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

Your Wex membership makes you part of the family, providing steadfast support during these uncertain times. Your commitment means that not only can the Wex make our virtual programming bloom in response to the current national emergency, we can also stand firm in support of artists making new works via our residencies and commissions and keep deepening our nationally acclaimed youth programs.

In addition, the federal coronavirus stimulus allows you to deduct the charitable portion of your membership gift from your taxable income, whether you itemize or not.

As for other personal benefits: while our physical doors are closed, your membership will keep you up-to-the-minute on the new formats for Wex programming—including virtual access to the best contemporary movies, music, art, conversations, podcasts, and events promoting resilience.


  • 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

Donor Circles membership levels bring with them additional public recognition of your support.

Please contact Kelly Stevelt for details.

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
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Join for Free

Questions? Contact us for more info.