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Wexner Center for the Arts

Discover a world of new and exciting contemporary art, performance and film at this laboratory for the arts at Ohio State University.

The Wexner Center for the Arts is Ohio State University’s dynamic and innovative laboratory for contemporary art. The multidisciplinary arts center hosts exhibitions, screenings, artist residencies, forums, performances and a range of educational programs intended for expanding the boundaries of contemporary art on an international scale. Immerse yourself in groundbreaking cultural experiences performed by established and emerging artists from Columbus and beyond.

The Wexner Center for the Arts opened in 1989 and has maintained an impressive profile as a forum for artists working in a variety of disciplines, from visual art to performing and multimedia arts. See some of these experimental works in cutting-edge exhibitions in the many gallery spaces at the center. Discover what is happening in contemporary art on an international scale with the center’s innovatively curated displays. Check the center’s calendar to find out which performances, artist talks or film screenings are on during your time in Columbus. Public programs, workshops and lectures occur regularly, but call ahead to book your spot to avoid disappointment.

Take a tour of the Wexner Center for the Arts to get the full experience of the busy and energetic arts space. Learn about different perspectives in art and get an intimate understanding of the laboratory at work. Tours last approximately an hour. Afterward take a seat and relax with a drink at the on-site Heirloom Café.

Admission costs vary between exhibitions, events and screenings but the center’s information desk, along with The Box, the center’s film screening space, is open every day until late if you need to confirm dates or prices. Galleries are closed on Mondays and the café is closed on weekends.

The Wexner Center is located near the Ohio State University campus. Local bus routes run directly to the university and a free bus transportation system operates in the university campus area.


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The Varsity Inn

The Varsity Inn

1445 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH
     
    2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Ohio State Medical Center, Ohio State University and Ohio Stadium. Schottenstein Center and Newport Music Hall are also within 2 miles (3 km).

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    The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center

    The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center

    2110 Tuttle Park Pl, Columbus, OH
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in University District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ohio Stadium, Ohio State University and Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum. Schottenstein Center and Wexner Center for the Arts are also within 15 minutes.

      Graduate Columbus NZ$128
      Graduate Columbus

      Graduate Columbus

      750 North High Street, Columbus, OH
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Italian Village, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Greater Columbus Convention Center and Nationwide Arena. Ohio Theatre and COSI are also within 2 mi (3 km).

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        157 W Norwich Ave, Columbus, OH
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in University District, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, Ohio State University and Schottenstein Center. Newport Music Hall and Ohio Stadium are also within 1 mile (2 km).

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          North Campus Home With 4 Bedrooms

          North Campus Home With 4 Bedrooms

          157 W Norwich Ave, Columbus, OH
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in University District, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, Ohio State University and Schottenstein Center. Newport Music Hall and Ohio Stadium are also within 1 mile (2 km).

            3 Bedroom Executive in OSU Area................................................ NZ$258
            3 Bedroom Executive in OSU Area................................................

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              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in University District, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Ohio State Fairgrounds and Ohio Expo Center and State Fair. Mapfre Stadium and Ohio State University are also within 1 mi (2 km).

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              Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Columbus OSU

              Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Columbus OSU

              3031 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jack Nicklaus Museum and Schottenstein Center. Ohio Stadium and Ohio State University are also within 3 mi (5 km).

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                SpringHill Suites Columbus OSU

                SpringHill Suites Columbus OSU

                1421 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in the heart of Columbus, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ohio State Medical Center and Ohio State University. Schottenstein Center and Ohio Stadium are also within 2 miles (3 km).