OCIO Helps Wexner Center Celebrate 25 Years

The Wexner Center for the Arts (WCA) is celebrating its 25th anniversary and the centerpiece of the celebration is a new exhibit entitled, TransfigurationsModern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection. The exhibit is the first public showing of works from the personal art collection of Leslie and Abigail Wexner. You might wonder how OCIO is involved in bringing this collection to WCA. Quite simply, just as fragile works of art require care and special handling, the technology-enhanced components of this billion-dollar exhibit require expertise that OCIO provides or coordinates. Per OCIO Relationship Manager, Carol Holmes, our efforts in support of Transfigurations have included:

  • Installation of 9 additional wireless access points
  • Network support for an additional 17 closed-circuit TV cameras
  • Consulting expertise and activities for enabling 40 Google Glass devices to connect directly with "WiFi@OSU"
  • Assistance and consulting from Garrett Harmon, Ryan Holland, David Lloyd and Jim Tufano.

WCA Design Engineer Stephen Jones shared the compliment, "OCIO delivered on time and as promised."

Kate Keune, Senior Director, Marketing, Communication, and Training for OCIO and ODEE commented, “We are excited to have the opportunity to play a role in bringing this innovative exhibit to life at the Wexner Center. At the core of what we do is supporting the university community through technology and this is a great example that type of partnership.

Through the WCA collaboration, our work is continuing to align with university initiatives as we help to enhance the arts at Ohio State and our connections with the Columbus arts community.

The Transfigurations exhibit runs through December 31, 2014 and features masterworks by Jean Dubuffet, Edgar Degas, Willem de Kooning, Alberto Giacometti, Pablo Picasso and Susan Rothenberg.

To learn more about this exhibit visit wexarts.org/transfigurations/

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