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Director’s Message The Year in REVIEW Exceptional Artistry Research and Education Outreach and Engagement Wexner Center Programs 2016–2017 Thanks to You—Our Donors Wexner Center Staff and Volunteers
In 2016–17 we launched our “Take the Leap” membership campaign, propelled by the inspiring stories of new and longtime Wexner Center members like fashion guru Jessica Burton (above), an assortment planner for Express. Three years a member, Burton has cochaired the GenWex Advisory Committee for young professionals and its annual fundraising bash, Off the Grid.
Over my now 24 years as Director of the Wex, I cannot recall a time when the work of artists and arts institutions felt more vital and even urgent. In an era when fundamental human rights and democratic values seem increasingly under siege the world over, the center’s programmatic choices were driven in part by a moral imperative to wade into the most intensely roiling currents of contemporary life—as always taking cues and inspiration from the art and artists of our time. Our film program alone, with nearly 200 film screenings throughout the season, inherently reflects virtually every dimension of the human experience across nationality, race, gender, sexual orientation, cultural/religious background, and socioeconomic status. The place of women in society was a particular theme that coursed through our entire season, beginning with our summer 2016 film series, Don’t Call Me Honey: Fierce Women of Film. Highlighting memorable cinematic contributions across genres and ages, the films showcased formidable female directors, actors, and on-screen characters while calling attention to the persistent lack of opportunity for women in Hollywood. As the opening venue for this year’s Columbus International Film + Video Festival, the Wex invited artist-in-residence and Columbus native Jennifer Reeder to screen her newly completed Signature Move, a deeply affecting love story between two women wrestlers, one an introverted Pakistani Muslim and the other a bold, free-spirited Mexican. Our second installment of Picture Lock, celebrating the center’s prolific Film/Video Studio Program, showcased The Illinois Parables by studio alum Deborah Stratman, who returned to discuss the film. So too, former artist-in-residence Kelly Reichardt headlined our retrospective of her work, particularly the newly released (and Wex-supported) Certain Women, starring Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, and Laura Dern. The Wex studio remains unparalleled in the museum field for its commitment to provide professional, technical, and financial support to film- and videomakers year-round. So we were especially gratified
to receive a grant of $150,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to develop a digitized and accessible archive of the hundreds of works created there over the past 28 years. Given our mandate as a creative laboratory, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to present the exhibition Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957, which illuminated the stunning legacy of this unlikely bastion of liberal arts education shaped by European émigrés and progressive American educators in the unlikely environs of then-segregated North Carolina. Making its only Midwestern stop after presentations in Boston and Los Angeles, this expansive survey was awash in Wex affinities—conceived and co-organized by a former Wex curator (Helen Molesworth); prominently featuring three Wexner Prize recipients (Robert Rauschenberg, Merce Cunningham, and John Cage); and celebrating a remarkable institution whose DNA persists in the center’s very mission. We quite literally leapt at the chance to bring the exhibition here, notably its only campus venue. But perhaps above all, we were compelled by the opportunity to pay homage to a now-legendary place that so exquisitely embodied the values to which we at the Wex aspire: encouraging cross-disciplinary curiosity, bold creative and intellectual experimentation, and fearless social equality. Alas, lived reality is rarely so ecumenical, so when we found ourselves poised to extend our summer focus on “fierce women” by launching an entire calendar year in which Wex exhibitions would feature exclusively women, we were proud to do so. We began 2017 with the culmination of New York–based artist Sarah Oppenheimer’s multiyear Wex residency, for which she tapped Ohio State College of Engineering faculty expertise (and student zeal) to realize a jaw-dropping gallery installation in which a pair of enormous, two-ton sculptural elements were made to rotate “weightlessly” in space. Oppenheimer has already deployed the unique (and patent-pending) pivot mechanism developed during her residency in significant installations at two other prominent arts venues. Clearly, a project of this ambition and magnitude demanded enormous—even transformative—leaps of faith, which Oppenheimer gratefully acknowledged in public remarks:
Cuban Ambassador José Ramón Cabañas; Rubén Ramos Arrieta, Economic and Trade Office, Cuban Embassy; and Wexner Center Director Sherri Geldin (left to right) tour the first US museum survey in 20 years to showcase the work of groundbreaking, Cuban-born, New York–based artist Carmen Herrera.
“The Wexner Center’s support for the project, at the outset, said ‘We believe in the possibility of a creative act…the result of which we don’t yet understand or know, and cannot predict.’” Indeed, what better way to perpetuate the foundational spirit of Black Mountain? Alongside Oppenheimer’s installation, we introduced our audiences to the work of Cuban-born Carmen Herrera, who has spent over seven decades honing her unique oeuvre of geometric minimalism. As a woman and immigrant to the US, and no matter how cosmopolitan and highly educated, Herrera was largely overlooked by the male-centric New York art scene of the 1940s and 50s. But thanks to a superb exhibition organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, she has at last garnered the respect she deserves as a true peer of such masters as Ellsworth Kelly or Frank Stella. The Wex was the only venue for Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight outside New York in what turned out to be a perfect complement to Oppenheimer’s installation. And while the artist (now 102 years old) was unable to travel here for the occasion, it was our great honor to welcome Cuban Ambassador José Ramón Cabañas to the Wex and to Columbus to mark the moment.
Our new Senior Curator of Exhibitions Michael Goodson further propelled the tagline “Wex Exhibitions 2017: All Women All Year” with an ambitious show of 37 women artists who have all created significant work in the surprisingly vibrant—yet achromatic—spectrum including and between black and white. By turns bracing, contemplative, provocative, and dazzling, the exhibition represents a truly auspicious curatorial achievement. The opening-night discussion featured three of the younger artists in the show touching on topics from cosmic to quotidian. Race and social justice were prominent recurring themes across multiple Wex programs this year, reflecting the tumultuous political and social events of the day, which of course affect artists and audiences alike. In the fall, our annual Director’s Dialogue focused on the highly charged issues embedded in and surrounding the release of Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation, including misogyny and sexual violence, racial tension and oppression, and the limits of “artistic license”—on camera and off. Shortly thereafter we screened Ava DuVernay’s gripping documentary 13th, exploring the historic and deeply entrenched foundations underlying the scourge of
mass incarceration of African Americans across the US. Following the film, esteemed legal scholar and social justice advocate Michelle Alexander (author of The New Jim Crow) led a probing panel discussion among Ohio State and community experts before a rapt crowd of 1,500 people. Similarly resonant was our Midwest debut (in six sold-out screenings) of the astonishing— and all-too-prescient—documentary about James Baldwin, I Am Not Your Negro. We also cosponsored with university colleagues two captivating lectures by fiercely courageous women whose respective social crusades have indisputably altered the landscape of contemporary American life and thought. Columbus newcomer (and formerly incarcerated) Piper Kerman, author of Orange Is the New Black, shared her personal experience of inequality in the criminal justice system. And legendary civil rights activist Angela Davis was the keynote speaker for Ohio State’s MLK Celebration, reminding audiences of the critical import and impact of resistance. Select Wex performances in theater, dance, and music also pulsed with the disparate and sometimes discomfiting social realities of 21st-century life. Columbus-based composer Brian Harnetty, with the support of a Wexner Center Artist Residency Award, trained his focus (and his ear) on the town of Shawnee, Ohio, combing the archives to produce a haunting and evocative portrait of this Appalachian coal-mining town. Shawnee, Ohio had its world premiere performances here before touring elsewhere in Ohio and, next year, beyond. New York–based choreographer Faye Driscoll, also a Wex Artist Residency Award recipient, brought her outrageous Thank You for Coming: Play to town for its world premiere. Meanwhile, Columbus native Dane Terry (now residing in NY) returned to his hometown to perform his musical confession Bird in the House, and the Wex inaugurated the US tour of the timely, multicultural Fractus V, the latest dance work from Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and his Eastman company. In a somewhat lighter vein, we coaxed This American Life radio host Ira Glass and dancers Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass out of “retirement” for the last performance of their
rollicking-yet-wistful Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host. And again this year, an array of consummate jazz performances by such leading artists as Vijay Iyer, Donny McCaslin, Joshua Redman, Dave Douglas, and Ibrahim Maalouf lit up the Wex Performance Space, filled to capacity with avid fans. Our commitment to meaningful community engagement resulted in a partnership with Fallen Fruit, a global effort led by two Los Angeles–based artists, David Burns and Austin Young, who made repeated visits to Columbus to sow the seeds for site-specific projects. Working with civic and community leaders, the artists and we identified two economically challenged Columbus neighborhoods, Reeb-Hosack/ Steelton Village on the South Side and Weinland Park in the University District, both of which welcomed Fallen Fruit’s novel approach to creating public places that nurture and nourish underserved populations. Over the course of 18 months, the artists worked closely with neighborhood advocates as well as openminded commercial developers to identify vacant lots suitable for transforming into “fruit parks.” A host of enthusiastic volunteers planted both sites during the weekends surrounding Earth Day 2017. These are but a few of the ways in which the Wex sought to inform, inflect, and interact with the world around us, on both macro- and micro-levels. Through leaps of faith, imagination, intellect—or all three—many of the artists and programs featured here sparked more nuanced thinking, cogent conversation, vigorous engagement, and even hands-on activism. I remain beyond grateful to university leadership and to Wex trustees, staff, and volunteers for their commitment to the center’s mission and for their belief in the arts as a powerful and prismatic lens through which to see and better shape the world. And we together express our abundant gratitude to all who have taken the leap with us—whether artist, educator, entrepreneur, visitor, member, donor, community partner, or advocate from afar.
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.
Students from Ohio State and across the region (above and bottom left) enjoyed Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957, an immersive exploration of the small North Carolina experimental school that incubated giants of the midcentury avant-garde, including Wexner Prize–winners Merce Cunningham, John Cage, and Robert Rauschenberg.
“A deeply enthralling exhibition ... delves into that creative moment—one of the most important cultural transfer points in American history.” —PL AIN DEALER ON LEAP BEFORE YOU LOOK
An array of free events traced the college’s achievements across disciplines while highlighting Ohio State collaborations. At the well-attended opening, Silas Riener (top left) performed a re-creation of Cunningham’s Changeling (1957) staged by Ohio State professor Daniel Roberts. Cocurators Helen Molesworth and Ruth Erickson (middle left, seated left to right) took audiences behind the scenes of the exhibition, the first comprehensive US retrospective on Black Mountain’s lasting impact.
“Oppenheimer...has indeed pushed boundaries of artistic inquiry with her path-breaking and cutting-edge work.” —BLOUIN ARTINFO
“An artist of formidable discipline, consistency and clarity of purpose, and a key player in any history of postwar art.” —NEW YORK TIMES ON CARMEN HERRERA
Patrons filled the galleries at the opening celebration for our winter exhibitions, Sarah Oppenheimer: S-337473 and Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight, kicking off a year in which every artist in our galleries is a woman. Supported by a multiyear Wexner Center Artist Residency Award, Oppenheimer erected massive, pivoting sculptural elements (opposite page) in collaboration with Ohio State’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Knowlton School of Architecture—interactive pieces enjoyed by all ages.
At the opening, Oppenheimer discussed her work with architecture scholar Laurent Stalder (opposite top left), an essayist for the Wex-produced catalogue. A showcase for Carmen Herrera’s bold, hard-edged style—informed by her own studies in architecture—Lines of Sight featured more than 50 works by the 102-year-old artist. The exhibition premiered at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York before making its only other US stop at the Wex.
“Gray Matters is full of formal delights, aesthetic acrobatics, and a wellbalanced monochrome bouquet of incredible artists.”— HYPERALLERGIC.COM Our spring exhibition, Gray Matters, featured 37 contemporary women artists working in the surprisingly vibrant space between—and including—black and white. Spanning works across mediums by artists such as Joyce Pensato (left), Amy Sillman (below), and Katie Paterson (opposite page, bottom), the exhibition was the first organized for the
Wex by new Senior Curator of Exhibitions Michael Goodson. At the opening, Goodson (middle left, seated far right) moderated a talk with Gray Matters artists Carmen Winant, Xaviera Simmons, and Bethany Collins (left to right), who addressed the often-overlooked histories—or gray areas—buried within our shared cultural narratives.
“We laughed. We cried.... Mostly we just feel lucky “With [its]crazy spectacular scenic that #IraGlass and @mbbandco installation … this cunning show took #ThreeActsTwoDancersOne RadioHost out of retirement for finds universal common ground one last, amazing show.”
in one man’s field of detritus.”
—@EMILYHMULLEN VIA INSTAGRAM
—NEW YORK TIMES ON THE OBJECT LESSON
Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui dazzled audiences with the US premiere of Fractus V (left), a stunning, Wex co-commissioned work that addresses today’s divisive politics. Bessie Award– winning choreographer Beth Gill presented her electrifying Catacomb (middle left inset), and NPR’s This American Life host Ira Glass (middle right inset and bottom) brought his heartfelt Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host and mingled at a reception held with our media partners WOSU and WCBE.
THE BEST ROOM FOR IN TOWN Ibrahim Maalouf | Kris Davis & Craig Taborn AZIZA | Still Dreaming | DADA PEOPLE Donny McCaslin Group | Vijay Iyer Sextet Acclaimed pianist and threetime DownBeat magazine Artist of the Year Vijay Iyer (below) and his powerhouse sextet capped another sensational season of jazz from around the world with two sold-out shows. The momentum had been building all year with our lineup of tour-de-force jazz artists that included (from top) Donny McCaslin, here with the band that backed David Bowie on his final and multiple
Grammy-winning album, Blackstar; standout saxophonist Joshua Redman and his stellar Still Dreaming band; the supergroup AZIZA, featuring National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Dave Holland (pictured second from left); and trumpeter Dave Douglas who, along with Paris-based pianist Frank Woeste and their DADA PEOPLE project, presented an evocative evening of jazz inspired by the artist Man Ray.
“Conjures a gentle magic out of stillness and tenderness and unforced wonder.” —NEW YORK TIMES ON L A MÉL ANCOLIE DES DRAGONS
This year brought vanguard theater driven by compelling, atmospheric imagery to the Wexner Center’s stages. The Norwegian American ensemble Findlay//Sandsmark conjured a haunting, otherworldly sci-fi dreamscape with o’death (left inset above), and the French theater group Vivarium Studio’s La mélancolie des dragons (below) mixed director Philippe Quesne’s signature surreal vistas, hypernaturalistic sets, and quirky sense of humor to celebrate the joy and absurdity of life.
We presented cutting-edge musical acts too. Dubbed the “millennial Cole Porter,” the Columbus-raised, New York– based sensation Dane Terry (middle inset above) returned to present scenes of coming of age and coming out in midAmerica with his solo music theater work Bird in the House, which premiered in New York at La MaMa in 2015. Lovelorn Swedish singer/songwriter Jens Lekman (right inset above) returned to the Wex with a new batch of winning tunes and wry observations while on tour for his new album, Life Will See You Now.
“If you want to understand why the racial divide is still an issue in America, you need to watch this.” —COLUMBUS ALIVE ON I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
Regional audiences flock to the Wex for the best in awardwinning cinema from today’s most acclaimed directors. This year brought gems like (clockwise from above) Wex-favorite Terence Davies’s A Quiet Passion, starring Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson; Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman, winner of numerous awards, including the 2017 Oscar
for Best Foreign Language Film; Gianfranco Rosi’s Fire at Sea, the first documentary to win the Berlin International Film Festival’s top award; and making its Midwest premiere here with six sold-out screenings, the Oscar-nominated I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck’s gripping account of race in America based on James Baldwin’s final, unfinished manuscript.
“More diversity behind the camera leads to more diversity of representation in front.” —FILMMAKER AND DON'T CALL ME HONEY COCURATOR VERA BRUNNER-SUNG IN COLUMBUS DISPATCH
FIERCE WOMEN OF FILM
Co-organized by a team of scholars, artists, and Wex curators, our summer film series Don’t Call Me Honey: Fierce Women of Film (top) highlighted the cinematic contributions of women across genres and eras, with a special focus on the challenges women of color face in Hollywood. We continued our support of vanguard experimental film with a presentation by Stacey Steers, who showed her informal trilogy comprising Phantom Canyon (2006), Night Hunter (2011), and a new piece, Edge of Alchemy (2016, above) that incorporates more than 5,000 handmade collages. Filmmaker Bruce McClure (right) returned to premiere a new work commissioned for the Wexner Center’s projection equipment in the Film/Video Theater. His sitespecific installation Inferring from Nonpresence screened in The Box, our free exhibition space for video, and the Wexner Center Store.
“Reichardt was awarded one of the … [artist residency] prizes. It was the push that allowed her to create Certain Women the way she’d envisioned it. And audiences are raving.” —COLUMBUS MONTHLY ON ARTIST RESIDENCY AWARD WINNER KELLY REICHARDT
Since the Wexner Center’s inception, hundreds of acclaimed directors, emerging filmmakers, and other industry experts have come to screen their films and talk with our audiences. This year’s impressive roster included Ross Lipman (Notfilm), Barbara Hammer (Welcome to This House), and Kirsten Johnson (Cameraperson) (left); novelist, critic, and screenwriter Frederic Tuten (middle left); Sam Pollard, who joined us to introduce
his new film Two Trains Runnin’ (middle); and Artist Residency Award recipient Jennifer Reeder (middle right), who visited for the Ohio premiere of her 2016 film Crystal Lake as part of our second Picture Lock series. Past Artist Residency Award recipient Kelly Reichardt (bottom) introduced the Ohio premiere of her Wex-supported, critically celebrated feature Certain Women as part of a month-long, career-spanning retrospective.
Research and Education
This past year the Wex cocommissioned Shawnee, Ohio, an evocative multimedia piece by Columbus composer Brian Harnetty that explores the coal-mining past and fracking present of the small Appalachian town. After premiering here, it was performed in Shawnee and Cincinnati before continuing on to St. Paul, Minnesota; Durham, North Carolina; and beyond. While here, Harnetty discussed his process with participants in our arts-based literacy program, Pages (above). Dance artist Faye Driscoll returned to premiere Thank You for Coming: Play, the second work in her audience-engaging trilogy and first of two developed with the support of a Wexner Center Artist Residency Award. The Wex was the lead commissioner of the work (shown in rehearsal at right), which has toured to such venues as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Walker Art Center, and Philadelphia FringeArts. Both Harnetty’s and Driscoll’s works attracted generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Wexner Center actively supports the creation of new work across disciplines through artist residencies, develops illuminating public programs, and offers a forum for diverse audiences to engage with the art and ideas of our time.
As part of our ongoing series of faculty gallery talks, Ohio State’s Knowlton School of Architecture professor Andrew Cruse (left) discussed the shared affinities between Peter Eisenman’s design for the Wexner Center building and Sarah Oppenheimer’s Artist Residency Award project S-337473. The artist (middle left) conversed with students and patrons at the exhibition preview. An ambitious suite of programs across disciplines brought to life our presentation of Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957. Ohio State Department of Classics professor Richard Fletcher (middle right) led a gallery talk on the role of Socratic dialogue at the college, while Department of Dance professors Karen Eliot and Daniel Roberts—both formerly with Merce Cunningham Dance Company—restaged sections from several key Black Mountain–era Cunningham works on Ohio State dance students (bottom left), including Tommy Batchelor (bottom right), who performed Cunningham’s Totem Ancestor (1942) at the opening.
“At a time in our history when empathy seems more needed than ever… [this] vital work should be seen by everyone.” —COLUMBUS UNDERGROUND ON SHAWNEE, OHIO
Audiences from across the region come to the Wex for thought-provoking talks yearround. This year’s DeeDee and Herb Glimcher Lecture featured renowned architect Robert A. M. Stern, who joined Pulitzer Prize–winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger in Mershon Auditorium (top and middle). Distinguished scholars, editors, and filmmaker Kleber Mendonça Filho (left) discussed the legacy of Brazilian film historian Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes and the first English-language anthology of his work, On Brazil and Global Cinema, supported by the Wex as part of our multiyear Via Brasil initiative.
The third edition of our Cinema Revival festival dedicated to the art and science of film restoration was a huge success, presenting revitalized classics by Lois Weber, Howard Hawks, William Friedkin, and John Huston alongside talks by Lee Kline (Criterion Collection, top right inset), Amy Heller and Dennis Doros (Milestone Films), Theo Gluck (Walt Disney), Schawn Belston (20th Century Fox), and Margaret Bodde (Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation). Highlights included screenings of the beautifully restored Memories of Underdevelopment (1968, above), Tampopo (1985, bottom left inset), and Mildred Pierce (1945, bottom right inset), as well as Ryan Hullings’s riveting discussion of the audio challenges presented by the Criterion Collection’s restorations of A Hard Day’s Night (1964, below) and Don’t Look Back (1967, top left inset).
The second Picture Lock festival celebrated 27 years of the center’s vital Film/Video Studio Program by inviting back studio alums for a weekend of screenings and onstage conversations. This year’s attendees and organizers included (pictured left, from left to right) filmmaker Evan Meaney, Director of Film/ Video David Filipi, Film/Video Studio Program Curator Jennifer Lange, filmmaker Charles Fairbanks, Associate Curator of Film/Video Chris Stults, and filmmakers Deborah Stratman and Lewis Klahr. Lange and Stratman (top left) discussed the latter’s The Illinois Parables (2017), made with the support of a Wexner Center Artist Residency Award (ARA). Klahr, also an ARA recipient, introduced his acclaimed animation Sixty Six (2002–15, top right). The Box—the center’s exhibition space for video— featured works by such intriguing international artists as Cristiano Lenhardt (Superquadra-Sací, 2016, bottom right) and ARA recipient Jonathas de Andrade in 2016–17. The latter’s O Caseiro (2016) screened here in January, while his O Peixe (2016, bottom left), supported by a Film/Video Studio residency, garnered rave reviews.
“Such a chill, informed, supportive group of media diplomats who get involved with your process just precisely as much as you need them to.” —DEBORAH STRATMAN ON THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM
“In Pages, there’s a be-as-creative-as-youwant attitude. Students find they have a voice, and that someone will listen to them.” —KIM LEDDY, PARTICIPATING TEACHER, MOSAIC
Nearly 200 students from six central Ohio schools took part in Pages, our innovative, arts-based literacy program for high school students, now in its eleventh year. Led by Wexner Center educator, poet, and spoken word artist Dionne Custer Edwards (top left, standing), Pages introduces students to carefully selected arts experiences at the Wex—this year including the Leap Before You Look exhibition (middle far left)—as a catalyst for creating their own prose, poetry, and art in response. The students’ work is published in a limited-run volume (left) that’s celebrated at an end-of-the-year open mic event (top).
~ Art & Ecology: Youth (formerly Art & Environment) offers students the opportunity to learn about art and environmental issues at Ohio State while earning credit at their own high schools. Blending course work with diverse field trips, the program also offers students the opportunity to exhibit their environmentally informed art at the Wex. Participants shared their work with the public at the annual exhibition, Interventions (right).
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 today’s pressing issues.
“We cannot begin to understand the birth of mass incarceration without … deeply understanding our racial history.” — MICHELLE ALEXANDER, VISITING PROFESSOR, UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
During a year of social and political upheaval—and taking a cue from contemporary cinema—the Wex offered a forum for powerful discussions of race and social justice featuring some of the nation’s leading scholars. The Wex hosted a screening of 13th, Ava DuVernay’s documentary exploring the historical foundations of mass incarceration in the US, followed by a panel discussion moderated by professor, civil rights lawyer, and The New Jim Crow author Michelle Alexander (right). Featured panelists (pictured at top, left to right) included Amna Akbar, Ohio State’s Moritz College of Law;
Terry Green, community activist; Leslie Alexander and Curtis Austin, Department of African American and African Studies; and Sarah Mamo, Ohio State Coalition for Black Liberation. This year’s Director’s Dialogue on Art and Social Change explored issues related to Nate Parker’s controversial historical epic The Birth of a Nation with panelists (inset above, left to right) Leslie Alexander; Wendy G. Smooth, Ohio State’s Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Jennifer Beard, The Women’s Place; and Joni Boyd Acuff, Department of Arts Administration, Education, and Policy.
Orange Is the New Black author Piper Kerman (above) spoke about inequality in the US criminal justice system during a Wex-cosponsored talk presented as part of Ohio Stateâ€™s campuswide COMPAS program. Acclaimed art historian Tyler Green interviewed Gray Matters artist Nancy Rubins (top right) at a taping of Greenâ€™s awardwinning The Modern Art Notes Podcast.
The Wex served as a venue for the city-wide Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) festival, attracting comics greats like Mark Osborne, Artist Residency Award recipient John Canemaker, and Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau. Pictured at right (left to right) are CXC participants Jeff Smith (Bone), Trudeau, Billy Ireland Museum Curator Jenny Robb, Glen David Gold, and University Libraries Director Damon E. Jaggars. Trudeau discussed his career in a free conversation with novelist Gold (below).
“We like the idea of creating a space where you’re just sort of adding to the fabric of the neighborhood, making it a better place to be.” —FALLEN FRUIT ARTIST AUSTIN YOUNG
The LA-based art collaborative Fallen Fruit—led by artists Austin Young and David Allen Burns (middle left, left to right)—transformed our lower lobby and two community spaces with a suite of site-specific projects. With hands-on and financial support from individual volunteers, nonprofit organizations, local corporations, and a successful Ohio State Buckeye Funder Campaign, they installed fruit parks in two underserved Columbus neighborhoods, Weinland Park (top left and middle right) and the South Side (bottom and top right). Green thumbs of all ages turned out for a dedication ceremony and day of planting at both locations.
“Attending Banff Film Festival is always great.” —SHEIL A SANDS VIA FACEBOOK We offered three separate nights of the ever-popular Banff Mountain Film Festival— dedicated to the world’s most inspiring outdoor films—and all sold out!
“The Wex Anniversary Party ... is one special evening where people from all corners of the globe gather to celebrate this unique institution.” —ANGEL A MELECA, GALLERIST AND DONOR CIRCLES MEMBER
In the boundary-breaking spirit of Leap Before You Look, guests from near and far danced liked no one was looking at our 27th Anniversary Party.
“The Wexner Center for the Arts had me at ‘Saturday Morning Cereal and Pajama Party’” —COLUMBUS PARENT ON ZOOM: FAMILY FIL M FESTIVAL
For the over a decade, Zoom: Family Film Festival has brought Columbus terrific all-ages films at incredibly affordable prices along with free family activities. The party continued (above and middle) with a new set of engaging features, short films, and animations from around the globe; 4K restorations of the Marx Brothers’s zany comedy classics; and, of course, our beloved cereal and pajama party (far left).
Growing in attendance each year, Other Prom attracts hundreds of LGBTQAI+ youth from several states for a welcoming party presented with Kaleidoscope Youth Center. The fun-filled, themed event (this year: Outer Space) features a professional DJ, prom photography (right), and the crowning of nongender-specific royalty.
“Flashing lights and good vibes at OFF THE GRID… cheers to the weekend!” —@MRSCJ1S VIA INSTAGRAM Organized by GenWex, the center's young patrons' group, Off the Grid 2017 was an off-the-hook success benefiting the Wex’s nationally recognized education programs for children and youth.
Our crowdpleasing Wex Drive-In series continued with free outdoor 35mm presentations of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) and Tony Scott’s Unstoppable (2010) and a 2017 concert-doc edition that kicked off summer with Gimme Shelter (1970).
The Wex launched a new partnership with the Columbus International Film + Video Festival and the Columbus College of Art & Design with the festival’s opening night screening of Signature Move (above), by Wex Artist Residency Award recipient Jennifer Reeder. Reeder is pictured above (second from left) with festival director Jeremy Henthorn and CCAD President Melanie Corn (far left and right).
*Martin Wong: Human Instamatic May 14–August 7, 2016
Organized by The Bronx Museum of the Arts and curated by Antonio Sergio Bessa, Director of Curatorial and Education Programs, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Yasmin Ramírez, Adjunct Curator, The Bronx Museum of the Arts.
*Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957 September 17, 2016–January 1, 2017
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.
Organized by The Institute of Contemporary Art/ Boston and curated by Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, with Ruth Erickson, Associate Curator, The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.
*Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight February 4–April 16, 2017
Organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art and curated by Dana Miller, former Richard DeMartini Family Curator and Director of the Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art.
*Sarah Oppenheimer: S-337473 February 4–April 16, 2017
Organized by the Wexner Center for the Arts and curated by Megan Cavanaugh, Director of Exhibitions Management, Wexner Center for the Arts. Wexner Center Artist Residency Award 2014–15, 2015–16, and 2016–17 project. Catalogue published by the Wexner Center.
*Gray Matters May 20–July 30, 2017
Organized by the Wexner Center for the Arts and curated by Michael Goodson, Senior Curator of Exhibitions, Wexner Center for the Arts. Gallery guide published by the Wexner Center.
Programs from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017
LEAP BEFORE YOU LOOK: BL ACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE 1933–1957 RELATED PERFORMANCES A series of free, in-gallery performances related to our fall exhibition.
Merce Cunningham Totem Ancestor Changeling September 16 Black Mountain MinEvent October 6 & 27 Rocco Di Pietro John Cage: Works for Solo Piano plus Rocco Di Pietro’s Rajas for John Cage November 3 A Toss, for Theater Piece No. 1 November 6
Organized by Richard Fletcher, Associate Professor, Ohio State’s Department of Classics, and Alana Ryder, Manager, Public & University Programs, Wexner Center for the Arts.
Adam Sliwinski Études for prepared digital piano from Nostalgic Synchronic by Dan Trueman November 17 Reimagining Black Mountain December 1
Organized by Jennifer Schlueter, Associate Professor, Ohio State’s Department of Theatre, and Alana Ryder, Manager, Public & University Programs, Wexner Center for the Arts.
*Faye Driscoll Thank You for Coming: Play September 22–25
AZIZA featuring Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke, and Eric Harland October 21
Ryley Walker with Circuit des Yeux September 27
Brian Harnetty Shawnee, Ohio
Joan Shelley September 28
RY X October 22
+ Postperformance discussions World premiere. Co-commissioned by the Wexner Center for the Arts.
Eastman/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Fractus V November 15
US premiere. Coproduced by the Wexner Center for the Arts.
*Dane Terry Bird in the House December 9–10 *Forced Entertainment Tomorrow’s Parties January 13 Real Magic January 14–15 *Vivarium Studio La mélancolie des dragons January 19–22 *Findlay//Sandsmark o’death February 9–12 Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, Anna Bass March 11
+ Postperformance talks with Faye Driscoll (September 22 & 24) Wexner Center Artist Residency Award project. World premiere. Co-commissioned by the Wexner Center for the Arts.
Still Dreaming with Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley, and Brian Blade March 29
Ibrahim Maalouf Kalthoum September 29
*Beth Gill Catacomb April 6–9
Kris Davis and Craig Taborn October 7
Dave Douglas & Frank Woeste DADA PEOPLE Featuring Yasushi Nakamura & Clarence Penn April 11
*Manual Cinema Ada/Ava
+ Postperformance discussions
Donny McCaslin Group April 19 Vijay Iyer Sextet May 20
NEXT @ WEX
Hiss Golden Messenger with Phil Cook January 29 Jens Lekman with Lisa/Liza March 10 WEXNER CENTER ARTIST RESIDENCY AWARD RECIPIENT Faye Driscoll *The featured artists or representatives of these companies participated in discussion sessions, masterclasses, or other programs with Ohio State students.
Possession (Andrzej Żuławski, 1981)
Don’t Call Me Honey: Fierce Women of Film
Cosmos (Andrzej Żuławski, 2015) September 1–6
Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman, 1975)
Retrospective: Kelly Reichardt
Vulcano (William Dieterle, 1950)
Meek’s Cutoff (2010)
Bellissima (The Most Beautiful, Luchino Visconti, 1951)
North Country (Niki Caro, 2005) Aliens (James Cameron, 1986) Director’s cut
Je tu il elle (Chantal Akerman, 1975) Born in Flames (Lizzie Borden, 1983) New restoration
Friday Foster (Arthur Marks, 1975) Coffy (Jack Hill, 1973) The Babadook (Jennifer Kent, 2014) Fire (Deepa Mehta, 1996) Wildness (Wu Tsang, 2012) Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
+ Screenwriter Frederic Tuten in person
Wendy and Lucy (2008)
River of Grass (1994)
Doctor, Beware (Teresa Venerdì, Vittorio De Sica, 1941)
Old Joy (2006)
…and the Wild Women (Nella città l’inferno, Renato Castellani, 1959)
Night Moves (2013) October 6–27 Zoom: Family Film Festival The Idol (Hany Abu-Assad, 2015, Palestine)
The Bigamist (Ida Lupino, 1953)
Kid Flix Mix
Dance, Girl, Dance (Dorothy Arzner, 1940)
Escape to Witch Mountain (John Hough, 1975, United States)
I Will Follow (Ava DuVernay, 2010)
See the World, Feed Your Mind: Live Action Shorts
The series was cocurated by a group of scholars, artists, and curators including Vera Brunner-Sung (Filmmaker & Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre, Ohio State); Jennifer Lange (Wexner Center); Laura Larson (Artist, Associate Professor of Photography & Integrated Media, Ohio University); Sandra Macpherson (Associate Professor, Department of English, Ohio State); April Martin (Filmmaker & Artivist, Oakland, CA); Astria Suparak (Artist & Curator, Oakland); and David Filipi (Wexner Center).
L’Amore (Roberto Rossellini, 1948)
The Peddler and the Lady (Campo de’ fiori, Mario Bonnard, 1943)
+ Kelly Reichardt in person
Winter’s Bone (Debra Granik, 2010)
Haywire (Steven Soderbergh, 2011) July 7–August 27
Rome, Open City (Roma città aperta, Roberto Rossellini, 1945)
Certain Women (2016)
Seasons (Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud, 2016, France)
Spy (Paul Feig, 2015)
Retrospective: Anna Magnani
Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933) + Part of Marx Brothers x 5
See the World, Feed Your Mind: Animated Shorts Birds of Passage (Olivier Ringer, 2015, Belgium)
+ Saturday Morning Cereal and Pajama Party (Hosted by Heirloom Café) + Hands-On Crafts and Activities + **Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957 Family Gallery Tours + Ice Cream Social (featuring Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams)
Down with Misery (Abbasso la miseria!, Gennaro Righelli, 1945) Peddlin’ in Society (Abbasso la ricchezza!, Gennaro Righelli, 1946) January 12–29 Presented in collaboration with Luce Cinecittà, Rome.
Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes: On Brazil and Global Cinema Panel Discussion: Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes and Brazilian Cinema Past and Present O Cangaceiro (The Bandit, Lima Barreto, 1953) Zero for Conduct (Zéro de conduit, Jean Vigo, 1933) Aquarius (Kleber Mendoça Filho, 2016) + Kleber Mendoça Filho in person
January 20–21 The publication of Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes: On Brazil and Global Cinema is the final project of Via Brasil, the Wexner Center’s multiyear initiative to research the contemporary art and culture of Brazil.
Retrospective: William Friedkin
Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960) July 21, 2016
Marx Brothers x 5
Horse Feathers (Norman Z. McLeod, 1932)
The Exorcist (1973/2000)
+ Zoom Kick-off
Monkey Business (Norman Z. McLeod, 1931)
The French Connection (1971)
Unstoppable (Tony Scott, 2010) August 18, 2016 Gimme Shelter (Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin, 1970) June 15, 2017 Frederic Tuten Frederic Tuten in Conversation: Fiction between Art and Life
+ Zoom Kick-off
Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933) + Part of Zoom: Family Film Festival
Animal Crackers (Victor Heerman, 1930) The Cocoanuts (Robert Florey and Joseph Santley, 1929) All 4K restorations
November 25–December 8
To Live and Die in LA (1985)
+ Part of Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration
Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration
Shoes (Lois Weber, 1916)
Wild Sounds: Program One
Welcome to This House (2015)
Wild Sounds: Program Two
+ Introduced by Amy Heller and Dennis Doros, Milestone Films Restored by the EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in association with Milestone Films.
Animation Restoration at Walt Disney Studios
+ Presented by Theo Gluck, Director, Library Restoration and Preservation, Walt Disney Studios
Sound Restoration at the Criterion Collection: The Beatles, Bob Dylan, & The Who + Presented by Ryan Hullings, Audio Supervisor, Criterion Collection
Leading the Way: Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation + Presented by Margaret Bodde, Executive Director, The Film Foundation
Memories of Underdevelopment (Memorias del subdesarrollo, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, 1968)
Restored through The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project by the Cineteca di Bologna in association with the Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos.
+ Cauleen Smith and Genevieve Yue in person
March 7 & 21
These two screenings, curated by Chris Stults and Genevieve Yue, are drawn from a larger series organized by Flaherty NYC.
Picture Lock Sixty Six (Lewis Klahr, 2002–15) + Lewis Klahr in person
This Woman’s Work: Ericka Beckman, Cecilia Dougherty, and Jennifer Reeder The Modern Jungle (Charles Fairbanks and Saul Kak, 2016) + Charles Fairbanks in person
Big_Sleep™ (Evan Meaney and Amy Szczepanski, 2015)
Twentieth Century (Howard Hawks, 1934)
Kurt Vincent The Lost Arcade (2015) + Kurt Vincent in person
Bruce McClure + Bruce McClure in person
Andrew Ahn Spa Night (2016)
+ Andrew Ahn in person
Copresented with the 2016 Stonewall Columbus LGBT Fest.
+ Preceded by a Big_Sleep™ Media Encoder tutorial + Evan Meaney in person
+ Eddie Rosenstein in person
The Illinois Parables (Deborah Stratman, 2016) + Deborah Stratman in person
Mildred Pierce (Michael Curtiz, 1945) + Introduced by Lee Kline, Technical Director, Criterion Collection Restored by the Criterion Collection.
+ Barbara Hammer in person
VISITING FILMMAKERS Penny Lane
The Freedom to Marry (2016) December 7
Justin Zimmerman SMART (2016)
+ Justin Zimmerman in person
Phantom Canyon (2006), Night Hunter (2011), and Edge of Alchemy (2016)
+ Introduced by Rita Belda, Vice President of Asset Management, Film Restoration, and Digital Mastering, Sony Pictures Restored by Sony Pictures.
+ Penny Lane in person August 5
Saving “Orphan” Films
Two Trains Runnin’ (2016)
+ Introduced by Jeff Lambert, Executive Director, National Film Preservation Foundation
The French Connection (William Friedkin, 1971)
+ Kirsten Johnson in person
+ Stacey Steers in person
+ Sam Pollard in person March 25
+ Introduced by Schawn Belston, Senior Vice President, Library and Technical Services, 20th Century Fox Restored by 20th Century Fox.
Film (Alan Schneider, 1965)
Signature Move (2017)
Notfilm (Ross Lipman, 2015)
Expresso Bongo (Val Guest, 1959)
+ Introduced by Tim Lanza, Vice President and Archivist, Cohen Film Collection + Espresso and Bongos special event Restored by Cohen Film Collection at Pinewood Studios in conjunction with the British Film Institute.
Beat the Devil (John Huston, 1953)
+ Ross Lipman in person
Annie J. Howell and Lisa Robinson Claire in Motion (2016)
+ Lisa Robinson and Annie J. Howell in person
Restored by Sony Pictures in collaboration with The Film Foundation.
Tampopo (Juzo Itami, 1985)
+ Tampopo Ramen special event (featuring Fukuryu Ramen) Restored by the Criterion Collection.
+ Eric Leiser in person
+ Jennifer Reeder in person + Reception Columbus International Film + Video Festival opening night.
CONTEMPORARY SCREEN First Rodeo (Vera Brunner-Sung, 2015) Songs My Brothers Taught Me (Chloé Zhao, 2015) July 22–23 Sundance Shorts September 13
The Birth of a Nation (Nate Parker, 2016) September 20
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, 2016) August 12–13
Best of the Ottawa International Animation Festival November 2
My Love, Don’t Cross That River (Jin Mo-young, 2013) August 19–20
Don’t Call Me Son (Anna Muylaert, 2016) December 9–10
Call Her Applebroog (Beth B, 2016) September 2
Member-only preview screening
Author: The JT LeRoy Story (Jeff Feuerzeig, 2016) September 23–24
The Salesman (Asghar Farhadi, 2016) February 2 & 4
The Thoughts That Once We Had (Thom Andersen, 2015) November 4
Dance@30FPS February 9
Starving the Beast (Steve Mims, 2016) November 7
Jackie (Pablo Larraín, 2016) December 13
Cosponsored by the Ohio State Department of Dance.
The Pirogue (Moussa Touré, 2012) March 1 Dark Night (Tim Sutton, 2016) March 2–3 Staying Vertical (Rester vertical, Alain Guiraudie, 2016) March 17–18 After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku, Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2016) April 20–21 Lost and Beautiful (Bella e perduta, Pietro Marcello, 2016) April 22 The Lure (Córki dancingu, Agnieszka Smoczynska, 2015) The Cure (Mike Olenick, 2017) Area premiere
A Quiet Passion (Terence Davies, 2016) May 5–6 NEW DOCUMENTARY Tickled (David Farrier and Dylan Reeve, 2016) July 15–16 The Dying of the Light (Peter Flynn, 2015) July 29–30
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Humanities Initiative.
Oriented (Jake Witzenfeld, 2015) November 15
Copresented with the Columbus Jewish Film Festival, Ohio State’s Melton Center for Jewish Studies, Leventhal Visiting Artists Fund, Columbus Jewish Foundation, Ohio State’s Film Studies Program, and OSU Hillel.
The Lebanese Rocket Society (Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, 2012) April 5
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Action at a Distance at the Angela Meleca Gallery.
Starless Dreams (Mehrdad Oskouei, 2015) April 13 Burden (Richard Dewey and Timothy Marrinan, 2016) April 14–15 The Forgotten Space (Allan Sekula and Noël Burch, 2010) + Introduction by J. Ronald Green
Presented in conjunction with the Columbus Museum of Art’s exhibition Allan Sekula: Aerospace Folktales and Other Stories (March 17–July 2, 2017)
Polyphonic Portraits of a New America (Natalie Bookchin, 2016/17) May 12
Presented in conjunction with The Flyover Fest.
David Lynch: The Art Life (Jon Nguyen, 2016) May 18 & 20
Do Not Resist (Craig Atkinson, 2016)
Obit. (Vanessa Gould, 2017) June 2–3
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (Daniel Raim, 2015) June 8–9
+ Resistance to State Violence, Past and Present panel discussion November 19
Tower (Keith Maitland, 2016) January 13–14 Fire at Sea (Gianfranco Rosi, 2016)
+ Postscreening discussion with Peter Gatrell and Jonathan Mullins
Mali Blues (Lutz Gregor, 2016) June 16–17 CLASSICS
Presented in partnership with The Global Mobility Project at Ohio State, a Humanities & Arts Discovery Theme pilot project. Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of French and Italian and Department of African American and African Studies.
Multiple Maniacs (John Waters, 1970)
The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger (Colin MacCabe, Christopher Roth, Bartek Dziadosz, Tilda Swinton, 2015) January 27
New 4K restoration
Under the Sun (Vitaly Mansky, 2015) January 28
Ran (Akira Kurosawa, 1985)
I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck, 2016) February 16–19 Mifune: The Last Samurai (Steven Okazaki, 2016) March 10
August 25–26 Private Property (Leslie Stevens, 1960) August 30–31
A.K. (Chris Marker, 1985) New restoration
New 4K restoration
Dragon Inn (King Hu, 1967) New 4K restoration
Frederick Wiseman X 3
Jean-Pierre Melville at 100
DigiEYE: Film/Video Showcase
Titicut Follies (1967)
Army of Shadows (L’armée des ombres, 1969)
New 35mm print
High School (1968) New 35mm print
Hospital (1970) New 35mm print
September 29 Kamikaze ’89 (Wolf Gremm, 1982) October 19 **Bauhaus in America (Judith Pearlman, 1995) November 6
Léon Morin, Priest (Léon Morin, prêtre, 1961) June 23–24
Our Heavenly Bodies (Hanns Walter Kornblum, 1925)
CARTOON CROSSROADS COLUMBUS
Adapting a Classic: The Genesis of The Little Prince Movie The Little Prince (Mark Osborne, 2015) + Mark Osborne in person
John Canemaker on Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo
**Expanded Cinema Experiments of Stan VanDerBeek
Garry Trudeau and Glen David Gold in Conversation
+ Introduced by Gloria Sutton
+ Book signing
Howards End (James Ivory, 1992)
Copresented by Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum with support from GoComics.
King of Jazz (John Murray Anderson and Paul Fejos, 1930)
Delicatessen (Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1991) New restoration
December 16–17 Pelle the Conqueror (Bille August, 1987) 30th anniversary restoration
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (L’albero degli zoccoli, Ermanno Olmi, 1978) 4K restoration
Restoration by The Film Foundation and L’Immagine Ritrovata in Bologna.
Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White + Book signing
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.
Tom Spurgeon We Told You So: Comics as Art
Election (Alexander Payne, 1999)
Latin American Experimental Animation (2008–13)
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Recreational Sports Outdoor Adventure Center.
Ohio Shorts + Reception
True Crime Journalist Amber Hunt & Accused The Central Park Five (Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon, 2012) May 11 Presented in conjunction with The Flyover Fest.
Found Footage Festival
+ Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher in person + Reception
Presented in conjunction with The Flyover Fest.
THE BOX The Devil Inside (Jennifer Reeder, 1996) July
Superquadra-Sací (Cristiano Lenhardt, 2015) September
You’ll Never Get Rich (Sidney Lanfield, 1941)
Panique (Julien Duvivier, 1947)
Banff Mountain Film Festival March 30–April 1
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.
Digitally restored by Filmmuseum München.
Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman (Dara Birnbaum, 1978) August
4K restorations from Sony Pictures
+ With live music by Coupler New restoration
+ Book signing
Free student screening
Her Man (Tay Garnett, 1930)
+ Curated by Janet Parrott, associate professor in Ohio State’s Department of Theatre
+ Introduced by Lina Aguirre and Cecilia Traslaviña
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Film Studies Program, and Latino and Latin American Space for Enrichment and Research (LASER).
Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927)
+ With live music by Alloy Orchestra
Land Dive Team: Bay of Fundy (Hope Ginsburg, 2016) October Inferring from Nonpresence (Bruce McClure, 2016) November Exquisite Corps (Mitchell Rose, 2016) December O Caseiro (The Housekeeper) (Jonathas de Andrade, 2016) January
Education and Public Programs Reckless Eyeballing (Christopher Harris, 2004) February
Jennifer Reeder, All Small Bodies (2017)
Speeches—Chapter 3: Living Labour (Bouchra Khalili, 2013) March
Erick Stoll and Chase Whiteside, America (work-in-progress)
Machine Space (Stephen Connolly, 2016) April Mad Ladders (Michael Robinson, 2016) May Broker (Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, 2016) June WEXNER CENTER ARTIST RESIDENCY AWARD RECIPIENTS John Canemaker Kevin Jerome Everson Sam Green and Kronos Quartet FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM ARTISTS Jonathas de Andrade, O Peixe (2016) Nancy Andrews, The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes (web series) (2016) Tommy Becker, Catastrophe & Convenience (2016) and Song for Our Aquarium (2016) M. J. Bole (work-in-progress) Chinonye Chukwu, Pens to Pictures (2017) Pouran Esrafily, Earth and Sky (2017) William E. Jones, Fall into Ruin (2017) Dani Leventhal and Sheilah Wilson, Strangely Ordinary This Devotion (2017) Erik Levine, Scenario (2017) Natasha Maidoff, Live Cinema! (work-in-progress) Bruce McClure, Inferring from Nonpresence (2016) My Barbarian, The Audience is Always Right: How to Do the Post-Living AnteAction Theater (2016) Catherine Pancake, Queer Genius (work-in-progress) Celia C. Peters, Mission (2017)
Carrie Schneider, Yvonne Rainer Reading (2016)
Andrea Weiss, Bones of Contention (2017) Works finished in the studio this year went on to screen at galleries and festivals worldwide, including the following highlights: Jonathas de Andrade’s O Peixe premiered at the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo and went on to show at the New Museum (New York), The Power Plant (Toronto), and the 13th Sharjah Biennial (United Arab Emirates); William E. Jones’s Fall into Ruin premiered at The Modern Institute (Glasgow); the art collective My Barbarian’s The Audience is Always Right premiered at the New Museum; Dani Leventhal and Sheilah Wilson’s Strangely Ordinary this Devotion premiered at the 2017 Whitney Biennial (New York); and Andrea Weiss’s Bones of Contention premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival. **These screenings were presented to complement the exhibition Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957.
PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS Tours for school groups (Grades K–12) Expanded Classroom: Contemporary Art in Practice (Grades K–8) WorldView: Cultural Intersections in Contemporary Art (Grades 9–12) Seminar for students that builds on the crosscultural understandings and perspectives that engage and influence many contemporary artists. Discussions follow screenings and exhibition tours.
Featured Event: Approaching the Elephant (Amanda Wilder, 2014) December 9 Art & Ecology (Grades 10–12) Fall 2016 Interventions: Students Respond to the Environment + Reception: December 15 + Exhibition: December 15–31
Zoom Screenings for School Groups Seasons December 5 The Idol December 6 Pages: An Art & Writing Program (Grades 9–12) Pages Reception May 3 PROGRAMS FOR EDUCATORS AND DOCENTS In-service programs and networking/outreach with educators and teachers in training Gallery education programs for docents: an academic-year-long initial training course and ongoing enrichment and practicum sessions serving new and continuing docents. Art & Ecology Online Course for Teachers June–August 2016 Screening and Discussion Paper Tigers (James Redford, 2015) October 5
**Panel Discussion Location Matters: Artist-Driven Environments for Learning October 18 **Ready. Set. Shift: An Interactive Workshop and Participatory Dialogue on Education November 5 Drinks with Docents June 15 PROGRAMS FOR FAMILY, YOUTH, AND TEENS Outreach programs with youth and families city-wide, in partnerships with Kaleidoscope Youth Center and Huckleberry House, and a focus this year on the Weinland Park and South Side neighborhoods through Godman Guild, the Weinland Park Community Civic Association, the Reeb Avenue South Side Boys and Girls Club, and the Reeb-Hosack/Steelton Village Civic Association through the Fallen Fruit project. Fallen Fruit of Columbus: Block after Block consisted of two permanent public fruit parks in the Weinland Park and South Side neighborhoods of Columbus along with a temporary installation at the Wexner Center. Zoom: Family Film Festival (see complete program list in the film/video section) November 25–December 4 WexLab Workshops Sound + Sense: Poetry in the Galleries with Dionne Custer Edwards Teen workshop with Dionne Custer Edwards, Joy Sullivan, and Amelia Gramling
Teen workshop with TRANSIT ARTS
Video Shorts with Your Smart Phone Featuring Eric Homan Teen workshop with Eric Homan
Other Prom: Outer Space May 27
Cosponsored with Kaleidoscope Youth Center.
SELECTED ADULT PUBLIC PROGRAMS Exhibition and Artist’s Talks, Panel Discussions, and Endowed Programs **Curators’ Talk: Listen Before You Look Helen Molesworth and Ruth Erickson on Black Mountain College September 16 Director’s Dialogue on Art and Social Change: Culture, Ethics, and Controversy Exploring Issues in Connection with Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation
Faculty Gallery Talks **Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957 Rick Livingston September 27 Erica Levin October 26 Richard Fletcher November 1 Jennifer Schlueter November 9 Sarah Oppenheimer: S-337473 Andrew Cruse February 22
+ Panelists included Ohio State’s Wendy G. Smooth, Associate Professor, Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Joni Boyd Acuff, Assistant Professor, Department of Arts Administration, Education, and Policy; and Leslie Alexander, Associate Professor, Department of African American and African Studies; and moderator Jennifer Beard, Director of The Women’s Place.
Sandra Metzler and Maura O’Neill March 8
2016 DeeDee and Herb Glimcher Lecture: Robert A. M. Stern in conversation with Paul Goldberger November 1
On Pause: Mindfulness at the Wex March–April
Sarah Oppenheimer and Laurent Stalder in Conversation February 3
Writer’s Reading: Frederick Luis Aldama Long Stories Cut Short: Fictions from the Borderlands February 9
Cosponsored by the Temporary Collective, an Ohio State student group.
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Knowlton School of Architecture.
Artist’s Talk: Laura Larson Hidden Mother
+ Lower lobby display February 27–March 5
Dana Miller and Tony Bechara on Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight March 23 Nancy Rubins and Tyler Green in Conversation A live-audience taping of The Modern Art Notes Podcast
+ Nancy Rubins and Sarah Oppenheimer book signing and catalogue release
Covert Histories Artists’ Talk featuring Gray Matters artists Bethany Collins, Xaviera Simmons, and Carmen Winant May 19
Gallery Events Vets at the Wex September–November Art on the Brain September–November
Group exhibition tours
Selected Cosponsored Events Artist’s Talk: Edgar Endress October 4
G. James Daichendt The Street Art Revolution: From Kenny Scharf to Shepard Fairey October 6
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy.
Artist’s Talk: Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle October 11 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Art Living Culture Initiative.
Artist’s Talk: Judith Schaechter October 26
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Art.
**Katherine Markoski on Leap Before You Look October 28 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s History of Art Department.
Artist’s Talk: David Reinfurt In *Real-Time* November 10
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Art.
Selected Community, University, and Member Events Black Studies and the Fight Against Mass Incarceration
+ Discussion and screening of 13th (Ava DuVernay, 2016) with panelists Michelle Alexander, Visiting Professor, Union Theological Seminary; Curtis Austin, Associate Professor, Ohio State’s Department of African American and African Studies; Terry Green, Community Activist, Think Make Live; and Ohio State student Sarah Mamo, Ohio State Coalition for Black Liberation.
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of African American and African Studies (AAAS), the AAAS Community Extension Center, and Moritz College of Law.
Writers’ Reading: A Rustling and Waking Within Ohio Poetry Association Ekphrastic Poetry Anthology Celebration March 11
Cosponsored by the Ohio Poetry Association.
Howard Singerman: Sharon Lockhart and the Pastoral March 31 Cosponsored by Ohio State’s History of Art Department.
The Silent Soldiers Memorial April 6
**Mobilités sérieuses: The Vexations Crawl November 16–17
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Theatre.
Piper Kerman: Orange is the New Black: Inequality in America’s Criminal Justice System
Cosponsored by The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio.
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Art and the School of Music.
+ Presented by 2016–17 COMPAS Program on Inequality + Book signing
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Honors and Scholars Center, Criminal Justice Research Center, Department of Sociology, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, the College of Social Work, and the Wexner Center for the Arts.
#WageWeek at the Wexner Center for the Arts April 8 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Italian Studies and the Canadian Society for Italian Studies April 21
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Melton Center for Jewish Studies.
Cosponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago and Ohio State’s Arts and Humanities Large Grant; Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum; Center for Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Department of French and Italian; Department of African American and African Studies; Film Studies Program; Department of Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies; The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies; Popular Culture Studies; Thompson Library; and the Wexner Center for the Arts.
2017 Ludden Lecture Darby English: The Right to Reflect February 28
MODE Summit: The 2017 Motion Design Educators Conference June 7 & 9
Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Fiddle Express February 19
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s History of Art Department.
Artist’s Talk: Paula Wilson Mooning March 9
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s History of Art Department.
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Design.
First Sundays Free Thursdays (after 4 pm) Featuring free gallery admission
Super Sundays **Interdisciplinary Studio for All with FEVERHEAD November 6 Painting Studio for All with Dan Gerdeman and Friends February 5 Exhibition Previews and Receptions **Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957 September 16 Sarah Oppenheimer: S-337473 and Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight February 3 Gray Matters May 19 Fall Student Party September 23 Anniversary Party November 14 Member Appreciation Days December 1–4 GenWex Presents Coffee Talk: Street Art Edition July 10 **Black Mountain College Reception and Tour October 20 Documentaries Close-Up February 18 Off the Grid March 4 Gray Matters VIP Tour June 8 Private exhibition and building tours Private receptions before or after selected events
**These events were presented to complement the exhibition Look Before You Leap: Black Mountain College 1933–1957.
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 contact the development office at (614) 292-3096 or the membership office at (614) 292-1777 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ENDOWMENT GIFTS The following endowments have been established to support the Wexner Center and our programs. Endowed funds may be created through direct donations or as part of your estate plan.
PLANNED GIFTS The following donors have made contributions through bequests or other types of deferred gifts. Adrienne and Sidney Chafetz Jean Parish Ric Wanetik and David Hagans GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT 2016–17 The following donors have made unrestricted gifts to support the Wexner Center’s general operations. Greater Columbus Arts Council Ohio Arts Council The Columbus Foundation Arthur W. and Tess Snyder Moore Fund Richard H. and Ann Shafer Fund Nationwide Foundation SPECIAL PROJECT CONTRIBUTORS 2016–17
The Wexner Center for the Arts Building Fund Leslie H. Wexner in memory of Harry L. Wexner
The following donors have made contributions to support specific Wexner Center programs and/or capital projects.
Permanent Endowment Su Au Arnold Preservation and Maintenance Fund for the Wexner Center and Mershon Auditorium The Louise and David A. Braver Fund for the Arts 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 1985 Endowment Fund The Jean E. Parish Endowment Shumate Family Endowment Fund The Mark T. Tappen Fund Tuckerman Family Endowment for Children’s Programs Wexner Center Foundation Trustees Endowment Fund Wexner Center Program Endowment Fund Harrison Koppel Wexner Endowment for Children’s Programs
American Electric Power Foundation Ameriprise Financial and The Chaddock Group, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. David and Carol Aronowitz Art4Moore Fund Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Big Lots Foundation The Blackwell Buckeye Funder donors Cameron Mitchell Premier Events Cardinal Health Foundation CarMax Foundation Adrienne and Sidney Chafetz Wexner Center for the Arts Endowment Fund of the Columbus Jewish Foundation City of Columbus Columbia Gas of Ohio The Columbus Foundation Edith Doud Unrestricted Fund Beth Crane and Richard McKee Mike and Paige Crane Crane Family Foundation Express FACE Contemporary Theater Fund, a program of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy Alex Fischer and Laurie Barreras Sam and Gigi Fried Nancy and Dave Gill DeeDee and Herb Glimcher Grange Insurance Audubon Center Greater Columbus Arts Council Heidelberg Distributing Heirloom Café Hopkins Printing Huntington Bank
Ingram-White Castle Foundation Institute of Museum and Library Services Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Martha Holden Jennings Foundation John J. Gerlach & Company, LLP Laurie Joseph Kaufman Development William W. and Sandra A. Kight Fund Nancy Kramer and Christopher Celeste James Kunk Megan and Mark Kvamme L Brands Foundation Ben Maiden and Karen Bell in loving memory of Jan Maiden The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Merce Cunningham Trust Richard M. Mershad National Endowment for the Arts National Performance Network NetJets New England Foundation for the Arts Oakland Nurseries Ohio Arts Council Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing Ohio Humanities The Ohio State University OYO Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP Portfolio Creative Puffin Foundation West, Ltd. Stephanie and Bill Ramsey Neil Rector Rohauer Collection Foundation, Inc. Harold C. Schott Foundation Scott’s Miracle Gro Shackelford Family Foundation Joyce and Charles Shenk Alex and Renée Shumate 614 Media Group Susan Tomasky and Ron Ungvarsky United Way of Central Ohio Neighborhood Partnership Center Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Arlene and Michael Weiss Abigail and Leslie Wexner Anonymous donor Anonymous donor PROMOTIONAL AND MEDIA SUPPORT CD102.5 Experience Columbus Gatehouse Media Mills James The Ohio State University Orange Barrel Media Outlook (614) Magazine WCBE 90.5 FM WOSU 89.7 FM
COMMUNITY PARTNERS Ace of Cups American Institute of Architects—Columbus Amy’s Donuts BalletMet The Center for Architecture and Design Center of Science and Industry (COSI) City of Columbus Columbus Black International Film Festival Columbus City Schools Columbus College of Art and Design Columbus Idea Foundry Columbus International Film + Video Festival Columbus Landmarks Foundation Columbus Metropolitan Club Columbus Metropolitan Library Columbus Museum of Art Columbus Percussion Columbus Urban League Columbus Young Professionals Club Community Housing Network Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Cover My Meds Creative Arts of Women Creative Babes Creative Control Fest Darista Café Dewey’s Pizza Dough Mama Café + Bakery Dublin Arts Council ECLIPSECORP Elizabeth’s Records Equality Ohio Equitas Health Event Source 400 West Rich Fukuryu Ramen Giant Eagle Market District—Kingsdale Godman Guild Association Babette Gorman and Jack Buckingham Greater Columbus Chinese Chamber of Commerce Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen Hopkins Printing Human Rights Campaign Italia in Ohio Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus Johnstone Fund for New Music Josenhans Family Fund of The Columbus Foundation King Arts Complex Lululemon Columbus Mikey’s Late Night Slice Milo Arts MINT Collective 934 Gallery NiSource Dollars for Doers Ohio Art League Ohio Dance Ohio History Connection The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University Alumni Association Parsons Avenue Merchants Association Pierogi Mountain The Pizzuti Collection Pursuit Radio 614 The Reeb Avenue Center The Reeb-Hosack/Steelton Village Association Rowe Boutique Seventh Son Brewing Co. Short North Alliance Smartypants Vintage Stonewall Columbus Studio 35 Thank Yoga Thurber House TRANSIT ARTS Traxler Custom Printing Two Caterers Union Café and Axis Nightclub Wagenbrenner Development Watkins Printing Company Weinland Park Community Civic Association Wild Goose Creative The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio WOSU YWCA Columbus CORPORATE COUNCIL The following corporations have made unrestricted gifts to the Wexner Center for the Arts and/or the Wexner Center Foundation and receive benefits as corporate members of the center. International Council: $100,000+ National Council: $50,000–$99,999 Trustees Council: $25,000–$49,999 Benefactors Council: $10,000–$24,999 Chairman’s Council: $5,000–$9,999 Investors Council: $2,500–$4,999 Advocates Council: $1,000–$2,499 International Council L Brands Foundation National Council American Electric Power Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Mills James Vornado Realty Trust Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Trustees Council Alliance Data Anomatic Corporation Axium Plastics Baker & McKenzie LLP Bocchi Laboratories The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited CBRE, Inc.
CCL Industries I. Chera & Sons Foundation/Crown Acquisitions Fenwick & West Firmenich Inc. The Forbes Company Georgetown Co. GGP Hunton & Williams LLP International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. Ivanhoé Cambridge KDC Columbus Live! Technologies Inc LT Custom Furnishings Inc. Macerich Management Company M/I Homes Foundation Onyx Packaging Corporation Paramount Group, Inc. PREIT Regina Miracle International (Group) Ltd. Rieke Packaging Rouse Properties Simon Property Group Taubman Vee Pak, Inc. Washington Prime Group Benefactors Council Acadia Realty Trust Acme Plastics, Inc. Alene Candles, LLC Aronov Realty Management, Inc. Artistic Carton Company Aurora Capital Associates Bogart Lingerie Ltd. Cahill Construction, Inc. CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. Centennial Real Estate Clover Group International Ltd. Complete Management Solutions E. C. Provini Co., Inc. Fontheim Partners, PC Fragrance Resources, Inc. Fred Olivieri Construction Company Geometric Results, Inc. Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate, Inc. JPMorgan Chase & Co. Karen Pearse Global Direct Lombardi Design & Mfg. MAS Holdings (Pvt) Limited Sri Lanka Matrix New England Development Pacific Textiles Ltd Patriot Place Pioneer Elastic (Hong Kong) Ltd. Primaris RED Development, LLC Rockfeld Group Schwarz Supply Source Starwood Retail Steiner + Associates The Superior Group
Triple Five Vestar Chairman’s Council Accel Inc. Acloché LLC Advanced Distribution Services Aeron Lifestyle Technology Inc Alberta Development Partners Alert Technologies Ampac APL Logistics Arent Fox LLP Avery Dennison RBIS Aware Products, LLC Balance Inc. Ballard Spahr LLP Michael and Kathy Bonnette BrightView Landscape Services Brunet International (Hong Kong) Ltd. B.S.T. Co. Jackie and John Bucksbaum Business Furniture Installations The Cafaro Foundation Cardinal Transportation LTD CASTO Central City Title Agency, Ltd. Commercial Contractors, Inc. Cosmetic Laboratories of America Creative Palette Inc Crystal Martin (Hong Kong) Limited Cypress Equities Debs Textile Corporation Dechert LLP Decotech, Inc. DigitasLBi Eckinger Construction Co. Experien FactGem Forest City Enterprises Fortner Upholstering Fuel Transport Inc. Garlock Printing and Converting Corp. Gregory Greenfield & Associates, Ltd. The Howard Hughes Corporation Jack Resnick & Sons Jim Wilson & Assoc. LLC Jones Day Lakeside Shopping Center & North Riverside Shopping Center Lambert Sheet Metal, Inc. Lee Hecht Harrison Adam & Stephanie Lewin and Hamilton Parker Company Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. Libbey Management Resource Systems, Inc. MBM Metalworks Hong Kong Ltd. Dan McCaffery MC Packaging Corporation M-Engineering
Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Nelson’s Seasonal Decor, LLC ODW Logistics, Inc. O’Neil Langan Architects O’Rourke & Nappi, LLP Our Country Home, Inc. Perez & Morris LLC Performance Team Pinnacle Construction, Inc. Pyramid Controls/Matthews International Robin Enterprises Co. Rochester Malls Royal Laser Mfg Inc. Ruggles Sign Schimenti Construction SG360 Shremshock Architects, Inc. 644 BRDY Realty Inc South Asia Textile Industries Lanka (PVT) Ltd. South Coast Plaza Squire Patton Boggs, LLP Standwill Packaging Inc Starr Digital Solutions Symrise Textile Printing Company (dba TPC Printing & Packaging) Trademark Property Co. Troutman Sanders LLP U.S. Xpress Vista Packaging & Logistics WS Development Zeiger, Tigges & Little LLP Investors Council Architectural Systems, Inc. Commercial Cutting & Graphics Continental Office Dan Fronk and Dancor, Inc. Empire Express, Inc. Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Intimark, S.A. Kite Realty Group Loeb Electric Company Maersk Line Morguard Investment Limited RCS Logistics Inc. Stevens Transport Stikeman Elliott Strategic Design Consulting, LLC Trinity Logistics USA Advocates Council Acock Associates Architects Blatteis & Schnur Capital City Awning Capitol Light CaribEx Worldwide DAVACO De Jager Construction Inc DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express Expeditors
Hermann Transportation Innovations in Wallcovering Inc. Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter King Business Interiors, Inc. Lee M. Smith & Associates Co., L.P.A. Mid/West Fresh Foods Inc. Minden Gross LLP Mock Woodworking Co. Moody Nolan, Inc. National Delivery Systems, Inc. Ochsendorf Promotions Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Permit Resources, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Silverstein SMBH, Inc. Sovereign Logistics, Inc. Special Dispatch of California Inc. Star Leasing Company Tri-North VFP Fire Systems, Inc. WESCO Retail & Commercial Anonymous donor 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 David and Beci Campisi Agnes Gund Katie and Brett Kaufman Bob and Mary Kidder Megan and Mark Kvamme Bill and Sheila Lambert Ann and Ron Pizzuti Jan and Robert Powers Joyce and Charles Shenk Abigail and Leslie Wexner Ann and John F.* Wolfe Benefactors Circle George Barrett Louise Braver Loann W. Crane Mike and Paige Crane Sherri Geldin Nancy and Dave Gill Nancy Kramer and Christopher Celeste Jamie McFate
Armory Circle Shelley Bird and Jerry Wiese Butler-Reid Washington Family Foundation Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation Johanna DeStefano Alex Fischer and Lori Barreras Sam and Gigi Fried Dareth Gerlach DeeDee and Herb Glimcher Denise and Michael Glimcher James Henderson and Katherine Kuck Jack Jackson and Robert Storbeck Donna and Larry James Scott Kerby and Jason Mangum Liza Kessler and Greg Henchel John S. Kobacker and Catherine Chapin Kobacker Charles McGuigan Kelly Mooney and Scott Henningsen Lou Ann Moritz Ransom and Buss Ransom Skestos Family Foundation Tim and Jenny Smucker Joy and Bruce Soll Susan Tomasky and Ron Ungvarsky Michael and Arlene Weiss Producers Circle Jeni Britton Bauer and Charly Bauer Dr. Brian and Teresa Biernat Elizabeth Boster and Sheila Clark Trish and John Cadwallader Beth Crane and Richard McKee Liz Dang and David Crane Jill and Jerry Dannemiller Dr. Robert E. Falcone Tracy and David Harrison Cindy and Larry Hilsheimer Beth Jarvis Tom Kaplin Mary and Tom Katzenmeyer Java and Mark Kitrick Robert F. Klaffky Denise Landman and Walter Palawsky Yung-Chen and Katherine K. Lu Mo and David Meuse John Muskoff Mr. Douglas J. Preisse Janet and Vikram Rajadhyaksha Shyam Rajadhyaksha and Ram Rajadhyaksha Susan and Jerome Scott Jason Shonk Johnathan Sosebee Patti and Steve Steinour Catherine Strauss and John Lowe Judy and Steve Tuckerman Randall Walters and Cynthia Mushrush
Director’s Circle Dana and Brent Adler John G. Alexander Karim Ali and Ben Justice Jamie and Steve Allen Ted and Kate Bauer Tom Bauer Jenni and David Belford Jamie Bersani The Bersani–d’Aversa Family Mrs. Andrew Broekema Yvette McGee Brown and Anthony L. Brown Casey and Maresa Campbell CampusParc Cristina Ceresoli and Joseph Licata Anna and Nick Coe Marjie and Jeff Coopersmith Roxana and Bill Deadman Melanie Dheel and Scott Rhodes Janet and Sidney Druen Senator* and Mrs. John Glenn Babette Gorman and Jack Buckingham Linda and Bob Gorman Dedrea and Paul Gray Mary L. and Richard Gray Kim and Todd Helvie Dr. Robert and Marcia Hershfield Char Hinson Lisa and Alan Hinson Celeste Holschuh David G. Horn and Victoria E. Powers Vijaya Iyer and Jeff Smith Jessica and Mac Joseph Linda and Frank Kass Charlotte and Jack Kessler Anne Marie La Bue and Terrence Walker Betty and Carl Lambert Mark and Jane Landon Mary Lazarus Nancy and Thomas Lurie Lisa Marmon Barb and Doug Martin Melinda McClimans Jennifer McNally and Michael Flamm Angela and David Meleca Chandler Mercer and Robert Podlogar Allison and Andrew Meslow Karen and Neil Moss Cicely Wylde-Oubrerie and José Oubrerie D. Scott Owens and Kevin J. Kowalski Robert Palmer and Susan Simms Ishan and Kirstie Patel Heidi Popadych and Craig White Michel Reese and James Reese David Renner and Jordanne Renner Cordelia Robinson and Grant Morrow Neil Rosenberg Betsy and Bryan Ross Janice Roth Maren Roth and Marc Desrosiers Ann and L. Jack Ruscilli
Leigh Schmid and Karin Lunau Christy Schoedinger and John Coleman Aidan and Patricia Shields Patti Shorr Alex and Renée Shumate Marc A. Sigal and Amy R. Goldstein Linda B. and J. Scott Taylor Kerry Thompson and Steven Cox Una Yuhua Tsou and Ken Hunter Connie and Craig Tuckerman Doug and Amy Grace Ulman Susan and Matthew Ungar Anne Valentine and Kent Thompson Ryan Vesler Mary Alice Vuicic and Dan Monaghan Drs. John Wakelin and Anu Cauhan Donna and Rodney Wasserstrom David Whitaker and R. Glenn Barker Sandra and Raymond Whitaker Ed Wolf Janice and Herbert Wolman Andrea Wulfekotte Chris and Alex Yessios 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. Vanguard: $1,000–$1,499 Vanguard Randy Arndt and Jeff Baker Dan and Christie Crane David Filipi and Laura Larson Miriam Freimer and Edward Levine Jerry Friedman and Julie Robbins Raminder and Amardeep Gill J. Ronald Green and Louisa Bertch Green Mark and Helen Hogan Mr. and Mrs. Douglas F. Kridler Jeffrey and Kathy Lipps Ben Maiden and Karen Bell Gyongyi and Tibor Nadasdy Fred and Kathy Ransier Matthew and Meara Scantland Martin and Sheila Torch 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 6, 2017. *Deceased
Wexner Center Staff DIRECTOR’S OFFICE Sherri Geldin, Director Jack Jackson, Deputy Director James F. Petsche, Administrative Associate CREATIVE SERVICES Erica Anderson, Director Brandon Ballog, Senior Graphic Designer EJ Josephat, Web Developer Kelly McNicholas, Graphic Designer Adam Tracht, Web Developer* DEVELOPMENT Lindsey Beetem, Individual Giving Manager Clara Davison, Development Assistant Julie Harrison, Development Coordinator Kyle Hatfield, Membership Assistant Micah Rickerson, Graduate Associate Christy Schoedinger, Director Karen Simonian, Advancement Projects Manager Lisa Wente, Senior Development Officer, Proposal Services EDUCATION Shelly Casto, Director Dionne Custer Edwards, Educator and Manager, School Partnerships Jo Anne Jenkins, Purchasing Assistant Maria Joranko, Program Assistant Tracie McCambridge, Manager, Gallery Teaching and Engagement Jean Pitman, Manager, Youth and Community Programs Alana Ryder, Manager, Public and University Programs Elizabeth Sandoval, Graduate Associate EXHIBITIONS Allison Buenger, Assistant Registrar Megan Cavanaugh, Director of Exhibitions Management Amber DuPree, Administrative Associate Marisa Espe, Curatorial Assistant David Dickas, Installation Manager Michael Goodson, Senior Curator of Exhibitions Bill Horrigan, Curator at Large Kim Kollman, Registrar James-David Mericle, Preparator Nick Stull, Preparator Lucy Zimmerman, Curatorial Assistant FACILITIES MANAGEMENT AND ENGINEERING Holly Brubach, Director Tim Steele, Building Services Coordinator
FILM/VIDEO Amber DuPree, Administrative Associate David Filipi, Director Paul Hill, Studio Editor Jennifer Lange, Curator, Film/Video Studio Program Mike Olenick, Studio Editor Ashley Stanton, Film/Video Assistant Chris Stults, Associate Curator, Film/Video FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION Peg Fochtman, Human Resources Manager Kevin Hathaway, Senior Accountant Valerie Kohlwey, Business Systems Analyst Maureen Thomas, Director MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS Mary Abowd, Associate Editor Laura Hooks, Audience Analysis and Advancement Coordinator Ann Jacobson, Graduate Associate Sylke Krell, Assistant Director Kellie Morgan, Community Outreach and Marketing Manager Densil R. R. Porteous II, Director Ryan Shafer, Publications Editor Melissa Starker, Creative Content and Public Relations Manager Danielle Verner, Social Media Coordinator Matt Wovrosh, Associate Digital Producer PATRON SERVICES Lindsay Acker, House Management Coordinator Claudia Bonham, Special Events Manager Joanna Hammer, Ticketing Manager Marlin Hauff, Assistant Store Manager Katie Laux, Director Helyn Marshall, House Management Manager Michaela Nardo, Assistant Ticketing Manager Emory Noakes, House Management Coordinator Matt Reber, Store Manager Stephanie Varnacini, Assistant Store Manager House Management Part-Time Event Staff Tim Bachelor Crystal Ceballos Anne Courtney Lily Dawn Jennie DeStephano Amy Flowers Jason “Rudy” Gerdeman Susan Gregorek Lachelle Haddox Dorian Ham Caitlin Hanner Scott Hartman
Susan Hyde Jenny Jade Kristi Kloss Scott Lawski Colette Meier Constance Mengel Stephanie Poole Agata Porcu Jim Prater Jo-Ann Prater Alayna Reckner Danielle Rennick Hannah Self Samina Shaw Beau Simmons Alli Sweeney Joel Treadway Linda Watts James Westfall Adrian Willis PERFORMING ARTS Charles Helm, Director Sarah Swinford, Program Manager Ashley Stanton, Performing Arts Administrative Associate TECHNICAL SERVICES Scott Austin, Design Engineer Sonia Baidya, Lighting Supervisor Bill Barto, Stage Manager, Mershon Auditorium Bruce Bartoo, Projectionist Andy Hensler, Stage Manager, Performance Space Steve Jones, Design Engineer John Smith, Technical Services Manager Mike Sullivan, Design Engineer
Wexner Center Volunteers COMMUNITY DOCENTS Mary Bauer Sonia Bazán Joy Benatar Dolores Blankenship Suzanne Cavazos Carol Collier Diane Driessen Monica Dunn Jillian Farley Patti Fertel Joan Folpe Sylvan Frank Susie Gerald Mary Hockenbery Kari Hoyt Andy Hudson Meagan Jones Gisela Josenhans Britta Krell Sue Levin Becky Lowther Caryn Neumann Pat Pound Cindy Puckett Neil Rector Janet Shumaker Joan Tallan Debbie Verona Gisela Vitt Jody Wallace Pete Wray Jamila Zawadi DONOR CIRCLES COUNCIL Joyce Shenk, Co-chair Judy Tuckerman, Co-chair Karim Ali Jamie Allen Kate Bauer Ashley Bersani Trish Cadwallader Sheila Clark Paige Crane Nancy Gill Jessica Joseph Angela Meleca Jordanne Renner Janice Roth Patti Shorr Renée Shumate Danielle Skestos GENWEX ADVISORY COMMITTEE Jessica Burton, Senior Chair Alex McCracken, Junior Chair Kate Bauer Dana Bernstein Christin Brettel
Emily Brown Sandra Enimil Amy Fleenor Diana Gerber Molly Gilbride Stephen Grim Sarah Grosh William Holbert Brian Kellett Keida Mascaro Lindsey Mathews Rian Medina Elaine McLoughlin-Overholt Michael Paitoo Ruth Payne Jessica Emma Roland Nate Schott Cat Sheridan Jennifer Slezak Yohannan Terrell Adam Vincent OFF THE GRID 2017 HOST COMMITTEE Kyle Asperger Mercedes Bender Shelby Bradford Grace Buchholz Alison Carter David Chambliss Andrew Dafler Anne Deis Mohamed Farah Rio Hairston Abigail Hartung Julie Kaercher Nikki Kanakkanatt Tala Kanani Teresa Kelley Gajen Lin Hoi Ning Ngai Mindi Ortiz Ann Ruege Kelsey Shankle Lisa Steward Lavelle Stillwell Kyle Strickland Kaylyn Thomas Alexsis Webb SHUMATE ENDOWMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL Jennifer Beard Kim Brazwell Melissa Crum Anita Davis Mark Lomax Ruth Lomax Steven Moore Toni Smith Shorter Maurice Stevens
VOLUNTEER USHERS Lisa Anfang Liz Arndt Tsion Azanaw Margaret Barga Rachel Barnes Steve Barrish Rebekah Bass Joachim Bean Timothy Black Antonio Bowens Diane Brant Amanda Brenske Gary Brown Jeanne Budde Joshua Carroll Melissa Carter-Dempsey Vicki Chay-Wilkins Lee Cohen Sylvia Collard Esther Connors Deborah Cornelius Adam Crawford Jim Crowley Mariann Crowley Marya DeBlasi Jennie DeStephano Pauline Dickey Barb Dittoe Mary Beth Donaldson Diane Drotleff Jennifer Farmer Cici Fellows Kathleen Fields Sam Folmar Jayce Fryman Sandra Furman Kathryn Goldsmith Marty Goldsmith Bill Gresham Arlene Hendrickson Debra Henrichs Carol Hines Dingyu Hu Xiaomeng Huang Jessica Jackson Deborah Jones Michelle Jung Mary Jane “MJ” Kibby Natalia Krutovskaya Cara Laviola Cynthia Letjekides Erika Loch-Test Holly Longfellow Margaret “Marge” Lynd Megan McGlone Erin McGovern Lance Mitchell Ryan Mitchell Marina Mogilevsky
David Nassau Caryn Neumann Nancy Nixon Marquetta Peavy Debbie Petroff Molly Rapp Michael Rex Jamie Rhein Connie Riegel Tammy Roberts Melinda Rosenberg Mary “Jackie” Jacqueline Ross Hilary Sasso-Schleh John Sather Susan Sather Rachel Skwerer Stephanie Steelman Lexie Stoia Mengke “Iris” Sun Kirsten Tychonievich Amjad Waheed Richard Warren Siyu “Erica” Wei Mike Wilkins Lisa Wiltshire Fred Winer Jill Winer Sofia Zinkovskaya INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS Nicole Ania Naveen Arcot Jack Armstrong Kyle Asperger Paula Baker Shawn Ballinger Lillie Banner Aditi Bansal Donna Bates Joachim Bean Ruth Bell Grace E. Bowen William Brandt Holly Brubach Kate Bunnell McLean Abbey Caldwell Hakim Callwood Monica Cantu Ryan Cassell Yanting Chu-Blake Nicole Ciminello Trish Clark Max Cohen Kimberly Cole Lisa Collins Delia Constantino Emily Cooke Amanda Cox Paige Crane Andrzej Czarniecki
Ally Davis Audrey Dearing Masood Delfarah Michael Doody Dwayne Dowdell William Dowdell Ahmed Ebady Amin Ebady Betina Ebady Tori Emery Marisa Espe Dempsey Ewan Jillian Farley Betsy Feuer Kevin Fish Eliza Fish Gabe Fish Maureen Flanagan Deanna Fochesato Jiaxin Gan Anisa Gandivivala Patti Gehred Diana Gerber Jake Gilliland Cameron Granger Gretchen Griffin Jim Griffin John Grosvenor Kyra Gunn Myra Gunn Mina Guzman Aaron Haah Justice Hampton Yen Hanes Faye Hartman Vaeth Sara Hendrix Linda Henry Megan Hils Laura Hooks Rachel Hopkin Jessie Horning Dingyu Hu Huiling Huang Jason Hughes Logan Inskeep Celeste Irving Nicole Jackson Jenny Jade Travis Jarrells Bill Johnson Steven Johnson Jessica Joseph Mac Joseph Erin Joyce Ran “Scarlett” Kang Sabrina Kaul Serena Kaul Daniel King Carol Kirwin Kristi Kloss
Sandhya Kocher Jaclyn Kohler Charlotte Kubat Jodi Kushins Kim Landsbergen Bob Leighty Sara Liang Yelena Lipskerova Yichen Liu Madison Lovely Ed Luffey Lynn Luffey Terri Maloney Houston Tarek Marouani Kelly McNicholas Liz McPeak Connie Mengel Daniel Meredith Rita Messer Mia Miranda Jeff Monebrake Jared Morris Bryan Moss Sarah Mutchler Tina Parsley Kathryn Pierfelice Annabel Pinkney Jeremy Polk Alice Ragland Goble Ramsey Ingrid Raphael Shannon Reilly Victoria Roberts Megan Rodriguez Alana Ryder Juli Sasaki Hilary Sasso-Schleh Megan Savage Morgan Shope Farrokh Sinai Alex Slaymaker Jennifer Slezak Charles Smith Anna Soter Jovi Sourmphonphakdy Mike Sullo Chris Summers Mari Sunami Marc Taub Bob Tavani Paige Taylor Chyna Tene Nguyen Tram John Turner Kaki Turner Toben Turner Jen Vu Sarah Waldman Isaac Wayne Emily Westenhouser
Deanna Wilkinson Chris Wilks Lauren Williams Julia Wilson Steven Wilson List reflects volunteers active between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. WEXNER CENTER FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES Leslie H. Wexner, Chair Michael V. Drake, MD, Vice Chair Bill Lambert, President TRUSTEES David M. Aronowitz Jeni Britton Bauer Shelley Bird David J. Campisi Michael J. Canter* Brenda J. Drake Adam Flatto Sherri Geldin Russell M. Gertmenian Ann Gilbert Getty Michael Glimcher Brett Kaufman Elizabeth P. Kessler C. Robert Kidder Nancy Kramer James E. Kunk Mark D. Kvamme James Lyski Ronald A. Pizzuti Robert P. Powers Janet B. Reid, PhD Joyce Shenk Alex Shumate Abigail S. Wexner Sue Zazon EX OFFICIO Peter L. Hahn Bruce A. McPheron Bruce A. Soll Mark E. Vannatta *Deceased
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Research and Education
Students and faculty member Daniel Roberts from Ohio State’s Department of Dance, photo: Nathan Ward.
Pages participants with Brian Harnetty, photo: Katie Spengler. Rehearsal for Faye Driscoll’s Thank You for Coming: Play, photo: Whitney Brewer. Gallery talk with Andrew Cruse, photo: Sylke Krell. Sarah Oppenheimer and patrons, photo: Katie Spengler. Gallery talk with Richard Fletcher, photo: Katie Spengler. Black Mountain MinEvent, photo: Brandon Ballog. Tommy Batchelor, photo: Katie Spengler. Robert Stern and Paul Goldberger, photos: Katie Spengler. Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes panel discussion, photo: Brandon Ballog. Memories of Underdevelopment, image courtesy of Tricontinental Film Center Photofest. Don’t Look Back, image courtesy of Criterion Collection. Lee Kline, photo: Katie Spengler. Tampopo, image courtesy of Janus Films. Mildred Pierce, image courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. A Hard Day’s Night, image courtesy of Criterion Collection. Jennifer Lange and Deborah Stratman, photo: Brandon Ballog. Evan Meaney, David Filipi, Jennifer Lange, Charles Fairbanks, Chris Stults, Deborah Stratman, and Lewis Klahr, photo: Katie Spengler. Sixty Six, image courtesy of the artists. Jonathas de Andrade, O Peixe (The Fish), image courtesy of the artist. Cristiano Lenhardt, Superquadra-Sací, image courtesy of the artist. Pages, photos: Katie Spengler. Art & Ecology, photos: A. J. Zanyk.
Inside Front Cover Jessica Burton, photo: Nathan Ward. Director’s Message Cuban Ambassador José Ramón Cabañas Rodríguez; Rubén Ramos Arrieta, Minister Counselor, Economic and Trade Office, Cuban Embassy; and Wexner Center for the Arts Director Sherri Geldin, photo: Maddie McGarvey. Exceptional Artistry Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957: dancer Silas Riener; curators Helen Molesworth and Ruth Erickson; students at the Fall Student Party; photos: Katie Spengler. Sarah Oppenheimer and Laurent Stalder; Super Sunday: Painting Studio for All with Dan Gerdeman and Friends; Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight and Sarah Oppenheimer: S-337473 opening preview celebration; photos: Katie Spengler. Patrons viewing Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight, left to right: Horizontal, 1965; Rondo, 1965; Green and White, 1956; artwork © Carmen Herrera, photo: Katie Spengler. Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight installation view, left to right: Escorial, 1974; Ávila, 1974; Estructura Roja, 1966/2012; Amarillo “Dos”, 1971; artwork © Carmen Herrera, photo: Luke Stettner. Gray Matters installation views (featuring Xaviera Simmons, Rupture, 2017; Bethany Collins, Southern Review, 1985 (Special Edition), 2014–15; Diane Simpson, Peplum II, 2014; Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Cast Iron Floor), 2001; Michelle Stuart, Serpent Mound, Ohio, 1978–79; Roni Horn, Opposites of White, 2006–7; Joyce Pensato, Bart and Lincoln, 2015/17; Amy Sillman, 100 from The Bathtub Drawings, 2015; Carmen Winant, The Answer is Matriarchy, 2016; Suzanne McClelland, Rank (Billionaires), 2017; Arlene Shechet, Building, 2003; Cristina Iglesias, Beirut Souk Shadow II, 2011), photos: Luke Stettner. Gray Matters installation views (featuring Xaviera Simmons, Rupture, 2017; Bethany Collins, Southern Review, 1985 (Special Edition), 2014–15; Diane Simpson, Peplum II, 2014; Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Cast Iron Floor), 2001; Michelle Stuart, Serpent Mound, Ohio, 1978–79; Roni Horn, Opposites of White, 2006–7; Joyce Pensato, Bart and Lincoln, 2015/17; Amy Sillman, 100 from The Bathtub Drawings, 2015; Carmen Winant, The Answer is Matriarchy, 2016; Suzanne McClelland, Rank (Billionaires), 2017; Arlene Shechet, Building, 2003; Cristina Iglesias, Beirut Souk Shadow II, 2011), photos: Luke Stettner. Gray Matters: patrons viewing Katie Paterson, Totality, 2016; artists Carmen Winant, Xaviera Simmons, Bethany Collins, and curator Michael Goodson; photos: Katie Spengler. Eastman/ Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Fractus V, photo: Filip Van Roe. Beth Gill, photo courtesy of Brian Rogers. Ira Glass and fans, photo: Katie Spengler. Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, photo: David Bazemore. Donny McCaslin, photo © Jimmy King. Joshua Redman, photo: Jay Blakesberg. AZIZA, image courtesy of the artists. Dave Douglas, image courtesy of the artist. Vijay Iyer, photo: Lena Adasheva. Findlay//Sandsmark, o’death, photo: Maria Baranova. Dane Terry, photo: Ben Alfonso. Jens Lekman, photo: Ellika Henrikson. Vivarium Studio, La mélancolie des dragons, photo © Martin Argyroglo. A Quiet Passion, image courtesy of Music Box Films. The Salesman, image courtesy of Cohen Media Group. Fire at Sea, image courtesy of Kino Lorber. I Am Not Your Negro, images courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. Don’t Call Me Honey: Fierce Women of Film promotional flier: Born in Flames, image courtesy of First Run Features; Spy, image courtesy of 20th Century Fox; North Country, image courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures; The Babadook, image courtesy of IFC Films; Je tu il elle, image courtesy of Janus Films; The Bigamist, image courtesy of UCLA Film & Television Archive; Wildness, image courtesy of Wu Tsang; Aliens, image courtesy of 20th Century Fox; Jeanne Dielman, image courtesy of Janus Films; Haywire, image courtesy of Relativity Media; Friday Foster, image courtesy of American International Pictures; Fire, image courtesy of the producer; Winter’s Bone, image courtesy of Roadside Attractions. Stacey Steers, Edge of Alchemy, image courtesy of the director. Bruce McClure, photo: Melissa Starker. Cameraperson poster, image courtesy of Big Mouth Productions. Frederic Tuten, image courtesy of Matsas. Sam Pollard, photo: David Filipi. Jennifer Reeder, photo: Brooke LaValley. Kelly Reichardt, photo: Simon Max Hill, image courtesy of Oscilloscope Pictures.
Outreach and Engagement Amna Akbar, Terry Green, Leslie Alexander, Curtis Austin, and Sarah Mamo; moderator Michelle Alexander; photos: Brooke LaValley. Leslie Alexander, Wendy G. Smooth, Jennifer Beard, and Joni Boyd Acuff, photo: Maddie McGarvey. Piper Kerman, photo: Jodi Miller. Nancy Rubins and Tyler Green, photo: Brooke LaValley. Jeff Smith, Garry Trudeau, Jenny Robb, Glen David Gold, and Damon Jaggars; CXC audience, photos: Katie Spengler. Fallen Fruit of Columbus planting at Weinland Park, photos: Kyra Gunn. Fallen Fruit of Columbus dedication at South Side, photos: Katie Spengler. Austin Young and David Allen Burns, photo: Maddie McGarvey. Banff Mountain Film Festival audience, photo: Melissa Starker. 2016 Anniversary Party, photos: Greg Miller. Zoom: Family Film Festival, photos: Katie Spengler. Other Prom 2016, photos: Jennie Key Photography for Kaleidoscope Youth Center. Off the Grid 2017, photos: Nathan Ward. Wex Drive-In, photo: Sylke Krell. Jeremy Henthorn, Jennifer Reeder, Jennifer Lange, David Filipi, and Dr. Melanie Corn, photo: Brooke LaValley. Signature Move, image courtesy of Chicago Film Project and Full Spectrum Features.
Also featured in our 2016–17 “Take the Leap” membership campaign were (clockwise from top left) Wex members Tim Morbitzer and Giancarlo Miranda; Ohio State professor Kris Paulsen; Donor Circles Council and GenWex Advisory Committee member Kate Bauer with husband, Ted, and son, Will; venture capitalist and Wexner Center Foundation trustee Mark Kvamme; jazz drummer and Shumate Endowment Advisory Council member Mark Lomax; longtime supporter and chairman emeritus of Express Inc., Michael Weiss; Bone cartoonist Jeff Smith and his partner Vijaya Iyer, both Donor Circles members; photos: Nathan Ward. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams founder and Wexner Center Foundation trustee Jeni Britton Bauer, photo: Nick Fancher.
Highlights from the 2016–2017 year at the Wexner Center for the Arts.