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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

Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting 5-16-2015 thru 8-2-2015

This spring, join us to explore the groundbreaking work of African American artist Jack Whitten in the first career-spanning retrospective of his dynamic oeuvre. Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the exhibition traces the trajectory of Whitten's restless formal experimentation f

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Catherine Opie: Portraits and Landscapes 5-16-2015 thru 8-2-2015

Ohio-born photographer Catherine Opie returns to the Wexner Center to debut a new series of artist portraits and abstract landscapes. Among contemporary American photographers, Opie is exceptionally attuned to the histories of representation, and Portraits and Landscapes vigorously embodies the arti

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Art & Environment: A Professional Online Course for Teachers 6-1-2015 thru 8-31-2015

Art & Environment: A Professional Online Course for Teachers

Designed primarily for K-12 art teachers, Art & Environment is an online-only course designed to provide educators with an in-depth introduction to the field of Eco Art as well as a basic introduction to environmentalism. With 12 years of experience teaching Eco Art, Director of Education Shelly Cas

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Sam Green and Andy Black A Cinematic Study of Fog in San Francisco 6-1-2015 thru 6-30-2015

Sam Green and Andy Black  A Cinematic Study of Fog in San Francisco

This experimental documentary by Wex regular Sam Green and veteran cinematographer Andy Black is a love letter to an iconic, ephemeral weather phenomenon and the city that is so well known for it. The codirectors employ interviews with residents, tourists, meteorologists, and even the Golden Gate Br

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The Big Picture: A Summer of 3D, Technicolor, CinemaScope, and 70mm: Zulu 7-9-2015

The Big Picture: A Summer of 3D, Technicolor, CinemaScope, and 70mm: Zulu

Filmed in widescreen Technirama, the gripping epic Zulu depicts the 1879 Battle of Rorke's Drift, fought between a station of colonial British soldiers and an army of Zulu warriors. Stephen Dade's brilliant cinematography brings the viewer right into the middle of the incredibly tense battle scenes.

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The Big Picture: A Summer of 3D, Technicolor, CinemaScope, and 70mm: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad," Mad World 7-10-2015 thru 7-11-2015

The Big Picture: A Summer of 3D, Technicolor, CinemaScope, and 70mm: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad,

The word madcap seems invented for the epic comedy It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, which follows a group of strangers as they match wits (and lack thereof) in pursuit of $350,000. The cast is a who's who of American comedy from the era, including Sid Caesar, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Mickey Roone

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The Big Picture: A Summer of 3D, Technicolor, CinemaScope, and 70mm: War of the Worlds 7-16-2015

The Big Picture: A Summer of 3D, Technicolor, CinemaScope, and 70mm: War of the Worlds

Filmed in stunning Technicolor, Haskin's War of the Worlds is the first film adaptation of H. G. Wells's archetypal story of an invasion of Earth by creatures from Mars. Produced by George Pal, it's regarded as one of the greatest science-fiction films in history. (85 mins., 35mm)

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Improbable: Opening Skinner's Box 7-16-2015

Improbable: Opening Skinner's Box

Welcome back ever-innovative British theater ensemble Improbable, who return this summer for a multiweek creative residency to develop their next production, Opening Skinner's Box. Based on American writer Lauren Slater's 2004 book of the same name, Opening Skinner's Box illuminates surprising truth

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Wex Drive-In Outdoor Movie Series: Touch of Evil 7-16-2015

Wex Drive-In Outdoor Movie Series: Touch of Evil

The Wexner Center brings the big screen outside for Wex Drive-In, our annual series of free, festive, open-air film screenings on the Wexner Center Plaza at 15th Avenue and High Street. All Wex Drive-In movies start at dusk (generally around 9 PM), but you?re invited to come at 8 PM to choose your s

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Rebels of the Neon God 7-17-2015 thru 7-18-2015

Rebels of the Neon God

With films such as What Time Is It There? and Goodbye, Dragon Inn, Tsai Ming-liang is one of the most distinctive and significant filmmakers in world cinema. Yet his auspicious first film was never released in the US-until now. In this stark-but-sympathetic portrait of teenage alienation in Taipei,

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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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Trip Ideas

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A YP Weekend in Columbus

A YP Weekend in Columbus

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Underground Art

Underground Art

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

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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,...

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