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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.

Travel Packages

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

Jeu de Paume (Joshua Mosley, 2014) 8-1-2014 thru 8-31-2014

Jeu de Paume (Joshua Mosley, 2014)

The Wexner Center's exhibition space for video, The Box features varied works shown in an intimate setting.

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A Summer Abroad '14 - 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley, Kubrick, 1968) 8-28-2014 thru 8-29-2014

A Summer Abroad '14 - 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley, Kubrick, 1968)

Join us on a cinematic world tour with stops in France, Italy, Germany, the UK, Japan, and the Czech Republic. Our tour guides are some of the most revered directors in film history, including the likes of Jean-Luc Godard, Werner Herzog, Jacques Demy, Alain Resnais, Stanley Kubrick, and Nagisa Oshim

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The New Chinese Art Market: Art Funds, Auction Houses, and the Promotion of New Art 8-29-2014

The New Chinese Art Market: Art Funds, Auction Houses, and the Promotion of New Art

Tang Xin, Head of Art Collection, Taikang Life Insurance Company, Ltd. and the PULL LEFT curator, will speak on generating a private collection, the Chinese art market, and curatorial practices on a global scale. Join us at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Film/Video Theatre for a discussion and Ques

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A Summer Abroad '14 - Marketa Lazarova¡ (Frantia¡ek Vla¡ail, 1967) 9-3-2014

A Summer Abroad '14 - Marketa Lazarova¡  (Frantia¡ek Vla¡ail, 1967)

Join us on a cinematic world tour with stops in France, Italy, Germany, the UK, Japan, and the Czech Republic. Our tour guides are some of the most revered directors in film history, including the likes of Jean-Luc Godard, Werner Herzog, Jacques Demy, Alain Resnais, Stanley Kubrick, and Nagisa Oshim

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Contemporary Screen: Manakamana (Stephanie Spray & Pacho Velez, 2013) 9-4-2014

Contemporary Screen: Manakamana (Stephanie Spray & Pacho Velez, 2013)

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites. You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule. The contemplative observational documentary Manakamana closely follows pilgrims 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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