Ladies and gentlemen, we proudly present the limited-edition Gia-CONE-metti J-Bar, inspired by Swiss sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti, in honor of the Wexner Center for the Arts’ 25th anniversary exhibition, Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection (Sept. 21 to Dec. 31).
The very labor-intensive Gia-CONE-metti bar—a chocolate ganache-filled mini cone inside dark chocolate-enrobed Ndali Estate Vanilla Bean ice cream bar—is available in just two locations: our Short North scoop shop beginning today and the Wexner Center Store beginning Sunday, when Transfigurations opens to the public. All proceeds from Gia-CONE-metti sales will go to the Wex.
We’re proud to play a small part in Tranfigurations. A once-in-a-lifetime exhibition featuring masterworks from the personal collection of Leslie and Abigail Wexner, its concentration on three 20th-century virtuosos—Giacometti, Pablo Picasso, and Jean Debuffet—makes it incomparable to any other private collection formed during the past 50 years. Other featured works in Transfigurations are by Edgar Degas, Willem de Kooning, and Susan Rothenberg.
We like to think that Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) would have loved the Gia-CONE-metti J-Bar, our sculpture inside a sculpture. And while we’d love to share images of the great Giacometti’s works with you, we can’t. Images of his pieces in Transfigurations cannot be shared outside the exhibit. We can, however, treat you to the sight of a other works you’ll see in person during Transfigurations:
Transfigurations will be open to the public from Sunday, Sept. 21 to Wednesday, Dec. 31 at the Wexner Center, 1871 N. High St., on The Ohio State University campus. For tickets and information, visit wexarts.org/transfigurations or call 614-292-3535.
To ensure the best experience for everyone, a limited number of visitors will be admitted to the galleries on a timed basis throughout the run of the exhibition. Everyone (members, students, and the public) is strongly advised to reserve tickets in advance. Ticketholders will be asked to choose a half-hour window in which to enter the galleries, and once inside, may stay as long as they wish.