjoy generous benefits. Becoming a valued part of our member family is easy—just visit wexarts.org/join or call the membership office at (614) 292-1777. Memberships are also available at the Fellow ($500+), Patron ($250+), Household ($150+), and Friend ($75+) levels.
DEVELOPMENT Lindsey Beetem, Membership Assistant Diana Gerber, Development Assistant Julie Harrison, Development Assistant Stephen Morrow, Graduate Associate Katy M. Reis, Senior Development Officer, Individual Giving Christy Rosenthal, Director Karen Simonian, Advancement Projects Manager Mark Spurgeon, Membership Manager Lisa Wente, Senior Development Officer, Proposal Services
Vanguard Circle: $1,000–$1,499 Vanguard Circle Randy Arndt and Jeffrey Baker Katherine and Theodore Bauer Cristina Ceresoli and Joseph Licata Jill and Jerry Dannemiller Kenneth Douglas Janet and Sidney Druen David Filipi Julie Robbins and Jerry Friedman J. Ronald Green and Louisa Bertch Green Ronald Golovan Karen and Michael Jones Karen Bell and Ben Maiden Lisa Marmon Gerald M. McCue Mary and Jeff Mitchell Gyongyi and Tibor Nadasdy Ned Schwartz Patti and Stephen Steinour Mimi and Craig Taylor Sheila and Martin Torch Jay and Diane Vorys Alexandra and Chris Yessios Raymond and Etta Zimmerman We have made every effort to recognize all of our generous donors in this listing. If we have failed to acknowledge a gift accurately, please accept our apologies and call (614) 292-2395 so that we may include more accurate information in the future. All lists reflect gifts in the past year and are current as of June 16, 2015. *Deceased
DESIGN Erica Anderson, Director, Creative Services Brandon Ballog, Graphic Designer Barret Hoster, Graphic Designer Chris Jones, Director, Design
EDUCATION Verónica Betancourt, Graduate Associate Shelly Casto, Director Dionne Custer Edwards, Educator for School Programs Marisa Espe, Education Assistant Jo Anne Jenkins, Education Purchasing Assistant Uttara Manohar, Graduate Associate Tracie McCambridge, Educator for Docent and Teacher Programs Jean Pitman, Educator for Youth Programs Amanda Potter, Educator for Public and University Programs EXHIBITIONS Allison Buenger, Exhibitions Administrative Associate Jill Davis, Director of Exhibitions Management David Dickas, Assistant Exhibition Designer Bill Horrigan, Curator at Large Zak Kelley, Assistant Exhibition Designer Cheryl-Lynn May, Curatorial Assistant Mark Van Fleet, Registrar Mary Van Wassenhove, Assistant Registrar Patrick Weber, Exhibition Designer Lucy Zimmerman, Curatorial Assistant
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT AND ENGINEERING Tim Steele, Building Services Coordinator Jayne Williams, Director of Facilities Management and Engineering FILM/VIDEO Allison Buenger, Film/Video Administrative Associate David Filipi, Director Paul Hill, Studio Editor Jennifer Lange, Curator, Film/Video Studio Program Mike Olenick, Studio Editor Chris Stults, Associate Curator, Film/Video Adam Vincent, Film/Video Assistant FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION Melanie Dheel, Director Sherri Finley, Computer Systems Manager Peg Fochtman, HR/Fiscal Associate Kevin Hathaway, Senior Accountant MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS Jerry Dannemiller, Director Kristen Grayewski, Associate Editor Elizabeth Grunewald, Digital Content Editor Ann Jacobson, Graduate Associate Valerie Kohlwey, Marketing Data Coordinator Sylke Krell, Traffic, Production & Publications Manager Kellie Morgan, Community Outreach & Marketing Manager Erik Pepple, Media and Public Relations Manager Ryan Shafer, Publications Editor Adam Tracht, Web and Digital Media Producer Jennifer Wray, Marketing and Media Assistant PATRON SERVICES Jeff Benham, Manager, Ticketing Claudia Bonham, Rentals & Special Events Manager Megan Cavanaugh, Director Joanna Hammer, Coordinator, Ticketing Ashley Hrovat, Coordinator, Store Helyn Marshall, Manager, House Management Matt Reber, Manager, Store Ashley Stanton, Coordinator, House Management Nick Stull, Coordinator, House Management Stephanie Varnacini, Coordinator, Store & Rentals/Special Events
Wexner Center Volunteers House Management Part-time Event Staff Tim Bachelor Martin Brennan Tanya Butler Crystal Ceballos Brianna Collins Anne Courtney Lindsey Ehrman Amy Flowers Emilia Garber Susan Gregorek Dorian Ham Scott Hartman Marlin Hauff Lauren Hendricks Susan Hyde Tom Kelly Kristi Kloss Kaila Lee Taylor Lee Michelle Meier Patrick O'Donnel Allison Parks Jim Prater Jo-Ann Prater Kady Reeb Alayna Reckner Danielle Rennick Tim Ryan Samina Shaw Beau Simmons Joel Treadway Linda Watts James Westfall Adrian Willis PERFORMING ARTS Charles Helm, Director Sarah Swinford, Program Manager Adam Vincent, Performing Arts Associate TECHNICAL SERVICES Scott Austin, Design Engineer Sonia Baidya, Lighting Director Bill Barto, Mershon Auditorium Stage Manager Bruce Bartoo, Projectionist Andy Hensler, Performance Space Stage Manager Steve Jones, Design Engineer John Smith, Technical Services Manager Mike Sullivan, Design Engineer
COMMUNITY DOCENTS Sonya Albery Mary Bauer Sonia Bazán Joy Benatar Emily Biesemeier Dolores Blankenship Suzanne Cavazos Carol Collier Diane Driessen Monica Dunn Taryn Ely Patricia Fertel Sylvan Frank Susan Gerald Chris Hill Mary Hockenberry Kari Hoyt Andrew Hudson Jennifer Jones Meagan Jones Gisela Josenhans Alicia Lein Susan Levin Rebecca Lowther Caryn Neuman Patricia Pound Cynthia Puckett Neil Rector Shannon Reilly Kate Sherman Janet Shumaker Angie Snapp Anna Talarico Joan Tallan Irene Tesfai Debbie Verona Gisela Vitt Jody Wallace Peter Wray Myra Yavitch Xi Zhan DONOR CIRCLES COUNCIL Joyce Shenk, Co-Chair Judy Tuckerman, Co-Chair Karim Ali Jamie Allen Lori Barreras Ashley Bersani Trish Cadwallader Sheila Clark Paige Crane Colleen Duffy
Nancy Gill Ellen Glimcher Joe Kurzer Janice Roth Patti Shorr Renée Shumate Danielle Skestos GENWEX ADVISORY COMMITTEE Richard "Rick" Sanford, Chair Lindsay Acker Kate Bauer Jen Burton Jessica Burton Christie Crane Raeanne Ellis Amy Fleenor Molly Gilbride Dave Gillespie Cathleen Graves Joseph Licata Alex McCracken Betsy Pandora Zeta Pongonis Nikki Portman Jordanne Renner Maren Roth Cat Sheridan Samantha Stilp Yohannan "Yogi" Terrell Zach Waymer OFF THE GRID 2015 HOST COMMITTEE Lindsay Acker Kate Bauer Sonia Bazán Lauren Behrendt Ashley Bersani Jen Burton Jessica Burton Jevon Collins Robert Cooper Christie Crane Raeanne Ellis Melissa Fincher Amy Fleenor Tim Fulton Molly Gilbride Dave Gillespie Tyneisha Harden Rachel Howard Kareem Jackson Jenny James Eric Keller Greg Kullman
Kiki Kullman Joseph Licata Alex McCracken Elaine McLoughlin-Overholt Dan Ottinger Betsy Pandora Devyn Paros Tony Pellerite Zeta Pongonis Alison Porter Nikki Portman Liz Reed Jordanne Renner Larry Robertson Maren Roth Rick Sanford Nate Schott Julie Schultz Summit Shah Cat Sheridan Morgen Spon LaVelle Stillwelll Samantha Stilp Yohannan "Yogi" Terrell SHUMATE ENDOWMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL Jennifer Beard Anita Davis Raeanne Ellis Charles Hill Kai Landis Mark Lomax Ruth Lomax Steven Moore Oulanje Regan Alex Shumate Renee Shumate Toya Spencer Maurice Stevens VOLUNTEER USHERS Lisa Anfang Margaret Barga Rachel Barnes Joachim Bean Pat Bebo Paul Beck Stephen Black Timothy Black Antonio Bowens Diane Brant Amanda Brenske Jeanne Budde Joshua Carroll
Melissa Carter-Dempsey Vicki Chay-Wilkins Carly Cheton Ginny Cipolla Cathie Cline Lee Cohen Sylvia Collard Ester Connors Patrick Copeland Adam Crawford Marya DeBlasi Jennie DeStephano Pauline Dickey Barb Dittoe Mary Beth Donaldson Catherine Doran Diane Drotleff Kathleen Fields Sam Folmar Jayce Fryman Sandra Furman Kathy Goldsmith Marty Goldsmith Bill Gresham Debra Henrichs Jessica Jackson Deborah Jones Michelle Jung Mary Jane “MJ” Kibby Clea Klagstad Natalia Krutovskaya Cara Laviola Luann Laviola Syd Lifshin Brianne Linne Holly Longfellow Kathleen Luebbert Helyn Marshall Katie McCracken Megan McGlone Erin McGovern Lance Mitchell Ryan Mitchell Marina Mogilevsky Caryn Neumann Nancy Nixon Suzanne O'Leary Marquetta Peavy Stephanie Poole Marquita Queeley Michael Rex Connie Riegel Tammy Roberts Robin Robinson
Melinda Rosenberg Talia Shiroma Rachel Skwerer Stephanie Steelman Lexie Stoia Richard “Ross” Talbott Alondra Thompson Kirsten Tychonievich Amjad Waheed Richard Warren Mike Wilkins Megan Zaffini Sofia Zinkovskaya INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS Ken Aschliman Armando Bassiet Emily Biesemeier Lotte Brewer Artasia Brown Emma Clute Anne Deis Maria DiFranco Amin Ebady Sara Eilert Rachel Eldridge-Allegra Victoria Emery Deanna Fochesato Jacob Foskuhl Anisa Gandevivala Emilia Garber Caitlin Garrity Caleb Herrmann Dingyu Hu Rose Hume Sean Robert Jepsen William Johnson Carol Kirwin Jaclyn Kohler Sophia Lombardo Madison Lovely Sarah Maj Jasean Moore Katrina Mulligan Sarah Mutchler Trenton Olsen Anna Schuer Chris Summers Anna Talarico Cody Taylor Victoria Ungvarsky Cameron Walker List reflects volunteers active between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.
Photo/Image Credits WEXNER CENTER FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES Leslie H. Wexner, Chair Michael V. Drake, MD, Vice Chair James Lyski, President TRUSTEES Nicholas K. Akins David M. Aronowitz Jeni Britton Bauer Shelley Bird Michael J. Canter Adam Flatto Sherri Geldin Ann Gilbert Getty Michael Glimcher Elizabeth P. Kessler C. Robert Kidder Nancy Kramer James E. Kunk Mark D. Kvamme Bill Lambert Ronald A. Pizzuti Janet B. Reid, PhD Joyce Shenk Alex Shumate A. Alfred Taubman* Abigail S. Wexner John F. Wolfe EX OFFICIO Mark Shanda Bruce A. Soll Joseph E. Steinmetz Mark E. Vannatta *Deceased
Research and Education
Transfigurations wallscape above Orange Barrel Media headquarters, photo: Orange Barrel Media.
Installation view of Hassan Hajjaj, My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume 1, 2012; threechannel HD video projection, color, sound, 29 min., 56 sec.; and Le Salon; mixed-media furniture installation; both works courtesy of Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York; installation view, photo: Katie Spengler. Sheila Pepe (inset bottom left at center), photo: Katie Spengler. Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present installation views, including (top right) Elsi Giauque, Élément spatial (Spatial Element), 1979; linen, silk, wool, and metal, twenty frames, each 35 3/8 x 37 3/8 x 1⁄4 in.; Mudac–Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains, Lausanne, Switzerland; photos: Katie Spengler. Jack Whitten, Black Monolith, II: Homage To Ralph Ellison The Invisible Man, 1994; acrylic, molasses, copper, salt, coal, ash, chocolate, onion, herbs, rust, eggshell, razor blade on canvas, 58 x 52 in.; Brooklyn Museum, William K. Jacobs, Jr. Fund 2014.65. © 2015 Jack Whitten/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Installation views of Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting; Jack Whitten at the Spring Exhibitions Preview; Tyler Green, Jack Whitten, and Catherine Opie in conversation, photos: Katie Spengler. Installation view of Catherine Opie: Portraits and Landscapes, Catherine Opie (inset at right) at Spring Exhibitions Preview, photos: Katie Spengler. Catherine Opie, Oliver and Mrs. Nibbles, 2012; pigment print, 33 x 25 in.; collection of Alan Hergott and Curt Shepard; © Catherine Opie, image courtesy the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles. Still from Born to Fly (Catherine Gund, 2014), image courtesy Aubin Pictures. Elizabeth Streb (left) and Catherine Gund, photo: Brooke LaValley. Sam Green, photo: Katie Spengler. Josephine Decker, image courtesy Cinelicious Pics. Chris Stults with Matías Piñeiro (right), photo: Katie Spengler. Alloy Orchestra on stage in the Film/Video Theater, photo: Katie Spengler. Still from Model Workers (William E. Jones, 2014), image courtesy the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, LA. Still from A Cinematic Study of Fog in San Francisco (Sam Green and Andy Black, 2013), image courtesy of the artists. Aakash Odedra (at left) conducting a master class for Ohio State Department of Dance students, photo: Wexner Center design staff. Melissa Aldana, photo: Bill Douthart. Miranda July, photo courtesy of the artist. Vijay Iyer, image © Bart Babinski/ ECM Records. Lee Konitz Quartet, photo courtesy of the artist. Sharon Van Etten, photo courtesy of the artist. The Mountain Goats, photo: Lissa Gotwals. Perfume Genius, photo: Ryan Miller. Stephin Merritt, photo: Marcelo Krasilcic. Sinkane, photo: Ryan Miller. Nils Frahm (below), photo courtesy of the artist.
Zadie Smith reading and conversation, photos: AJ Zanyk. Samita Sinha performing Cipher, photo: Paula Court. Tracie McCambridge, photo: Jo McCulty. Joshua Wolf Shenk, photo © Greg Martin. Lucy Lippard, photo: R. A. Shuff. Alexander Provan, image courtesy Alexander Provan. All Pages images: Katie Spengler. Student displaying artwork for Interventions exhibition, photo: AJ Zanyk. Art & Environment students at the Stratford Ecological Center, photo: Wexner Center educational staff. Starling Art in Action dedication ceremony, photo: Maddie McGarvey. Liz Roberts and WexLab participants, photo: Ada Matusiewicz.
Inside Front Cover Left to right, top to bottom: Caitlin McGurk, Maren Roth, Alan Hinson, Cathe Kobacker, Bruce Soll, Maurice Stevens, Tim Lai and Eliza Ho, Mike Cargioli, Xan Palay, Nancy Kramer, Pete Scantland, Mayor Michael B. Coleman, Joel Diaz, Ruth and Ryan Friedman, Michael Weiss, Jamie Allen, Cat Sheridan, Sheila Clark and Elizabeth Boster, Jack Kessler, Todd Tuney, Judy Tuckerman, Jeff Grunewald, Lori Gum, Mark and Sue Real, and Ralph Rosenfield. Director’s Message Sherri Geldin and Robert Storr, photo: Katie Spengler. Leslie and Abigail Wexner, photo: Scott Cunningham. 25th Anniversary Season Transfigurations installation view, photo: Katie Spengler. Transfigurations VIP celebration, Leslie and Abigail Wexner, photos: Scott Cunningham. Transfigurations lower lobby entrance and educational gallery, photos: Wexner Center design staff. Transfigurations educational gallery and historical timeline, photo: Katie Spengler. Transfigurations VIP celebration, photo: Scott Cunningham. Installation view of Jean Dubuffet, Dhôtel, 1947; oil and sand on canvas, 46 1/2 x 35 1/8 in.; Wexner Family Collection © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris; photo: Katie Spengler. Transfigurations installation view featuring sculptures by Alberto Giacometti; © 2014 Alberto Giacometti Estate / Licensed by VAGA and ARS, New York; photo: Wexner Center design staff. Ohio State President Michael V. Drake, MD, photo: Katie Spengler. Kerry James Marshall, still: Mills James. T. J. Clark lecture postcard: Wexner Center design staff. Lisa Florman, Yve-Alain Bois, and Phillip Armstrong; Lambert Family Lecture featuring Robert Storr and Carroll Dunham, photos: Wexner Center design staff. Stills from Transfigurations: Contemporary Voices on Modern Masters video, courtesy Mills James. Columbus City Schools thank you video, still courtesy Columbus City Schools. Visiting filmmakers Steve James (with David Filipi at left), Catherine Breillat (at left), Richard Linklater, and Richard Linklater with Jonathan Sehring, photos: Brooke LaValley. Boyhood promotional still, image courtesy Boyhood Inc. Grover Crisp, photo: Katie Spengler. Lee Kline, photo: Katie Spengler. Projection booth tour, photo: Adam Vincent. Satyajit Ray, image courtesy Janus Films. Laurie Anderson (above) and Laurie Anderson with Kronos Quartet performing Landfall, photos: Brooke LaValley. SITI Company’s Akiko Aizawa (above) and Rena Chelouche Fogel (bottom right) performing the theater is a blank page, photos: Brooke LaValley. Anne Bogart and Ann Hamilton (inset left and right), photo: Katie Spengler. Transfigurations wallscape above Orange Barrel Media headquarters, photo courtesy Orange Barrel Media.
Outreach and Engagement Weinland Park Billboard Project celebration and unveiling of John Grosvenor’s billboard design (above), Jean Pitman and Dr. Mark Lomax (inset left), Michelle Mills and Brandyn McElroy (inset right), photos: Katie Spengler. Wex Drive-In screening, photo: Katie Spengler. Off the Grid 2015 photos: Ryan Miller. The Events, photo: David Levine. Anita Hill, image courtesy Sanders and Mock Productions. Anita Hill, Freida Lee Mock, and Wendy G. Smooth, photo: Lynaya Elliot. WorldView screening and discussion, photos: Katie Spengler. Zoom Family Film Festival activities, photos: AJ Zanyk. Ohio Shorts: Youth Division participants, photo: Ada Matusiewicz.
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