Programs for Schools
Let the Wexner Center help you expand your classroom to encompass our galleries, stages, and screens, along with all the connections the contemporary arts can offer. Our programs emphasize active looking and learning and can complement your curriculum in language arts, social studies, science, foreign languages, math, or history—as well as in the arts. School programs help students at all K–12 grade levels work toward key academic content standards by encouraging the development of critical-thinking and comprehension skills.
Check this page for current and upcoming events for schools.
Art in Action
Art in Action brings teachers and their students, teaching artists, and the Wexner Center together to create art that creates change. Participating schools and teachers enter a year-long, project based partnership that teaches educators how to connect contemporary art to the classroom curriculum and, through collaboration with local teaching artists, guides their students in working toward awareness of and solutions for global, national, or local issues through contemporary art making practices.
Assistance and financial support for Art in Action schools can include, among other things, bus subsidies, special teaching support, and help with project supply purchases. Applications for the 2014–15 school year are due April 15.
School tours feature highlights of the Wexner Center's exhibitions and architecture. Tour content is always age appropriate and can be customized to enhance your classroom curriculum. Find all the details on the Tours page.
Teachers, are you bringing your class to the Wexner Center soon? Find out more about our upcoming exhibitions.
Pages: Art and Writing
High school students participating in the Pages program visit the Wexner Center at least three times during the school year, experience visual arts, performing arts, and film projects, and develop their own responses in poetry, prose, and art work. Applications will soon be accepted for the 2015–16 school year. Find out more about the Pages program, including how to apply.
Art & Environment: A Course for High School Students
Do you have a student who is eco-conscious and interested in contemporary art? Will they be in 11th or 12th grade in fall 2015? Here’s his or her chance to learn about the intersections of art and environmental issues at Ohio State while earning high school credit through your school. Blending extensive online course work and diverse field trip excursions, this course also gives students the opportunity to exhibit their environmentally informed art at the Wexner Center. The course meets most Wednesdays, 3–5 PM during the first half of the school year and it’s free, with supplies and transportation assistance provided. The application deadline is May 1, 2015. Find applications and more information at wexartenvironment.wordpress.com. In-school presentations about the program are available during the school year for groups of interested students.
SUPPORT FOR TEACHER AND SCHOOL PROGRAMS
American Electric Power
Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
Puffin Foundation West, Ltd.
Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation
GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Ohio Arts Council