Visiting our galleries
In order to expedite your entry into the galleries, please take a moment to review the check-in procedure outlined below.
Backpacks, regardless of size, must be placed at coat check before entering the galleries. All other bags (including purses and diaper bags) will be inspected before being allowed into the galleries. Those exceeding 11 x 15 x 5 inches (28 x 38 x 13 cm) in size must be placed in coat check. The Wexner Center for the Arts is not responsible for lost or stolen items; we recommend keeping anything on the list below at home or in your vehicle.
Patrons are encouraged to check their coats in the complimentary, self-service coat check. If guests elect to keep their coats, center security personnel may ask guests to open the coat or undergo a pat down before being admitted to the galleries.
It is recommended that you travel lightly to increase the speed and ease with which you may enter the galleries.
The following items are not permitted in the galleries:
– Backpacks of any type (child carriers worn on the front of the body are permitted)
– Sharp items, such as knives (including pocket knives), box cutters, and scissors
– Weapons of any kind
– Aerosols, including pepper spray or Mace
– Flammable liquids
– Wet media, including paint, markers, and crayons
– Gum, food, and beverages, including bottled water
– Oversized or double strollers
– Sketchbooks larger than 12 inches by 18 inches
Note: Pens, cosmetics, travel sized toiletries, and items of a similar nature found inside a purse or diaper bag will not be confiscated or sent to coat check; however, these items may not be removed from the bag while in the galleries.
In accordance with Ohio law, possession of concealed handguns is not permitted on university property, including the Wexner Center for the Arts.
The Wexner Center invites visitors to its exhibition spaces to take still photographs without a flash for personal, noncommercial use, except where restrictions are indicated. Include #theWex with your photos, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @wexarts. The complete photo policy is available at the gallery entrance.
Cell Phones, iPads, Mobile Devices
Visitors are permitted to use these devices in the galleries, providing they respect the viewing experience of fellow patrons and remain aware of their surroundings. Wexner Center iPads are available in the galleries for visitors to access augmented reality information for select exhibitions.
Patrons may use small strollers inside the galleries. However, for the safety of both visitors and the artwork on display, double and oversized strollers are not permitted. Patrons may borrow a stroller during their visit on a first-come, first-served basis.
There are no size restrictions on wheelchairs. A limited number of wheelchairs are available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis at coat check. Patrons may also reserve a wheelchair in advance of their visit.
Writing and Drawing Implements
Use of pens is not permitted in the galleries. Patrons interested in taking notes may use a pencil. Sketching in the galleries is permitted on sketchbooks smaller than 12 inches by 18 inches, so long as patron circulation is not inhibited by those using sketchpads.
Food, Drink, Gum
We will strictly enforce the prohibition of food, drink, and gum inside our galleries.
The Wexner Center for the Arts and its employees reserve the right to determine which items may be brought into the building and galleries, including, but not limited to, items listed above.
Find out more
Find out more about our exhibitions and about many facets of contemporary culture in artists' talks, lectures, symposia, and other events. Find the complete schedule on our public programs pages.
Tue - Wed: 11 am-6 pm
Thu - Fri: 11 am-8 pm
Sat: 12 pm-7 pm
Wexner Center exhibitions feature the art and ideas of an international array of contemporary artists while celebrating traditions of artistic innovation that still resonate today. Come engage with a compelling range of works across media in our luminous and captivating galleries. Admission is always FREE for Wex members, college students, and anyone under 18.
The galleries are closed on Mondays and between exhibitions.
$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.
All visitors are admitted to the exhibitions for free on Thursdays after 4 PM and on the first Sunday of each month.
Admission is also free with a ticket to any same-day Wexner Center event.
Free gallery admission for military families this summer
Memorial Day through Labor Day, active military personnel and their families can visit the Wex galleries for free as part of Blue Star Museums. Learn more about this nationwide program to support service members.
Please note: You will be asked to check backpacks, large purses and other large bags, and umbrellas before entering the galleries.
GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT
FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Ohio Arts Council
The Wexner Center also receives support from the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation and Wexner Center members.