Arts & Entertainment at OSU
Ohio State University offers a superb cultural experience in the Columbus area with its wide array of dance, theater, music performances, film and art exhibitions, as well as guest lectures, workshops and public arts programs. Quench your thirst for enriching artistic encounters at this fine educational institution.
Wexner Center for the Arts
With captivating live performances in classic and modern dance, theater, and music, the Wexner Center for the Arts provides unique entertainment throughout the year. Its screening space called The Box presents independent and international films, documentaries and classics year round for an inspiring and rewarding film-going experience. In the center's galleries, you'll find drawings, paintings, sculptures and conceptual art exhibitions from local and international artists. In addition to gallery exhibits, live performances and film, the center hosts various lectures and workshops for children, teens and adults alike.
Gladys Keller Snowden Gallery
Journey into the past with a stroll through selections from OSU's Historic Costume & Textiles Collection in the Gladys Keller Snowden Gallery. Founded in the 1940s by select university faculty members, this gallery features a collection of historic costumes and textiles dating from the 1800s to the present. With more than 11,500 pieces of apparel, accessories, costumes, clothing patterns, period fashion magazines and textiles, this collection offers a fascinating foray into the garments and style of various cultures for hundreds of years.
Hopkins Hall Gallery & Corridor
The site for MFA students' thesis exhibitions at OSU, the Hopkins Hall Gallery & Corridor also hosts works of visiting artists on a quarterly basis. Meander through the hall and observe drawings, paintings and three-dimensional pieces from talented artists, or attend the annual juried show depicting works of art students and students of the Department of Industrial, Interior and Visual Communication Design.
The Schottenstein Center is not only home to exciting sporting events, it also hosts world-class musical and other performing artists. Located just minutes from both Varsity Inn North and South on the OSU campus, this huge arena welcomes about a million guests each year for its thrilling sports games and performances.