My family visited the Wexner Center for Arts this fall during a trip to Columbus. It was our first visit to the art museum. I was really interested in checking out the current exhibit because a very large collection of pieces from the artist Pablo Picasso would be on display.
Here is a little more about the exhibit.
“A collection of this caliber and magnitude requires rare discipline, passion and discernment,” says Storr, who further notes, “Those who take the opportunity to view and absorb this exhibition will count themselves incredibly lucky to have looked over the shoulder of such avid collectors.” Transfigurations will be complemented by lectures and symposia featuring preeminent art historians, critics/cultural commentators, and contemporary artists.
Wexner Center Director Sherri Geldin notes, “Presenting the exquisitely focused Wexner family collection allows us to offer audiences—especially university students and scholars—an unparalleled look at some of the pioneering artists whose work in the first half of the 20th century transformed the cultural landscape of their time, and continues to resonate in our own.
We are so grateful to Leslie and Abigail Wexner for providing this singular opportunity to illuminate the creative continuum between early 20th-century masters and contemporary artistic practice.”
“This is the ideal moment to celebrate the profound and continuing impact of the WexnerCenter, a multidisciplinary laboratory for new ideas, creativity, and freedom of expression purposefully situated at the gateway of The Ohio State University—a great land grant institution and my alma mater,” says Leslie H. Wexner, Wexner Center Foundation chair and chairman and founder of the Limited Brands.
“Abigail and I are happy to share the collection that we have the privilege and pleasure to live with every day. We are so grateful to the Columbus community forits generous support of the center over 25 years. At the same time, the exhibition creates an opportunity for Ohio State to be an incubator for new scholarship and critical dialogue surrounding these remarkable artists, their work, and their influence.”
“The art center represents a unique public/private partnership that directly links a major research university with the world’s most creative innovators in arts and culture,” notes Wexner. “It serves as both a local and global hub that connects with virtually every academic department and student association on this campus. The Wexner Center for the Arts serves as an important portal to the university, with a presence and impact felt the world over.”
*No photography is allowed while you are visiting the exhibit but there is a book that you can purchase in the bookstore that showcases the artwork that you see.
It’s one thing to learn about the art in school and it’s another experience to see it in real life. I was really glad that my kids and I had the opportunity to see the works of such a famous artist. It’s really interesting to learn about the history behind the work of art and the artist who created it.
Transfigurations Exhibit will be on display from September 21–December 31, 2014
OSU Faculty & Staff $6
**Free for visitors on Thursdays after 4 PM and on the firstSunday of each month
(must be reserved in advance).
*All Transfigurations tickets are timed and must be purchased or reserved in advance
The Wexner Center for the Arts is located at 1871 North High Street, Columbus, OH
You can find out more from the Wexner Center for the Arts website.
Disclosure: I was given admission for my family for review purposes. All opinions are my own.