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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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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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CURATOR'S TALKS: Lucy Lippard 10-23-2014

CURATOR'S TALKS: Lucy Lippard

Hear from art critic, curator, and activist Lucy Lippard, one of the most influential voices in contemporary art for over 50 years. Her many books include the seminal work Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object (1973), on the then-emerging field of conceptual art; From the Center: Femini

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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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Akash Odedra: Rising 10-23-2014 thru 10-26-2014

Akash Odedra: Rising

One of the hallmarks of the Wexner Center's program over the past 25 years is to not only introduce important innovators to our local audience, but to also highlight Columbus and Ohio State as the place where new talent and new work is first seen in this country. A case in point: this US premiere of

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New Documentary: Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (2014) 10-24-2014

New Documentary: Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (2014)

Beginning with his own family album, director Harris takes a historical look at the way black photographers and their subjects have used the medium for social change.

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New Documentary: Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies (Arne Glimcher, 2008) 10-25-2014

New Documentary: Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies (Arne Glimcher, 2008)

Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.

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Next at Wex: Sinkane with Helado Negro 10-30-2014

Next at Wex: Sinkane with Helado Negro

It's always special to celebrate homegrown success-especially when it's as danceable and downright funky as this. Plan to be there when Sinkane returns to his home city of Columbus with his four-piece band, touring in support of his upcoming DFA Records release.

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Visiting Filmakers: Flood Tide (2013) - Introduced by Todd Chandler 10-30-2014

Visiting Filmakers: Flood Tide (2013) - Introduced by Todd Chandler

Flood Tide both documents and reimagines a real-life performance created by the street artist Swoon. A group of artists floated seven large sculptures down the Hudson River and Chandler interweaves documentation of this journey with layers of fiction, mythology, and oral history. Music is an integra

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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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