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Free for all audiences (except for Poetry screening)
Feb 12–16Receive a 20% discount on Wexner Center Store purchases with a BuckID.
Purchase a specially crafted Buckeye Love Latte throughout the week at Heirloom Café.
Feb 13–16Connect at the Wex Activities: Spend time with your Valentine or a good friend filling out an activity sheet, created by our Art & Resilience student group and available at the Visitor Desk and Store. Turn in your completed sheet at the bookstore and get a free Wex t-shirt!
ACCESSIBILITYWe strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. If you have questions about accessibility or require an accommodation such as CART captioning or ASL interpretation to participate in this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (614) 688-3890. Requests made by two weeks in advance will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the Wexner Center for the Arts will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.
Focus on compassion, gratitude, and creativity at the Wex during Ohio State's Buckeye Love Week.
Buckeye Love is a university-wide campaign that celebrates kindness and care and reminds us that we are a community. The Wexner Center for the Arts invites you to connect with friends and colleagues throughout the week as you enjoy the events and activities we have planned for our Ohio State family. Show your BuckID to get special discounts on store purchases, too. Stop by and feel the Buckeye Love!
Mon, Feb 12Show Some Buckeye Love with Valentine's Day CraftsLower Lobby | 1–4 PMGrab some friends and come make your own Valentine's Day cards and pins. Our very own Art & Resilience student group will guide you as you create, and they can also get you registered to vote. While you're here, grab a Connect at the Wex activity sheet created by the group to help you get to know the Wex as you deepen your connection to a friend or loved one. Sheets can be completed when the galleries are open Feb 13–16 and turned in for a free Wex T-shirt in the bookstore!
The Art & Resilience student group (@osuartandresilience) is an Ohio State student organization anchored at the Wex. The group is open to all Ohio State students and explores how art can build personal and collective wellbeing through community healing, healthy social connection, and social justice.
Tue, Feb 13Bagel and Coffee Buffet (and come hang out with our gallery educators!)Lower Lobby and Galleries | 10 AM–NOONChoose a bagel and have your breakfast with a friend. Afterward, take a moment to visit our galleries and experience the newly opened Sarah Maldoror: Tricontinental Cinema. Our gallery educators will be on hand to answer questions and chat.
Wed, Feb 14Won't You Be My Neighbor? (Morgan Neville, 2018)Film/Video Theater | 4 PMFree for all audiences with ticketGather your friends or make some new ones while you watch the documentary on the life and legacy of Mr. Rogers. Learn about his personal philosophy, which infused the lessons on kindness, empathy, and a love for learning that he shared with the viewers of his TV program, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.
Thu, Feb 15Poetry (Lee Chang-dong, 2010) Film/Video Theater | 7 PM $7 members and adults 55 and over, $9 general public, $5 studentsWinner for Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival, Poetry follows a Korean woman who develops a passion for poetry as she deals with the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Korean with English subtitles. (139 mins., DCP) The program opens with poetry readings by Columbus-based poets Scott Woods and Louise Robertson.
IMAGE CAPTION2022 Wex Open House, photo: Kathryn D Studios.
LEARNING & PUBLIC PRACTICE PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BYAmerican Electric Power FoundationHuntingtonMartha Holden Jennings FoundationBig Lots Foundation
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BYIngram-White Castle FoundationThe Ohio State University Office of Outreach & EngagementOhio Arts CouncilMilton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation
SUPPORT FOR LEARNING & PUBLIC PRACTICE RESIDENCIES PROVIDED BYMike and Paige Crane
WEXNER CENTER PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BYOhio Department of DevelopmentGreater Columbus Arts CouncilThe Wexner FamilyInstitute of Museum and Library ServicesOhio Arts Council, with support from the National Endowment for the ArtsCampusParcOhio State's Global Arts + Humanities Discovery ThemeThe Columbus FoundationNationwide FoundationVorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BYMike and Paige CraneAxium PackagingNancy KramerOhio State Energy PartnersOhio History Fund/Ohio History ConnectionLarry and Donna JamesBruce and Joy SollRebecca Perry Damsen and Ben TowleJones DayAlex and Renée Shumate
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