Terms and Conditions

Health and Safety

Masks are optional during your visit and can be acquired at the front desk, if desired. This policy may vary on an event-by-event basis. 

For the safety of our visitors, all Wexner Center Security Services staff are CPR and AED certified.

Personal Belongings

The Wexner Center for the Arts is not responsible for lost or stolen items; we recommend keeping anything you consider valuable at home. All backpacks as well as bags larger than 11 x 15 x 5 inches are not permitted in the galleries and may be stored in free lockers available at coat check. Locker availability is limited and is first come, first served.

Coat Inspection

Visitors are encouraged to check their coats in the complimentary, self-service coat check. If visitors elect to keep their coats, Wexner Center security personnel may ask to inspect visitors’ coats before being admitted to the galleries.

Prohibited Items

The following items are not permitted in the galleries:

  • Backpacks
  • Bags larger than 11 x 15 x 5 inches
  • Umbrellas
  • Gum, food, and beverages, including bottled water
  • Sketchbooks larger than 12 x 18 inches
  • Wet media including paint, markers, pens, and crayons
  • Oversized or double strollers (small strollers and child carriers worn on the front of the body are welcome)
  • Sharp items such as knives, box cutters, and scissors
  • Weapons of any kind. In accordance with Ohio law, possession of concealed handguns is not permitted on university property, including the Wexner Center.
  • Aerosols including pepper spray or Mace
  • Flammable liquids

If you have a question about an item on this list that you consider medically necessary, please email accessibility@wexarts.org or call (614) 688-3890 before your visit.


The Wexner Center invites visitors to its exhibition spaces to take still photographs without flash for personal, noncommercial use, except where restrictions are indicated. Include #theWex when posting your photos, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @WexArts.

Photography without flash is encouraged at most music performances. However, photography is prohibited at dance and theater performances as well as films. Please ask our Visitor Experience staff if you have any questions about the photo policy.

Phones, Tablets, Mobile Devices

Visitors can use their devices as needed in our gallery spaces as long as it does not impact the viewing experience of others. Please be respectful of those around you when using devices. 

Devices are not permitted to be used during dance and theater performances and films.

Strollers, Wraps, and Carriers

Families are encouraged to visit the Wexner Center. Small strollers are permitted inside the galleries; however, double and oversized strollers are not. Umbrella strollers are available at coat check for use during your visit on a first-come, first-served basis. Baby wraps and structured carriers are permitted in the front-carry position.

Walkers, Wheelchairs, and Scooters

Personal mobility devices are welcome at the Wexner Center, and a limited number of wheelchairs are available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a wheelchair in advance of your visit email accessibility@wexarts.org or call (614) 688-3890. It may also be helpful to review our Accessibility page before your visit.

Writing and Drawing

Sketching and note taking is permitted in the galleries with pencils on sketchbooks smaller than 12 x 18 inches. Pens are prohibited.

Questions? Please contact Visitor Experience by calling (614) 292-3535 or emailing info@wexarts.org.