Wexner Center for the Arts, The

Placeholder map

Wexner Center for the Arts, The 1871 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43210 Work614-292-3535 Visit Web Site

Print

The Wexner Center for the Arts is one of the nation’s premiere cultural gems--an internationally known contemporary arts center at The Ohio State University. The Center offers exhibitions, performances, films, artistic residencies and educational programs. The building, a landmark of postmodern architecture, houses galleries, performance spaces, a film video theater, a store and a cafe. From the intimate, cabaret-style concerts in our black box theater to large-scale events in or 2,500 seat Mershon Auditorium, the Wexner Center offers a wide variety of performances – dance, theater, jazz, world music, electronica and more. In the Wexner Center Film/Video Theater, you can watch rarely screened movies from near and far, the latest independent features and classics from Hollywood and abroad. The galleries are open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday from 11 AM to 6 PM and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11 AM to 8 PM. The galleries are closed on Mondays and between exhibitions. Admission to the galleries is just $5 for the general public, and free for Wexner Center members, college students with ID, and anyone under 18. All visitors are admitted to the exhibitions for free on Thursdays after 4 PM and on the first Sunday of each month.

Upcoming Events

The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964) 2-26-2014 thru 1-10-2104

In The Gospel According to St. Matthew, Pasolini mainly cast non-professionals while referencing nearly 2,000 years of Christian art in creating the look of the film and its characters. In telling the story of Christ, Pasolini adheres closely to its source text, drawing much of the dialogue directly

Get Details

The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964) 3-17-2014 thru 1-10-2104

In The Gospel According to St. Matthew, Pasolini mainly cast non-professionals while referencing nearly 2,000 years of Christian art in creating the look of the film and its characters. In telling the story of Christ, Pasolini adheres closely to its source text, drawing much of the dialogue directly

Get Details

Polish Cinema: Jump 1-22-2015

Polish Cinema: Jump

A hallucinatory, allegorical western set in 1960s Poland, Jump sees a man on the lam jump off a train. Hiding out in a scarcely populated settlement, he encounters a ghostland set halfway between dream and reality, inhabited by people in distress and haunted by war. To some this mystery man (played

Get Details

NEW DOCUMENTARY: Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity 1-23-2015

NEW DOCUMENTARY: Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity

Born to Fly is a mesmerizing portrait of experimental choreographer and dancer Elizabeth Streb, founder of Brooklyn's STREB Extreme Action Company. Described by many as the Evel Knievel of Dance, Streb continues to astonish with her radical marriages of dance, performance art, acrobatics, and theate

Get Details

NEW DOCUMENTARY: National Gallery 1-24-2015

NEW DOCUMENTARY: National Gallery

London's National Gallery of Art, one of the world's foremost art museums, is the latest institution to be the subject of a film by the great Frederick Wiseman (who memorably visited the Wexner Center in 2006 for a retrospective of his work). An Old Master of documentary, Wiseman filmed over 12 week

Get Details

Richard Maxwell/New York City Players- Isolde 1-24-2015

Richard Maxwell/New York City Players- Isolde

One of the foremost American theater artists of his generation-and a longtime favorite of Wex theater followers-playwright and director Richard Maxwell returns with his latest New York City Players production, Isolde. An innovative take on the drawing room drama, Isolde is a breakthrough work that d

Get Details

POLISH CINEMA: Black Cross 1-25-2015

POLISH CINEMA: Black Cross

The first Polish historical blockbuster and still the most-viewed Polish film of all time, Black Cross is a widescreen medieval epic overflowing with sumptuous pageantry, thunderous action, and glorious Eastmancolor. With faithful historical detail, the film depicts the heroic Polish campaign agains

Get Details

VISITING FILMMAKERS: Two Blue Lines 1-27-2015

Shot over a period of 25 years, Two Blue Lines examines the human and political situation of Palestinian people from the years prior to the creation of Israel to the present day. By primarily featuring the narratives of Israelis whose positions run counter to their country's official policy, Ohio-ba

Get Details

POLISH CINEMA: To Kill This Love/ Mother Joan of the Angels 1-29-2015

POLISH CINEMA: To Kill This Love/ Mother Joan of the Angels

A scrappy, bitterly funny, and ultimately heartbreaking love story set against the harsh backdrop of the communist regime, To Kill This Love shows what it was like to be young at the turn of the 1970s in Poland. While Neil Armstrong lands on the moon, a couple discovers love and life in the big city

Get Details

CLASSICS: Gregory Markopoulos: Film as Film 1-30-2015

CLASSICS: Gregory Markopoulos: Film as Film

Gregory J. Markopoulos is acknowledged as one of the pioneers of independent filmmaking. Born in Toledo, Ohio, in 1928, he became a key figure in the New York avant-garde film scene of the 1950s and 1960s before leaving for Europe and withdrawing his work from public screenings until after his death

Get Details

Tours

Wexner Center Walk-in Tours

Wexner Center Walk-in Tours

Walk-In Tours introduce highlights from our current exhibitions, while also encouraging you to ask questions and express your own ideas. The tours are scheduled on a variety of dates and times, so you can find one to fit your busy schedule.

Get Details

Blog Posts

6 Special Spots to Catch a Film in Columbus
Posted 5-23-2014

Read Post

Why Creative Types Love Columbus
Posted 4-14-2014

Read Post

A Taste of Brazil in Columbus
Posted 2-18-2014

Read Post

Trip Ideas

OUT in Columbus

OUT in Columbus

Columbus is a smart and open-minded city, where people are free to be themselves and follow their passion. When visiting Columbus, here are some of our recommendations for dining and attractions to...

View Trip Idea

A YP Weekend in Columbus

A YP Weekend in Columbus

Columbus is an ideal city for young people, those coming out of college into the 'real world.' From boutiques, to sporting events to unique bars and pubs, you're sure to find something fun to do!

View Trip Idea

Underground Art

Underground Art

Avant garde art, up and coming artists, creative reuses of space, food truck masterpieces and more await your visit.

View Trip Idea

Street Food to Acclaimed Restaurants

Street Food to Acclaimed Restaurants

Can you get a 5-star meal from a food truck? Come check it out for yourself. Columbus’ street eats range from taco trucks and BBQ to Korean and sweet and savory crepes. You’ll also find cupcakes,...

View Trip Idea