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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

The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964) 2-26-2014 thru 1-10-2104

In The Gospel According to St. Matthew, Pasolini mainly cast non-professionals while referencing nearly 2,000 years of Christian art in creating the look of the film and its characters. In telling the story of Christ, Pasolini adheres closely to its source text, drawing much of the dialogue directly

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Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection 9-21-2014 thru 12-31-2014

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University will present an unprecedented exhibition of the personal collection of Leslie and Abigail Wexner.

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Joshua Wolf Shenk: Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs 10-13-2014

Joshua Wolf Shenk: Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs

In his new book Powers of Two, Joshua Wolf Shenk shines a light on this thing we call chemistry and proposes, with deft illustrations and rigorous argument, that it is, in fact, the essential engine of the creative process. Shenk's book weaves together scores of duos, from John Lennon and Paul McCar

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Spotlight on the Criterion Collection: with Producers Kim Hendrickson and Curtis Tsui 10-14-2014

Spotlight on the Criterion Collection: with Producers Kim Hendrickson and Curtis Tsui

With its unparalleled library of world classics and critically acclaimed contemporary films, exquisitely designed packaging, and demanding technical standards, the Criterion Collection remains the Tiffany's of important releases on home video.

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Visiting Filmakers: Terry Zwigoff Director's Dialogue 10-16-2014

Visiting Filmakers: Terry Zwigoff Director's Dialogue

Terry Zwigoff was inspired to take up filmmaking to tell the story of the obscure blues musician Howard Armstrong. The resulting film, Louie Bluie, hinted at Zwigoff's penchant for the esoteric and a fascination with characters-both real and fictitious-that live and work on the fringes of the mainst

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RETROSPECTIVE: Terry Zwigoff - Filmmaker's Dialogue 10-16-2014

RETROSPECTIVE: Terry Zwigoff - Filmmaker's Dialogue

After Louie Bluie and his breakthrough with the landmark documentary Crumb, Terry Zwigoff has gone on to create a distinctive and unlikely career making feature films about alienated misfits. Join us for a discussion with Terry Zwigoff and David Filipi, Director of Film/Video, punctuated by clips fr

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An Evening with Jerry Lewis Live! 10-19-2014

An Evening with Jerry Lewis Live!

Spend an evening with Jerry Lewis, an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director. Lewis is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. Don't miss this chance to see an American legend.

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Next at Wex: Hot 8 Brass Band 10-20-2014

Next at Wex: Hot 8 Brass Band

Bringing the strutting second line traditions of New Orleans brass bands up to date, the Hot 8 Brass Band put the fun into funk with their joyous sound. Hometown favorites, their rowdy-yet-elegant jumble of jazz and soul, boisterous brass band traditions, and unmistakable hip-hop attitude make up a

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Visiting Filmakers: Jodie Mack Let Your Light Shine 10-22-2014

Visiting Filmakers: Jodie Mack Let Your Light Shine

This program of five experimental animations brings everyday objects to life-from rippling head-shop tie-dyes to dollar store gift bags-creating a transcendent mixture of high and low culture. Jodie Mack has been one of the most talked about filmmakers in recent years, and as Cinema Scope magazine w

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Retrospective: Terry Swigoff, Ghost World (2001) and Art School Confidential (2006) 10-23-2014

Retrospective: Terry Swigoff, Ghost World (2001) and Art School Confidential (2006)

Terry Zwigoff was inspired to take up filmmaking to tell the story of the obscure blues musician Howard Armstrong. The resulting film, Louie Bluie, hinted at Zwigoff's penchant for the esoteric and a fascination with characters - both real and fictitious - that live and work on the fringes of the m

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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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