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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

Erik Levine: Cold Storage 4-1-2015 thru 4-30-2015

Erik Levine: Cold Storage

Continuing his exploration of male identity and masculinity in contemporary society, New York-based artist Erik Levine trains his lens on an Argentinian slaughterhouse in his newest work, Cold Storage. The violent nature of the setting is only suggested as Levine choses instead to focus on the detai

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NEXT@WEX: The Mountain Goats with Ides of Gemini 4-22-2015

Led by singer/songwriter John Darnielle, the Mountain Goats return to the Wex in support of their upcoming release Beat the Champ (Merge Records), a collection of songs about professional wrestling due out April 7. I wrote these songs to re-immerse myself in the blood and fire of the visions that sp

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Stations of the Elevated 4-22-2015

Long regarded by film lovers and hip-hop fans as an obscure cult masterpiece", the 1981 Stations of the Elevated is finally getting a wide release in a new restoration. Dedicated to memorializing the extravagant graffiti on New York City's MTA trains and set to music by jazz giant Charles Mingus, th

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THEATER :Ann Hamilton and SITI Company the theater is a blank page 4-23-2015 thru 4-26-2015

THEATER :Ann Hamilton and SITI Company the theater is a blank page

Be among the first to see this unique, immersive performance created by theater innovators SITI Company and renowned visual artist Ann Hamilton-and join us to celebrate one of the concluding signature moments of the Wexner Center's 25th Anniversary Season. Several of this season's projects have reac

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Secret Cinema 4-24-2015

Each Secret Cinema features a new film never released in Columbus, a new or restored print of a selected classic, or something so rare or unusual it deserves to be screened. Throw caution to the wind and see what we have in store for you! It's been a while, but our last Secret Cinema screening was t

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Ohio Shorts 4-25-2015

Ohio Shorts

Our annual Ohio Shorts program is always a celebration, and this year will be even more so because it's the program's 20th anniversary! Join us as we show the best in Ohio-produced short films-whether documentary, animation, dramatic narrative, or something in-between. Both the adult and youth divis

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Art & Environment: A Course for High School Students 5-1-2015

Eco-conscious and interested in contemporary art? Entering 11th or 12th grade this fall? Here's your chance to learn about the intersections of art and environmental issues at Ohio State while earning high school credit through your own school. Blending extensive online coursework and diverse field

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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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NEXT@WEX: Stephin Merritt (of the Magnetic Fields) accompanied by Sam Davol 5-16-2015

NEXT@WEX: Stephin Merritt (of the Magnetic Fields) accompanied by Sam Davol

Magnetic Fields front man Stephin Merritt returns to the Wex for an intimate concert accompanied by his longtime bandmate, cellist Sam Davol. One of America's most talented songwriters, Merritt's droll, piercing wit and artfully crafted lyrics and melodies have won him legions of devoted fans worldw

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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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