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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

Jeu de Paume (Joshua Mosley, 2014) 8-1-2014 thru 8-31-2014

Jeu de Paume (Joshua Mosley, 2014)

The Wexner Center's exhibition space for video, The Box features varied works shown in an intimate setting.

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Tape (Richard Linklater, 2001) & Fast Food Nation (Richard Linklater, 2006) 8-19-2014

Tape (Richard Linklater, 2001) & Fast Food Nation (Richard Linklater, 2006)

On the occasion of the release of Boyhood-a film that many are already calling his masterpiece-we revisit the career of the revered American independent director Richard Linklater, picking up where a previous Wexner Center retrospective left off in 2000. Linklater has continued the often-audacious f

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That Man from Rio (Philippe de Broca, 1964) & Beauty and the Devil (Rena Clair, 1950) 8-21-2014

That Man from Rio (Philippe de Broca, 1964) & Beauty and the Devil (Rena Clair, 1950)

Join us on a cinematic world tour with stops in France, Italy, Germany, the UK, Japan, and the Czech Republic. Our tour guides are some of the most revered directors in film history, including the likes of Jean-Luc Godard, Werner Herzog, Jacques Demy, Alain Resnais, Stanley Kubrick, and Nagisa Oshim

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Wex Drive-in Outdoor Films | MARS Attacks! 8-21-2014

Wex Drive-in Outdoor Films | MARS Attacks!

A cockamamie robbery, a classic thriller, and a madcap alien invasion are all part of this year?s Wex Drive-In outdoor film series. Admission is always free; visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs starting at 8 pm and enjoy food from Mikey's Late Night Slice, Pam's Market Popcorn,

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Contemporary Screen - What is Cinema? (Chuck Workman, 2013) 8-22-2014 thru 8-23-2014

Contemporary Screen - What is Cinema? (Chuck Workman, 2013)

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites. You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

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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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