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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

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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The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964) 3-17-2014 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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Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume I, 2012 2-7-2015 thru 4-12-2015

Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume I, 2012

Moroccan-born artist Hassan Hajjaj blends photography, performance, and fashion in colorful portraits that offer insightful commentary on global capitalism. This three-channel video installation-which features musicians wearing ensembles designed by the artist and performing in front of colorful, he

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Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present 2-7-2015 thru 4-12-2015

Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present

This exhibition revels in the diversity not only of fiber itself, but its application and potential for use in a range of scales, from the intimate to the architectural. You'll encounter such immersive works as Sheila Hicks's Banisteriopsis II (1965-66/2010), an amorphous yellow wool-and-linen frees

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2014 Sundance Film Festival Animated Shorts 3-4-2015

2014 Sundance Film Festival Animated Shorts

Take a rambunctious ride with some of the world's most creative animators. The Sundance Film Festival Animated Shorts program features a diverse array of styles, techniques, and genres from recent editions of the festival. Among the highlights are Chris Landreth's Subconscious Password (2013), Don H

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ESSENTIAL 3-D: Cave of Forgotten Dreams 3-5-2015

ESSENTIAL 3-D: Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Werner Herzog received special permission from the French government to film inside of Chauvet Cave in southern France, site of the oldest known images created by humans. Once a skeptic of 3D filmmaking, Herzog believed that only the 3D effect would give the viewer a satisfactory experience with the

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Interstellar 3-6-2015 thru 3-7-2015

Interstellar

Nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Original Score, Production Design, and Visual Effects, Interstellar follows a team of astronauts as they travel through a wormhole in search of habitable worlds in an attempt to save the civilization they left behind on a nearly-depleted Earth. Featur

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ARTIST'S TALK: Kurt Hentschl?ñger 3-11-2015

Chicago-based, Austrian-born artist Kurt Hentschl?ñger creates audiovisual installations and performances. Speaking in Columbus for the first time, he'll present his extraordinary body of sound- and installation-based work, the immersive nature of which reflects on metaphors of the sublime and the h

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Pina 3-12-2015

Pina

The great contemporary choreographer Pina Bausch died just as Wim Wenders was preparing a documentary on her incredible life and career. Convinced to proceed with the film by Bausch's company as a tribute, Wenders records a selection of some of her best-known pieces in vivid 3D while also capturing

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Actress 3-13-2015

Sandusky, Ohio, native Brandy Burre had a recurring role on HBO's The Wire when she gave up her career to start a family. When she decided to reclaim her life as an actor, the domestic world she's carefully created crumbles around her. This compelling-yet-unnerving documentary begins to feels like a

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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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