Tomorrow and Saturday at 7 PM, don't miss the fascinating documentary "Two Trains Runnin'" which examines race and cultural upheaval during the explosive civil rights era as it follows a group of music-lovers and students who head south to coax legendary blues musicians Son House and Skip James out of hiding.

We're thrilled to welcome the film's director Sam Pollard—also an Academy and...
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We're super excited to finally announce our upcoming collaborative dance event "Parallel Connections," which will be showcasing three exceptional performances created in partnership with BalletMet and OSU Dance, debuting this fall.

Together these works will demonstrate surprising connections across the spectrum of contemporary dance artistry—as well as celebrate our vibrant community of...
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Ambient electronic band Coupler performs live otherworldly soundtrack to newly restored film "Our Heavenly Bodies"—a cosmic marvel of the silent era—tomorrow night, March 23 at 7 PM.

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Just a heads up that our ever-popular Banff Mountain Film Festival has sold out for all three screenings next week!

If you missed out this year, you can become a member at the Wex to enjoy priority access to Banff tickets and other can't-miss events before they go on sale to the public.

Sign up at wexarts.org/join, watch for our seasonal member ticket presales, and make sure to snag your...
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Get an inside look at "Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight"—the first major US exhibition in nearly 20 years to offer an intensive look at this groundbreaking Cuban-born artist—from the acclaimed show's curator Dana Miller and New York-based artist Tony Bechara, also a longtime friend of Herrera's.

The talk begins tomorrow, March 23 at 5:30 PM with a reception beforehand at 4:30 PM in Mershon...
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Dana Miller and Tony Bechara on Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight

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Calling all comic lovers and comic artists! Join us next Tuesday for a FREE writer's reading and book signing with author Michael Tisserand on his much-anticipated biography "Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White," which examines the fascinating role race played in the life and work of legendary "Krazy Kat" comic strip artist George Herriman.

Grab a copy in the Wex Store and get...
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"Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White" by Michael Tisserand

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"This is a perfect opportunity to see four of the best players working today playing some of the greatest repertory in American music. Miss it at your peril."

JazzColumbus.com said it best in their recent preview of standout sax talent Joshua Redman and his stellar Still Dreaming band—consisting of all-star jazz musicians Ron Miles, Scott Colley, and Brian Blade—who will be performing at...
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Joshua Redman Brings Still Dreaming to the Wexner Center | JazzColumbus.com

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Catch a preview of the upcoming episode of Broad & High on WOSU Public Media which will feature Sarah Oppenheimer discussing her Wex-commissioned work "S-337473."

The episode airs this Thursday, March 23 at 8 PM on WOSU-PBS, or watch it online at wosu.org/BroadAndHigh.

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Picture Lock is back again this year with a two-day screening event celebrating the diverse work of our film/video residency artists, created right here in Columbus!

We're bringing back some of our favorite filmmakers to present their own projects in person along with rare screenings from our extensive archive. Check out the lineup of events including a free cocktail reception:

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Picture Lock: 2017

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It's #ArtsAdvocacyDay! Important now more than ever. We want to show our support for our colleagues from across the country who are in Washington, DC, today and tomorrow for the annual Arts Advocacy Day meeting organized by Americans for the Arts. The Wex is there as well to represent our organization during this critical time.

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Tomorrow we'll be presenting the work of four women filmmakers—Carolyn Lazard, Anne Charlotte Robertson, Martine Syms, and Cauleen Smith—in the second installment of our "Wild Sounds" series, which highlights and challenges the use of women's voices in Western film.

We're also thrilled to have series co-curator Genevieve Yue and featured filmmaker Cauleen Smith (straight from the 2017...
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Wild Sounds: Program Two

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"This captivating movie, like the blues itself, is at once a recognition of those somber truths and a gesture of protest against them."—The New York Times

You won't want to miss accomplished editor, director, and producer Sam Pollard's exceptional new film "Two Trains Runnin'" which brilliantly weaves together the power of blues music and civil rights activists during the political and...
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“These dancers are like electrical currents, and Ms. Gill, with her usual deft sensitivity, tunes us into their vibrations.”—The New York Times

Bessie Award–winning, New York City–based dance artist Beth Gill makes her Wex debut with her latest piece, "Catacomb." The new work is designed to respond to the specific architectural qualities of each venue, and the unique geometry of our...
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Beth Gill: Catacomb

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Need a place to pause? An hour to rejuvenate? Join the Wexner Center’s Tracie McCambridge and mindfulness teacher Brandi Lust in exploring mindfulness in the galleries of the Wex.

Participants will learn meditation techniques and experience deep, and perhaps new, kinds of engagement with the art. This program will engage the mind, body, and heart through three, one-hour gallery experiences...
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On Pause: Mindfulness at the Wex

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Ambient electronic music meets retrofuturistic sci-fi film when Nashville-based group Coupler performs live to accompany the new digital restoration of 1925 astronomy film "Our Heavenly Bodies"—a German filmmaker's dreamy investigation of the universe and the once-inconceivable idea of space travel. Think of it as an early predecessor of Carl Sagan's Cosmos from the silent film era.

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Our Heavenly Bodies with live music by Coupler

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Here it is! ???? Fallen Fruit's sweeping transformation of our lobby is on view starting today! This is just a small glimpse of their stunning site-specific installation.

David Allen Burns and Austin Young—the duo behind Fallen Fruit—scoured the library archives of Columbus to find these fascinating vintage photographs that highlight the rich history of community and togetherness in central...
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Heads up, moviegoers and film festival fans—tickets for the 41st Cleveland International Film Festival are now on sale! This year their program lineup boasts an impressive 202 feature films and 216 shorts representing 70+ countries that will be screened at Tower City Cinemas and neighborhood theaters across Northeast Ohio.

Plus, we've got an exclusive discount for all of our followers! Use...
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Cleveland International Film Festival: March 29 - April 9, 2017

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Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning editor, director, and producer Sam Pollard joins us next week at the Wex to present "Two Trains Runnin'"—a fascinating documentary look at the political and cultural upheaval during the “Freedom Summer” of 1964.

The film follows separate groups of young men—musicians, college students, and record collectors—who head south to coax long-retired...
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Two Trains Runnin’ with Sam Pollard

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Hear the inside story of Carmen Herrera's acclaimed exhibition "Lines of Sight" from the show's curator, Dana Miller, and New York-based artist and longtime friend of Herrera's, Tony Bechara. The talk begins at 5:30 PM next Thursday, March 23—join us beforehand at 4:30 PM in Mershon Auditorium lobby for a reception with our campus and community partners.

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Artist's Talk: Dana Miller and Tony Bechara on Carmen Herrera

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Daring French director Alain Guiraudie follows up his 2014 festival hit "Stranger By The Lake" with "Staying Vertical," another look at freedom and desire—this time through the cycle of procreation, birth, and death.

A filmmaker heads to the French countryside looking for inspiration but instead meets a shepherdess who, after a few dalliances, quickly becomes pregnant with his child. The...
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Staying Vertical

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