October 17, 2019
Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Featuring artist/architect Allan Wexler
New York artist/architect Allan Wexler (born 1949) discusses his work that uses architecture, sculpture, photography, painting and drawing to explore relationships between human beings and the built and natural environments. The Museum’s Gardening Sukkah, on view in the upper level of the Walter Wing, can be used as a temporary hut where people gather to eat during Sukkot, the Jewish festival marking the fall harvest. Wexler’s sukkah doubles as a gardening hut during the rest of the year. The artist, who likes to think of himself as the “Andy Warhol” of architecture, pushes the boundaries of expected outcomes to offer novel ideas about human activity and built environments. Wexler’s 2017 book Absurd Thinking: Between Art and Design (Lars Müller Publishers) includes examples of his multi-media work and his insightful writings and reflections.
This program is presented by Columbus Museum of Art Friends of Jewish Art, the Melton Center for Jewish Studies at OSU, the JCC Jewish Book and Author Series and is made possible in part through the Lenore Schottenstein and Community Jewish Arts Fund of the Columbus Jewish Foundation, A JewishColumbus Partner.
Free admission; reservations requested to firstname.lastname@example.org