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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

Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting 5-16-2015 thru 8-2-2015

This spring, join us to explore the groundbreaking work of African American artist Jack Whitten in the first career-spanning retrospective of his dynamic oeuvre. Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the exhibition traces the trajectory of Whitten's restless formal experimentation f

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Catherine Opie: Portraits and Landscapes 5-16-2015 thru 8-2-2015

Ohio-born photographer Catherine Opie returns to the Wexner Center to debut a new series of artist portraits and abstract landscapes. Among contemporary American photographers, Opie is exceptionally attuned to the histories of representation, and Portraits and Landscapes vigorously embodies the arti

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Art & Environment: A Professional Online Course for Teachers 6-1-2015 thru 8-31-2015

Art & Environment: A Professional Online Course for Teachers

Designed primarily for K-12 art teachers, Art & Environment is an online-only course designed to provide educators with an in-depth introduction to the field of Eco Art as well as a basic introduction to environmentalism. With 12 years of experience teaching Eco Art, Director of Education Shelly Cas

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The Big Picture: A Summer of 3D, Technicolor, CinemaScope, and 70mm: In Cold Blood 7-30-2015

The Big Picture: A Summer of 3D, Technicolor, CinemaScope, and 70mm: In Cold Blood

Conrad Hall's cinematography for this adaptation of Truman Capote's true crime novel In Cold Blood is widely considered the pinnacle of black-and-white CinemaScope. Robert Blake and Scott Wilson star as the pair caught", tried, and executed for the gruesome murders of the Clutter family in Kansas in

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Grey Gardens 7-31-2015 thru 8-1-2015

Grey Gardens

A new digital restoration of one of the most iconic, fascinating, influential, and enduring documentaries of all time provides a new opportunity to meet Big and Little Edie: mother and daughter, high-society dropouts, and the reclusive aunt and cousin of Jackie Kennedy Onassis. The two manage to sur

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Jesse McLean: The Invisible World 8-1-2015 thru 8-31-2015

Jesse McLean: The Invisible World

Featured at countless international film festivals, The Invisible World combines home movies, YouTube clips, 70s sci-fi films, music by Electric Light Orchestra, and original footage to provide a fascinating look at materialism and what happens to our objects after we're gone. What is the fate of ho

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The Big Picture: A Summer of 3D, Technicolor, CinemaScope, and 70mm: The Tingler 8-6-2015

The Big Picture: A Summer of 3D, Technicolor, CinemaScope, and 70mm: The Tingler

We've screened most of the films by gimmick-meister William Castle over the years, but we've been saving one until we could do it justice. Bruce Goldstein, repertory program director of New York's Film Forum, returns to the Wex with his internationally celebrated presentation of The Tingler-delivere

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A Poem Is a Naked Person 8-7-2015 thru 8-8-2015

A Poem Is a Naked Person

A recent Criterion Collection box set devoted to the late Les Bank's work has cemented his reputation as one of America's most original and exciting documentary filmmakers. The never-released A Poem Is a Naked Person has only existed as a rumor among film and music fans, including some who have call

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The Big Picture: A Summer of 3D, Technicolor, CinemaScope, and 70mm: The Bridge on the River Kwai 8-11-2015

The Big Picture: A Summer of 3D, Technicolor, CinemaScope, and 70mm: The Bridge on the River Kwai

Few films can match the level of spectacle achieved in David Lean's Technicolor and CinemaScope epic The Bridge on the River Kwai. An obsessive British officer (Alec Guinness) takes his work a bit too seriously as he leads his captured men in the construction of a railroad bridge for a Japanese POW

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The Big Picture: A Summer of 3D, Technicolor, CinemaScope, and 70mm: 3D Rarities 8-13-2015

The Big Picture: A Summer of 3D, Technicolor, CinemaScope, and 70mm: 3D Rarities

Organized by the 3-D Archive's Bob Furmanek, 3D Rarities offers a diverse selection of shorts produced between 1922 and 1953. The program includes trailers for It Came from Outer Space and The Maze (both 1953); the Casper the Friendly Ghost cartoon Boo Moon (1953); the first 3D documentary Doom Town

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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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