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

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

7 PM: Margaret Bodde, executive director of Martin Scorsese's The Film Foundation, presents a history...
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#tbt to our Off the Grid party from last year! This year's celebration is only 9 days away—grab your tickets before prices go up the day of the event! [ Bit.ly Link ]

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

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"The most powerful thing about THE PIROGUE is the way it deals with emotionally charged events matter-of-factly, rather than melodramatically. The story Mr. Touré has chosen to tell is both painfully specific—about these individuals, in this boat—and immeasurably vast, since the experience it depicts is shared by millions of people around the world. And yet somehow he gets the scale just...
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Contemporary Screen: The Pirogue

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

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Want a FREE opportunity to get some awesome shots of the Wex and our Carmen Herrera and Sarah Oppenheimer exhibitions? Then join us this Saturday for our exclusive Instameet with @igcbus (instagram.com/igcbus)! Details and RSVP here: [ Bit.ly Link ]. Here's just one of the great photos from last year's Instameet.
Go off the clock (and off the chain) at Off the Grid, the contemporary art party of the season! Tickets are on sale now: wexarts.org/OTG
In times of crisis, what is the responsibility of art to be relevant—to reflect on or analyze real conditions? In this year's Ludden Lecture, Darby English—professor of art history at The University of Chicago—considers a single object: Untitled (Policeman), a 2015 portrait of a black policeman by Wexner Center Residency Award recipient Kerry James Marshall (American, b. 1955). English...
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2017 Ludden Lecture: The Right to Reflect

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

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

Andrew Cruse on Sarah Oppenheimer: S-337473

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Only 1 week left to see experimental filmmaker Christopher Harris's work RECKLESS EYEBALLING in The Box—our exhibition screening space for video located in the Wex lobby.

Harris treats and edits found footage of actress Pam Grier, activist Angela Davis, and D. W. Griffith’s notoriously racist THE BIRTH OF A NATION to create a formally driven study of sexual desire, racial identity, and film...
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Christopher Harris: Reckless Eyeballing

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Columbus is home to a growing film scene.

We’re the backdrop for the 2016 action pic I Am Wrath and the upcoming Arnold Schwarzenegger drama Aftermath (formerly known as 478). The Ohio Film Group, a state-of-the-art production and post-production fa

Pakistani Lesbian Lucha Love Story: The Wex to Debut Highly Anticipated Film

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Off the Grid—the contemporary art party of the season—is only a few weeks away, so we have just four words you: Get. Your. Tickets. Now. Prices go up the night of the event, so grab 'em now and save that cash! ???? Don’t forget, Wex members get $10 off any OTG ticket, any time.

And best of all, you’ll be doing good while you have a great time—all proceeds from our ticket sales benefit Wexner...
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GenWex Presents: Off the Grid

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Cinema Revival kicks off with the magnificently restored 1916 silent film drama SHOES from pioneering feminist filmmaker Lois Weber. On the blog, husband and wife team Dennis Doros and Amy Heller—cofounders of Milestone Film and tireless champions of film preservation and independent cinema—talk about how they got involved with EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam to restore this defining and...
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Passion Project: Dennis Doros & Amy Heller on working together to save film

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Filmmakers, there are only two weeks left to submit your entries for our Ohio Shorts competition! This annual showcase highlights the best in Ohio-produced short films—from documentary, animation, or dramatic narrative, to anything in-between. The upcoming screening and reception on April 29 will once again combine works from creators of all ages for one powerful evening celebrating film from...
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Ohio Shorts 2017 Call for Entries

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Another stunning wallpaper pattern created by Fallen Fruit. Next month they'll be transforming our lower lobby at the Wex with a custom wallpaper featuring fruit and foliage native to Ohio and found items from local antique stores—we're sure it's gonna be beautiful! The installation also coincides with the public fruit parks planned for Weinland Park and South Side Columbus coming this...
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Cinema Revival is almost here! Our festival of film restoration starts this Wednesday, Feb. 22!

Last but not least in our film lineup preview, we've got the 1953 cult film BEAT THE DEVIL written by Truman Capote and John Huston. The film stars Humphrey Bogart, Gina Lollobrigida, Jennifer Jones, and Peter Lorre as travelers who are all stranded in Italy on their way to Africa, and all trying...
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Cinema Revival: Beat the Devil

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Look out Instagrammers and photographers of Columbus! We're partnering with @igcbus (instagram.com/igcbus) to host an Instameet next Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Wex!

RSVP through our Eventbrite to get an exclusive pass to our Sarah Oppenheimer and Carmen Herrera exhibitions which will provide plenty of visual inspiration to get some amazing shots, not to mention the always fascinating Wexner...
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Instameet at the Wex

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On the heels of our William Friedkin retrospective this month, 20th Century Fox’s Schawn Belston discusses his collaboration with the director to restore one of his best-known works—and one of the great films of the 1970s— The French Connection. This gritty drama stars Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider as New York City cops trying to intercept a huge heroin shipment coming in from France. The...
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Don't know what to wear to Off the Grid? ???? Get some vintage style inspo from Julie Harrison, photographer and development coordinator at the Wex, in her bright and beautiful collaboration with one of our OTG style sponsors Smartypants Vintage. Check out the full photo shoot on the blog, plus hear from Julie on how our current Carmen Herrera exhibition inspired these bold looks [ Bit.ly...
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Off the Grid 2017: What to wear

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To go along with our Cinema Revival screening of 1959's energetic film EXPRESSO BONGO on Sunday, Feb. 26, we'll have ACTUAL espresso and bongos in the Wex café! (We're very clever. ) Join us at 11 AM before the 12 PM screening of the film to grab some coffee and pastries and hop in on our bongo circle—BYO bongos or you can borrow one from Columbus Pro Percussion! ☕

It'll be the perfect segue...
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Expresso Bongo

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