Wexner Center for the Arts, located on campus at Ohio State, is a multidisciplinary research laboratory for the arts with programming featuring performing arts, exhibitions, and media arts. Once they reopen, Wexner Center is a great place to get lost inside for a few hours by yourself, with friends, or with the family. In the meantime, there are several virtual offerings to explore at the Wexner Center for the Arts!
Virtual Offerings with the Wexner Center for the Arts
Starting on May 29, watch the exclusive presentation of Circumstantial Pleasures, the new film from collage animator & past Wex Artist Residency Award recipient Lewis Klahr. Here are details. There will be a livestream conversation with the filmmaker on June 5.
Virtual Screening Rooms New Releases
Contemporary Screen: Supa Modo
This charming and moving film from Kenya (the country’s official Oscar selection for last year) follows a superhero-obsessed nine year-old girl who finds solace in a terminal diagnosis by believing that she has superpowers of her own. The film screened once at the Wex last year as part of the Zoom: Family Film Festival.
Documentaries: No Data Plan
Listed as the best documentary of 2019 by Hyperallergic, the film captures the boredom, precarity, and fantasies of an undocumented immigrant crossing ICE-age America by train. It’s the debut feature by the exciting emerging filmmaker Miko Revereza—born in Manila, living illegally in the US for over two decades, and in 2018 listed as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine. As with all of Revereza’s works, No Data Plan is another attempt to answer his ongoing question, “How does an undocumented documentary filmmaker document themselves?”
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc, the new film from Bruno Dumont, opens on May 29
Other Virtual Films held over for viewing for a limited time
Click here to watch these films available for a limited time only
- The Times of Bill Cunningham
- Spaceship Earth
- A White, White Day
- Band of Outsiders
- Out of The Box: In the Air
With a nod to the short-form, experimental nature of an extended play record, the Wex[EP] series seeks to document a facet of each artist’s creative practice during this rupture and explore innovative ways of communing with one another. Performances are Thursdays at 5:30 PM. All will be livestreamed through wexarts.org.
May 28: Mark Lomax II #Drumversations
Following the tradition of master jazz percussionists Max Roach, Milford Graves, and Michael Carvin, Lomax bases his compositions and improvisations on a mixture of singable melodies and complex rhythms invoking the storytelling function of Afrikan drumming.
Home Learning with Wexner Center Education Department
The Wexner Center has put together home learning resources for parents. Check out the list of educational links recommended to pique your child’s interest and accompany school lessons.
Details for the Wexner Center
Once the Wexner Center reopens, plan a visit so you can see all of the offerings in person.
Wex Center offers FREE admission for exhibitions for everyone on Thursdays from 4-8 p.m., as well as on the first Sunday of every month.
In addition to exhibitions, there are also tons of events, including talks, films, music and more at the center during the month. Check out the arts and events tab for full list. Gallery admission is also free with a ticket to any same-day Wexner Center event.
$9 general public
$7 senior citizens (65 and older), and Ohio State faculty and staff (with BUCK ID)
Free for Wexner Center members, college students with ID, active military and veterans, and anyone under 18
Hours (CURRENTLY CLOSED; regular hours listed below)
Sun: 11 am-6 pm
Tue – Wed: 11 am-6 pm
Thu – Sat: 11 am-8 pm
Exhibitions at the Wexner Center
See upcoming events for the exhibition after they reopen.
Gallery hours are 11 AM–6 PM Tuesday–Wednesday, 11 AM–8 PM Thursday–Saturday, and 11AM–6 PM Sunday. Galleries are closed Mondays. Admission is free anytime for Wexner Center members, college students, and visitors 18 and under, and free for all Thursdays 4–8 PM and the first Sunday of the month.
Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
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