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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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Next at Wex: Nils Frahm with Dawn Of Midi 11-18-2014

Next at Wex: Nils Frahm with Dawn Of Midi

Berlin-based composer Nils Frahm's pieces for keyboards are absorbing, driving, and reflective. He draws upon the trajectories established by Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and Keith Jarrett, yet displays his own distinctive approach across a spectrum of fresh sonic territory. Frahm's exploratory music

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CLASSICS: Level Five 11-19-2014

Never before released in the US", Chris Marker's Level Five follows Laura, a woman tasked with finishing a video game about the Battle of Okinawa that her lover started before he disappeared while researching the history of the conflict. Marker weaves in contemporary interviews with Japanese people

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Miranda July: New Society 11-20-2014

Miranda July: New Society

Over the Wexner Center's history, we've not only introduced new names and important innovators in all fields, but have also enjoyed seeing key artists evolve. In particular, artists supported through the center's Artist Residency Award program are often welcomed back so our audiences can see their l

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NEXT@WEX: Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band 11-21-2014

NEXT@WEX: Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band

Vanguard guitarist and composer Chris Forsyth's breakthrough album Solar Motel blew everyone away with its deft synthesis of widescreen art-rock textures with vernacular American influences, evoking fervid comparisons to iconic guitar-driven bands and artists such as Television, Robert Quine, John F

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Lee Konitz Quartet 12-5-2014

Lee Konitz Quartet

A true jazz master who has pursued a tireless drive for constantly fresh approaches throughout his long career, alto sax sage Lee Konitz's spry instrumental wit and improvisational verve continue to belie his status as an octogenarian. With his stellar quartet featuring classically trained pianist D

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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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