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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.

Upcoming Events

Ohio Shorts 2016 Call for Entries 1-1-2016 thru 3-1-2016

Ohio Shorts 2016 Call for Entries

Our annual Ohio Shorts competition showcases the best in Ohio-produced short films-from documentary, animation, or dramatic narrative to anything in-between. The upcoming screening and reception on April 30 will again combine the adult and youth divisions for one powerful reel of the best all-ages v

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The Box: chameckilerner Samba #2 2-1-2016 thru 2-29-2016

The Box: chameckilerner  Samba #2

As part of the Wexner Center's 25th anniversary, The Box is dedicating the entire year of programming to work produced in the Film/Video Studio. Screenings in this free exhibition space for video, located just across from the Wexner Center Store, run continuously seven days a week, the same hours as

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DANCE @ 30 FPS 2-11-2016

DANCE @ 30 FPS

Organized by Mitchell Rose, associate professor in Ohio State's Department of Dance, this program of vibrant, award-winning shorts showcases the latest fusions of filmmaking and dance from around the world. See Isabel Rocamora's Body of War, which searches for the aesthetics of hand-to-hand combat,

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Not Sustainable: Films on Environmental Loss/ Manufactured Landscapes 2-12-2016

Not Sustainable: Films on Environmental Loss/ Manufactured Landscapes

Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky specializes in large-scale images of seemingly beautiful but often-toxic industrial landscapes. In Manufactured Landscapes, director Jennifer Baichwal probes further, investigating how human inhabitants endure these environments, including workers in a factory

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Out 1 2-13-2016 thru 2-14-2016

Out 1

Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky specializes in large-scale images of seemingly beautiful but often-toxic industrial landscapes. In Manufactured Landscapes, director Jennifer Baichwal probes further, investigating how human inhabitants endure these environments, including workers in a factory

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Out 1 2-13-2016 thru 2-20-2016

Out 1

French New Wave icon Jacques Rivette's monumental 13-hour masterpiece Out 1 has been nearly impossible to see, which makes its restoration and reappearance one of the most extraordinary cinema events of the year. The film makes for ideal winter binge viewing as we show its eight episodes over two da

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Witness: Black Independent Film/ Ganja & Hess 2-18-2016

Witness: Black Independent Film/ Ganja & Hess

An anthropologist encounters a cursed African dagger and becomes a bloodthirsty immortal in love with his assistant's widow. Bill Gunn turned a commission to make a black vampire film into an almost revolutionary blend of blaxploitation and horror, creating a stylized look at sex, religion, and Afri

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Not Sustainable: Films on Environmental Loss/ Still Life 2-19-2016

Not Sustainable: Films on Environmental Loss/ Still Life

Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2006 Venice Film Festival, Still Life examines the effects and psychological costs of China's relentless conversion to capitalism and progress, as two villagers search for lost loved ones in a town decimated by flooding from the Three Gorges Dam. One of the masters o

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Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration/ Johnny Guitar 2-25-2016

Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration/ Johnny Guitar

Don't miss this vivid restoration of a certified camp classic. Johnny Guitar pits strong-willed saloonkeeper Vienna (Joan Crawford) and her former lover (Sterling Hayden as the titular gunslinger) in a showdown with town fury Emma (Mercedes McCambridge) and her fellow locals, who will stop at nothin

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Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration/ Rocco and His Brothers 2-25-2016

Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration/ Rocco and His Brothers

Luchino Visconti's personal favorite among his own works, Rocco and His Brothers is a stunning, operatic masterpiece with a rich emotional landscape. A widow (Katina Paxinou) and her five sons (including Renato Salvatori and soon-to-be-superstar Alain Delon) emigrate from southern Italy to the indus

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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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