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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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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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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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Art & Environment Interventions: Students Respond to the Environment 12-18-2014 thru 12-31-2014

Art & Environment Interventions: Students Respond to the Environment

Come see some of the freshest (and greenest) artwork around: the projects created by the high school students in this year's Art & Environment course. Since August, high school students from all over central Ohio have been exploring art and environmental issues as part of the Wexner Center's annual

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POLISH CINEMA: Innocent Sorcerers, and Ashes and Diamonds 1-8-2015

POLISH CINEMA: Innocent Sorcerers, and Ashes and Diamonds

One of Poland's greatest filmmakers, Andrzej Wajda received an honorary Oscar in 2000 and was the subject of a Wexner Center retrospective in 2009. This double feature opens with Innocent Sorcerers, a love story and portrait of young Poles in the 1950s. The film follows a young couple who meet in a

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POLISH CINEMA: The Illumination 1-13-2015

POLISH CINEMA: The Illumination

One of the essential films in the series, The Illumination follows a young man who moves from a provincial town to the city in order to study physics, hoping that science can answer his questions. With adventurous filmmaking and unusually incisive content, the film grounds the biggest questions of l

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POLISH CINEMA: Blind Chance, and A Short Film About Killing Double Feature 1-15-2015

POLISH CINEMA: Blind Chance, and A Short Film About Killing Double Feature

Completed in 1981 but heavily censored and not released until 1987, Blind Chance sees the first mature explorations of the key themes and stylistic motifs that made Krzysztof Kieslowski one of the world's foremost filmmakers. The film follows a young medical student who has to return home after his

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CONTEMPORARY SCREEN: Force Majeure 1-16-2015 thru 1-17-2015

CONTEMPORARY SCREEN: Force Majeure

A critical favorite at this year's Cannes Film Festival, where it took the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family on a skiing holiday in the Swiss Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, duri

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Polish Cinema: Jump 1-22-2015

Polish Cinema: Jump

A hallucinatory, allegorical western set in 1960s Poland, Jump sees a man on the lam jump off a train. Hiding out in a scarcely populated settlement, he encounters a ghostland set halfway between dream and reality, inhabited by people in distress and haunted by war. To some this mystery man (played

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NEW DOCUMENTARY: Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity 1-23-2015

NEW DOCUMENTARY: Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity

Born to Fly is a mesmerizing portrait of experimental choreographer and dancer Elizabeth Streb, founder of Brooklyn's STREB Extreme Action Company. Described by many as the Evel Knievel of Dance, Streb continues to astonish with her radical marriages of dance, performance art, acrobatics, and theate

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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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