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. Wexner Center for the Arts is a great place to get lost inside for a few hours by yourself, with friends, or with the family.
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.
Exhibitions beginning in May include:
- Paul Sietsema’s multilayered, multimedia work explores how many bodies of knowledge—about history, culture, and art itself—are far more fluid and mutable than we assume them to be. The new film, which is premiering at the Wexner Center, and projects related to it represent the culmination of Sietsema’s work supported by a Wexner Center Artist’s Residency Award in visual arts for 2010–11. Built around a spare and repetitive structure, this new film examines a room in which contemporary means of communication and media consumption have been replaced by highly clichéd and anachronistic versions of these same objects. The film presents a further meditation on the workspace of the artist, exploring ideas of artistic process, the nature of media, and the relationship between the present moment and the time captured and replayed by film.
- Shimon Attie: MetroPAL.IS – Shimon Attie’s MetroPAL.IS., an immersive, multiple-channel video installation, dramatically tackles the complex and intensely problematic Middle East conflict with characters cast from the Palestinian and Israeli communities in New York City. Dressed in outfits that reflect their varied lifestyles and professions, each of the performers reads from a document created by Attie that combines sections of the Israeli Declaration of Independence (1948) and the Palestinian Declaration of Independence (1988). This hybrid document reveals a surprisingly significant overlap between the two original texts.
There are also tons of events, including talks, films, music and more at the center during the month. Check out the event page for listings.
$8 general public
$6 senior citizens (65 and older), and Ohio State faculty and staff (with BUCK ID)
Free for Wexner Center members, college students with ID, and anyone under 18
1871 N High St