Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio Building

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Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio Architecture

Columbus Architectural Development design by Peter Eisenman Architects, USA

Wexner Center for the Visual Arts

Ohio State University, Columbus
Dates built: 1983-89
Peter Eisenman and Richard Trott

Wexner Center Ohio

Location: North High Street

Famous for its expressed clash of grids

Postmodern architecture

Location: The Ohio State University in Columbus

Wexner Center for the Arts Ohio building
photo by Ibagli – Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7946981

commissions new work
provides for artist residencies
performing arts, film and video presentations holds visual arts exhibitions

Wexner Center named after major donor Leslie Wexner, of Limited Brands

Wexner Center for the Visual Arts architect : Peter Eisenman

The exhibition “COOP HIMMELB(L)AU.Beyond the Blue” will be shown at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, USA running from April 2 until July 26, 2009.

The Wexner Center is a lab and public gallery, but not an art museum: it does not collect art. However, when the Center was constructed, it replaced the University Gallery of Fine Arts, and assumed possession and stewardship of the University Gallery’s permanent collection of roughly 3,000 art works.

Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, USA
photo by Another Believer – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=74054475

The collection serves a secondary role in the Center’s programs in the visual, media and performing arts. The Wexner Center is made available to University students and scholars for study, and is open to the public.

The Wexner Center’s 108,000 square feet (10,000 m2), three-story building was designed by architects Peter Eisenman of New York and the late Richard Trott of Columbus. They worked with landscape architect Laurie Olin of Philadelphia.

It was the first major public building to be designed by Peter Eisenman, previously known primarily as a teacher and theorist. The design was based on the controversial theory that art should be “challenged” by its environment rather than displayed neutrally. It raised Eisenman’s profile and he went on to design and build a number of other major projects including the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin.

Location: Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio, United States of America

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