Wexner Center for the Arts, The

Placeholder map

Wexner Center for the Arts, The 1871 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43210 Work614-292-3535 Visit Web Site

Get Tickets
Print

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

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil 2-1-2014 thru 4-20-2014

This four-gallery exhibition - with an accompanying publication - is the culmination of an in-depth inquiry into contemporary Brazilian visual culture. Brazil emerged as a force in contemporary art during the 1960s with the rise of Tropicalia, a loosely knit artist movement led by central figure Hel

Get Details

Love for Sale I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You 4-16-2014

Love for Sale I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You

Get Details

Forevering Trilogy; A Million Miles Away introduced by Jennifer Reeder 4-18-2014

Forevering Trilogy; A Million Miles Away introduced by Jennifer Reeder

Get Details

Criolo 4-20-2014

Criolo

Get Details

Ohio Shorts 4-26-2014

Ohio Shorts

Get Details

Blog Posts

Why Creative Types Love Columbus
Posted 4-14-2014

Read Post

A Taste of Brazil in Columbus
Posted 2-18-2014

Read Post

Hidden Holiday Gift Zones: Museum Gift Shops
Posted 12-4-2013

Read Post

Trip Ideas

Underground Art

Underground Art

Avant garde art, up and coming artists, creative reuses of space, food truck masterpieces and more await your visit.

View Trip Idea

Street Food to Acclaimed Restaurants

Street Food to Acclaimed Restaurants

Can you get a 5-star meal from a food truck? Come check it out for yourself. Columbus’ street eats range from taco trucks and BBQ to Korean and sweet and savory crepes. You’ll also find cupcakes,...

View Trip Idea