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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

Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes 6-13-2014 thru 8-3-2014

Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes

An acclaimed comic book artist and graphic novelist, Daniel Clowes has nearly 50 publications to his credit, and is also a highly regarded magazine illustrator who regularly serves as a New Yorker magazine cover artist. He is also Oscar-nominated screenwriter for the film adaptation of his 1997 grap

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Tar Creek (Lydia Moyer, 2013) 7-1-2014 thru 7-31-2014

Tar Creek (Lydia Moyer, 2013)

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

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Last Year in Marienbad (Alain Resnais, 1961) II sorpasso (Dino Rissi, 1962) 7-24-2014

Last Year in Marienbad (Alain Resnais, 1961) II sorpasso (Dino Rissi, 1962)

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 - Young and Beautiful (Francois Ozon, 2013) 7-25-2014 thru 7-26-2014

Contemporary Screen - Young and Beautiful (Francois Ozon, 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.

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Retrospective: Richard Linklater Bad News Bears (2005) 7-26-2014

Retrospective: Richard Linklater Bad News Bears (2005)

Linklater's update of the 1976 comedy Bad News Bears stars Billy Bob Thornton as Buttermaker, a washed-up, alcoholic, former minor-league baseball player who coaches a team of hapless Little Leaguers into a squad that challenges for the championship. Also with Greg Kinnear and Marcia Gay Harden. The

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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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