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.
The Wex galleries and store are open Wednesday–Sunday, 11 AM–4 PM (open until 7 PM on Thursday).
The Wex is a great place to get lost inside for a few hours by yourself, with friends, or with the family. In addition to exhibitions, once they can open fully, they’ll offer tons of events, including talks, films, music and more at the center during the month.
Exhibitions at Wexner Center for the Arts
Climate Changing: On Artists, Institutions, and the Social Environment – through August 15.
Gallery admission is now free every Sunday thanks to The AEP Foundation.
Learning & Public Practice
Monthly Office Hours: Each month features a special guest (or guests!) for a free-flowing, casual conversation. The guest(s)could be a Wex staff member, art enthusiast, critic, artist, community member, activist, or friends and family joining together to talk about anything from recent favorite science fiction reading to baking at home to local legal voting initiatives and policies. Drop in for the whole hour or even just a few minutes to say “hi!” Feel free to listen, laugh, or address critical issues in these open conversations. See upcoming schedule here.
Mon, Jun 28, 11:30 AM
Mon, Jul 26, 11:30 AM
Mon, Aug 30, 11:30 AM
Mon, Sep 27, 11:30 AM
Mon, Oct 25, 11:30 AM
Mon, Nov 29, 11:30 AM
Mon, Dec 27, 11:30 AM
See more upcoming offerings at the calendar.
Coming June 2: Raja Feather Kelly, Hysteria
This one’s coming in hot! Details will be shared soon about this live tour of Kelly’s New York Times pick performance from earlier this year. But you can check out a preview now here.
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.
Wex Center at South Drive-in
The Wex heads to South Drive-in with a free series of three popular and critically acclaimed films of the 1980s, presented monthly beginning Sunday, June 6.
Admission to all screenings in the Wex series is free, but space is limited and on a first come, first served basis. Complete details about the films to screen will be available at wexarts.org.
The features scheduled for July and August will each be preceded by an Ohio-made short film; selected shorts will be announced closer to the screening dates.
Sunday, June 6: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). Doors open at 8:30 PM, film begins at approx. 9:15 PM
For this Zoom Family Program, there will be a companion reading list created by partners at Columbus Metropolitan Library, along with additional film recommendations, a coloring page, and crafty how-to videos. These will be shared in advance at wexarts.org/zoom. On site before the film, there will be free Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, craft bags for kids with project instructions, and a help table staffed by the center’s Learning & Public Practice team. Attendees are strongly encouraged to RSVP here by June 2 to reserve a spot.
Thursday, July 15: Escape from New York (1981). Doors open at 8:30 PM, film begins at approx. 9:15 PM
Thursday, August 12: Do the Right Thing (1989). Doors open at 8 PM, film begins at approx. 8:45 PM
Details for the Wexner Center
Free and discounted admission to The Wexner Center
Wex Center offers FREE admission for exhibitions for everyone on Thursdays after 4 PM and every Sunday courtesy of the American Electric Power Foundation.
$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
Free on Thursdays after 4 PM and every Sunday
Gallery admission is also free with a ticket to any same-day Wexner Center event.
Tue – Wed: 11 am-4 pm
Thu: 11 am-7 pm
Fri-Sun: 11 am-4 pm
Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
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