Director's Welcome

Welcome to, the online portal to the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University. This is the place to find the most up-to-date information about the center’s near-constant stream of exhibitions, performances, film/video screenings, discussions, talks, tours, and workshops.

It’s also where you can sign up for news of Wex programs and events you don’t want to miss. Make it your Wex by personalizing your e-mail profile to receive just those updates that match your interests. Of course, we encourage you to check all the boxes to keep up with the full array of Wex programs—one never knows where that spark of inspiration, connectivity, or fresh thinking might be found!

Summer has officially arrived in Columbus, and we invite you to cool off in our galleries with Inherent Structure, on view through August 12. This dazzling Wex-organized exhibition features the work of 16 multigenerational artists who reveal the deliberate structures embedded within contemporary abstract painting—while stretching the definition and practice of the medium itself. As a recent Columbus Dispatch review remarked, “viewers can study the concepts of these works in depth….or simply glide through the galleries and appreciate the visual splendor.” We encourage you to do both!

On screen, no name is more synonymous with the postwar explosion of international art-house cinema than Ingmar Bergman, whose 100th birthday in July has inspired tributes worldwide—including here at the Wex! Join us in celebrating the famed director’s astonishing career with our 16-film survey Ingmar Bergman at 100 (July 5–August 15). Enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see such widely known masterpieces as Wild Strawberries and The Seventh Seal alongside rarely screened gems like Hour of the Wolf and Autumn Sonata. And don’t miss our free Wex Drive-In presentations on the Wex plaza July 19 and August 14, where you can soak in Hollywood classics from the 1980s and 90s along with refreshments from local favorites Seventh Son Brewing, Hai Poke, and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams (with a free scoop for Wex members!).

Hailing from Columbus, the multifaceted band Saintseneca has made fans worldwide with such releases as Dark Arc and Such Things. Singer-songwriter Zac Little and company join us August 31 for an album release party celebrating their new full-length recording, Pillar of Na. Welcome these hometown heroes—and enjoy what promises to be a fantastic concert at the Wex.

We’re delighted to present these and many other unique programs to Columbus audiences as well as visitors from near and far. We hope you’ll be among them!

Warm summer wishes,

Sherri Geldin