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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

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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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: Tron 8-28-2015 thru 8-29-2015

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

A landmark in computer animation, Disney's Tron follows programmer Jeff Bridges after he is transported into a digital world and has to fight his way out as a videogame gladiator against a series of artificial intelligence-controlled threats. The groundbreaking film was shot almost entirely in 65mm

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Tacita Dean From Columbus, Ohio to the Partially Buried Woodshed 9-1-2015 thru 9-30-2015

Tacita Dean  From Columbus, Ohio to the Partially Buried Woodshed

A quest for evidence of artist Robert Smithson's iconic 1970 work Partially Buried Woodshed led 1999 Artist Residency Award artist Tacita Dean, former Film/Video Studio Program curator Maria Troy, and current studio editor Paul Hill on a spontaneous road trip to its location at Kent State University

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Sundance Film Festival Short Films 9-1-2015

Sundance Film Festival Short Films

The 2015 Sundance Institute Art House Project Shorts program includes a diverse mix of six films from the most recent Sundance Film Festival. Among the selections are the Don Hertzfeldt's animated Short Film Grand Jury Prize winner World of Tomorrow (2015); The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul

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Director's Dialogue on Art and Social Change Featuring Cincinnati Goddamn 9-2-2015

Director's Dialogue on Art and Social Change Featuring Cincinnati Goddamn

Advancing the role of the arts in sparking meaningful dialogue about contemporary issues, this fall's Director's Dialogue features the powerful and timely documentary Cincinnati Goddamn. Supported by our Film/Video Studio Program, the film captures the personal trauma and civic unrest that followed

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The Third Man 9-3-2015 thru 9-4-2015

The Third Man

Don't miss the first major restoration of this film noir, one of cinema's greatest classics! Joseph Cotten plays a pulp writer who arrives in postwar Vienna to meet up with old friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles) and finds himself drawn into a world of corruption. Welles makes one of the most memorable

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The Garden of Earthly Delights: Recent Films by Ben Russell 9-9-2015

The Garden of Earthly Delights:  Recent Films by Ben Russell

Renowned artist-filmmaker Ben Russell returns to the Wex to present a recent trilogy of films, including a just-finished live performance film that's an epilogue to the series. Taking its title from Hieronymus Bosch's triptych in which the pleasures of Eden are surreally conflated with the torments

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Pather Panchali 9-10-2015

Pather Panchali

The release of Satyajit Ray's debut film Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road) announced to the world an eloquent and important new cinematic voice. A depiction of rural Bengali life in a style inspired by Italian neorealism", this naturalistic but poetic drama introduces us to both little Apu a

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The Apu Trilogy: Pather Panchali 9-10-2015 thru 9-24-2015

The Apu Trilogy: Pather Panchali

Two decades after the original negatives were lost in a fire, Satyajit Ray's breathtaking milestone of world cinema rises from the ashes in a meticulously reconstructed new 4K digital restoration. Here's your chance to enjoy a pristine presentation of The Apu Trilogy in its entirety, and at a specia

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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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