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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.

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Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

This fall, in celebration of their 25th anniversary, the Wexner Center for the Arts will mount Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, an unprecedented exhibition of the personal collection of Leslie and Abigail Wexner. The Package includes: overnight accommodations, breakfast for two, valet parking for one vehicle, complimentary Wi-Fi, and two tickets to the Wexner Center for the Arts.

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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

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Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection 9-21-2014 thru 12-31-2014

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University will present an unprecedented exhibition of the personal collection of Leslie and Abigail Wexner.

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Visiting Filmakers: Flood Tide (2013) - Introduced by Todd Chandler 10-30-2014

Visiting Filmakers: Flood Tide (2013) - Introduced by Todd Chandler

Flood Tide both documents and reimagines a real-life performance created by the street artist Swoon. A group of artists floated seven large sculptures down the Hudson River and Chandler interweaves documentation of this journey with layers of fiction, mythology, and oral history. Music is an integra

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Next at Wex: Sinkane with Helado Negro 10-30-2014

Next at Wex: Sinkane with Helado Negro

It's always special to celebrate homegrown success-especially when it's as danceable and downright funky as this. Plan to be there when Sinkane returns to his home city of Columbus with his four-piece band, touring in support of his upcoming DFA Records release.

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Lambert Family Lecture: Robert Storr and Carroll Dunham in Conversation 11-3-2014

Explore the past, present, and future of figurative painting in this year's Lambert Family Lecture, featuring celebrated contemporary artist Carroll Dunham and Robert Storr, guest curator of Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection. The pair will discuss the legacy of the m

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ARTIST'S TALKS: Kerry James Marshall 11-7-2014

ARTIST'S TALKS: Kerry James Marshall

Dynamic Chicago-based artist, MacArthur Fellow, and past Wexner Center Artist Residency Award recipient Kerry James Marshall visits to discuss his career and the importance of art education. An internationally renowned painter, master draftsman, photographer, video maker, and sculptor, Marshall carr

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AUTHOR EVENTS: A Conversation on Race, Writing, and Culture with Zadie Smith 11-13-2014

AUTHOR EVENTS: A Conversation on Race, Writing, and Culture with Zadie Smith

Novelist Zadie Smith was born in North London in 1975 to an English father and a Jamaican mother. Her acclaimed first novel, White Teeth (2000), a vibrant portrait of contemporary multicultural London told through the story of three ethnically diverse families, won numerous awards and has been trans

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Yve-Alain Bois with Lisa Florman and Philip Armstrong:The Artistic Milieu of Postwar Paris 11-14-2014

Yve-Alain Bois with Lisa Florman and Philip Armstrong:The Artistic Milieu of Postwar Paris

Join us for this conversation that pairs acclaimed art historians and Picasso experts Yve-Alain Bois, Lisa Florman, and Philip Armstrong for a discussion of the artist's works, including those in our fall exhibition, Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection. A widely recogn

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Next at Wex: Nils Frahm with Dawn Of Midi 11-18-2014

Next at Wex: Nils Frahm with Dawn Of Midi

Berlin-based composer Nils Frahm's pieces for keyboards are absorbing, driving, and reflective. He draws upon the trajectories established by Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and Keith Jarrett, yet displays his own distinctive approach across a spectrum of fresh sonic territory. Frahm's exploratory music

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Miranda July: New Society 11-20-2014

Miranda July: New Society

Over the Wexner Center's history, we've not only introduced new names and important innovators in all fields, but have also enjoyed seeing key artists evolve. In particular, artists supported through the center's Artist Residency Award program are often welcomed back so our audiences can see their l

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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.

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