Membership and Donor Circles


"I decided to put my money towards an organization that is bringing me the artistic perspectives of people all around the world."—Member Sharon Udoh

Make it your Wex

As a Wex member, you create your moments, whether in the galleries, at a film, during a performance, family event, or over coffee. When you join, you’ll get year-round benefits and special perks. And it’ll just feel good knowing you’re supporting a community treasure that fosters the creation of new work and engages visitors of all ages. Own it!


  • Free gallery admission year-round

  • Significant savings on performance and film tickets

  • Priority access to music, theater, dance, and film events

  • 10% discount in the Wexner Center Store and Heirloom Café

  • Member-only preview parties, film screenings, artist receptions, and gallery tours

  • Reciprocal benefits at other Ohio museums

  • Ticket discounts at the Gateway Film Center

  • Discounts through Columbus Member Advantage



Benefits listed above, plus:



Household-level benefits, plus:

  • Two free tickets to a selected performing arts event

  • Savings on two additional tickets (per event) to performances and films



Patron-level benefits, plus:

  • One complimentary exhibition catalogue

  • Access to private gallery tours and donor events



Fellow-level benefits, plus:

  • 20% discount in the Wexner Center Store – including Herman Miller products

  • Public recognition of your support


Donor Circles

Private support is essential to ensuring that the Wexner Center continues to thrive as a forum for creative expression across all art forms and educational initiatives serving all ages. Your Donor Circles membership not only funds programs that inspire, invigorate, challenge, and engage, but also celebrates the center’s achievements over its first three decades—and ensures its success into the future.

Director's Circle

  • Director’s Circle is the entry point for our Donor Circles membership program. Benefits include those listed above for up to two adults in the same household, plus:

  • Two complimentary tickets to the Wexner Center Anniversary Party

  • Exclusive occasions to meet leading cultural figures and art-world personalities, along with national and international arts patrons

  • Two complimentary exhibition catalogues, personally selected by the director

  • Priority ticket assistance, exclusive ticket hotline, and best seats prior to public sales

  • Two free tickets to a select performance and a film/video presentation

  • 20% discount in our acclaimed Wexner Center Store and personal shopping assistance by appointment, plus 10% discount at Heirloom Café

  • Reciprocal member privileges at more than 900 major arts institutions across North America

  • Yearlong public recognition on the Wexner Center's donor boards and in select printed materials


Producers Circle

  • All Director’s Circle-level benefits, plus:

  • A complimentary one-year gift membership (Friend level) to present to the person of your choice

  • Producers Circle members and above may also receive benefits and recognition in President’s Club, The Ohio State University’s largest and most prestigious major donor recognition group


Armory Circle

  • All Producers Circle-level benefits, plus:

  • Private exhibition tour for you and four guests led by the Wexner Center Director (by appointment only)


Benefactors Circle

  • All Armory Circle-level benefits, plus:

  • An additional two tickets to the Wexner Center Anniversary Party

  • Receive a 25% discount on hosting a private event at the Wexner Center (subject to availability and other fees and conditions)


Trustees Circle

  • All Benefactors Circle-level benefits, plus:

  • An additional four tickets to the Wexner Center Anniversary Party (six total)

  • Recognition as a “Major Donor” in selected Wexner Center publications and on our website


OSU Community


Calling all Ohio State faculty and staff: join at the Friend level for only $6.00 a month through payroll deduction—it's that easy! You'll receive a year of membership benefits, which include first crack at tickets, free gallery admission, savings in the Wexner Center Store and Heirloom Café, ticket discounts, and insider access to films, performances, and exhibitions from around the globe. Read all about the Wex Campus Campaign membership program here.

$6.00 per month
$6.00 per month


Are you an OSU Alumni?

Join at the Friend level or above to enjoy all the benefits of Wexner Center membership and have the added benefit of becoming a Sustaining Member of the Ohio State University Alumni Association. Sustaining Members are eligible for premium Alumni Association benefits, including a year's subscription to the print version of Ohio State Alumni Magazine and the annual football ticket lottery.

Students (with valid student ID)

  • Free gallery admission
  • Discounts on tickets to most performances and films
  • Special events, parties, and artists’ talks just for students
  • 10% off in the store (Ohio State students with Buck ID)
  • Volunteer and internship opportunities that expand your education, offer you valuable experience, and may even earn you academic credit
Join for Free
Join for Free

Questions? Contact us for more info.