1. Cruzamentos: A Symposium on Contemporary Art and Film in Brazil


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    Held on March 27, this second day of Cruzamentos: A Symposium on Contemporary Art and Film in Brazil featured artists from the Cruzamentos exhibition and documentary film series, Brazilian and Wexner Center curators, and other notable scholars, including expert voices from Ohio State. Learn more: wexarts.org/viabrasil. Featuring artists Jonathas de Andrade, Rodrigo Braga, Cao Guimarães, Lucia Koch, and Vânia Mignone.

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    • A Conversation with Jack Nicklaus (September 14, 2013)


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      Jack Nicklaus, legendary golfer and longtime Ford Family friend, joined Steve Ford for a conversation on his legacy and the lasting legacy of Gerald R. Ford at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Foundation Trustee Doug DeVos hosted the event which continued the Gerald R. Ford Centennial Celebrations which have included former First Ladies Barbara Bush & Laura Bush, Jon Meacham and Donald Rumsfeld. The conversation was paired with the 2nd Annual 2013 Ruth's Chris Charity Golf Event, which was sponsored by Amway. Both events benefited the Student Learning Center at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Jack Nicklaus not only was a longtime friend of Gerald & Betty Ford but he also served as Honorary Pallbearer during Gerald R. Ford's funeral. Nicklaus holds the record for most Major Championship Victories (18) while also placing third all-time in career wins (73) with 58 career runner-ups with 19 in Majors. Nicklaus also played an key role in helping return Golf back into the Olympics, is a passionate philanthropist, has helped introduced thousands to the game of golf and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Steve Ford and Jack Nicklaus spoke at lengthen about the similarities Gerald R. Ford and Jack Nicklaus shared including strong family upbringings and strong family values. Nicklaus attended The Ohio State University during which he won won two U.S. Amateur tournament twice and an NCAA Championship. He learned numerous lessons from his father and as a young golfer that stayed with him for the rest of his life including understanding what he could and could not control so he could do his best with what he could, being prepared to succeed, just within yourself by not worrying about other players and what they are doing, learning from his mistakes and not making the same mistakes again. Nicklaus recalled numerous moments throughout his career, including winning his first major which was in Arnold Palmer's home course, being a rookie on the PGA Tour, his favorite tournament to play & win which was The Masters at Augusta, learning from Ben Hogan, changing preparations for tournaments when he started walking off yardage on courses and spending time with Gerald R. Ford the day Jimmy Carter was sworn in as President. Zach Hope also provided remarks on his grandfather, Bob Hope, and the special friendship he shared with Gerald R. Ford. Zach helped the Foundation in opening the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum's exhibit "Bob Hope: An American Treasure" back in 2012.

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      • Artists' Talk | Luiza Baldan and Gisele Camargo


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        Though they work in very different media, Luiza Baldan, a photographer, and Gisele Camargo, a painter, both explore the structures and geometries of urban environments, and in particular, their native Rio de Janeiro. Join us for a conversation between these two exciting young artists featured in Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil. Learn more: wexarts.org/viabrasil.

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        • Landscaping the Visible | Cruzamentos: A Symposium on Contemporary Art and Film in Brazil


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          Denise Carvalho (Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for Via Brasil) in a public conversation with graduate students who have participated in her seminar on 21st Century Brazilian Art and Film. Learn more: wexarts.org/viabrasil.

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          • A Conversation with Catherine Opie and Jack Whitten


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            Don’t miss this chance to hear from photographer Catherine Opie and painter Jack Whitten, who share a stage for the first time in this talk moderated by acclaimed art critic Tyler Green, host of the MODERN ART NOTES PODCAST. The work of these two renowned artists is on view in our spring exhibitions, CATHERINE OPIE: PORTRAITS AND LANDSCAPES and JACK WHITTEN: FIVE DECADES OF PAINTING. Learn more: https://wexarts.org/public-programs/conversation-catherine-opie-and-jack-whitten

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            • Artists' Talk: Anne Wilson and Josh Faught


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              Artists Josh Faught and Anne Wilson, who both had work on view at the Wexner Center in FIBER: SCULPTURE 1960–PRESENT, discuss their individual practices as well as the collaborative dynamic of the student-mentor relationship (Faught studied with Wilson at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago) in this February 26, 2015 talk. Learn more: wexarts.org/public-programs/anne-wilson-and-josh-faught

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              • Surviving in Antarctica: An Insect Perspective by David Denlinger


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                This presentation was made by Dr. David Denlinger, Distinguished University Professor Department of Entomology and Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University. Although insects are among the dominant forms of life on most continents, only one insect, a wingless midge, Belgica antarctica, is endemic to Antarctica. The midge is locally abundant but has a patchy distribution along the Antarctic Peninsula. This insect has a remarkable set of adaptations allowing it to survive not only low temperatures, but also desiccation, UV radiation, and extremes of salinity and pH. This presentation highlights the environment of the midge and the field site at Palmer Station and discusses our experimental results demonstrating physiological and molecular adaptations used by the midge to survive in this hostile environment. Our recent sequencing project indicates that this midge has the smallest genome yet described for an insect and opens new doors for discovery of mechanisms used by the midge for survival.

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                • Artist's Talk: Gregg Bordowitz


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                  As part of the exhibition preview and celebration for Blues for Smoke, the Wex featured a reading by artist, writer, and Blues for Smoke catalogue contributor Gregg Bordowitz, followed by a conversation between Bordowitz and the exhibition’s curator, Bennett Simpson. Wexner Center Director Sherri Geldin provides a welcome and introduction, followed by Bordowitz's reading (beginning at 12:30) and Bordowitz's and Simpson's conversation (beginning at 49:00).

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                  • Artist's Talk: Beryl Korot


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                    Multimedia artist Beryl Korot, whose pioneering TEXT AND COMMENTARY (1976–77) was featured in FIBER: SCULPTURE 1960–PRESENT at the Wexner Center for the Arts, speaks at the Wex on March 24, 2015. In this early multichannel work—one of the first to integrate video art into an installation setting—she presents weaving, writing, and video-making as parallel activities. Learn more: wexarts.org/public-programs/beryl-korot

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                    • Climate Change: Facts, Fictions, and our Faith by Dr. Katharine Hayhoe


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                      Dr. Katharine Hayhoe from Texas Tech University made this presentation at the Earthkeeping Summit held at The Ohio State University in October 2014.

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