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Contemporary Arts Center

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Address: 44 E Sixth St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513-345-8400
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Mon 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Reputed for its thought-provoking and innovative paintings, photography...
Reputed for its thought-provoking and innovative paintings, photography and other arts, this center, founded in 1939, is in a new six-story building that is a work of art itself, with fascinating features both inside and out.
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Nice place to visit

I do not like contemporary art but did enjoy this place. It is well done and not too overpowering. You can be in and out in a short length of time and be quite entertained.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Florence, Kentucky
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Florence, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I do not like contemporary art but did enjoy this place. It is well done and not too overpowering. You can be in and out in a short length of time and be quite entertained.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We haven't been to Cincinnati in a very long time. In fact, the last time this cutting edge, beautifully designed museum was brand new. It has not lost it's edge and the design is even better than I remember it. It almost doesn't matter what the exhibition is, it's worth going to see the and experience Zaha Hadid's great design.

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Indianapolis, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Staff very friendly. Reasonable price. Only takes about an hour to walk through. Best part was the swinging pendulums on the wall spanning all 5 floors. Each floor is small. Rotating exhibits would keep people coming back. Have to be open minded about Contemporary. Not really for pre-middle schoolers.

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Chicago, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The museum had some very interesting pieces of art, my family really enjoyed the drawings from the Jerome Project (Asphalt & Chalk). The kids had fun playing with the interactive artwork on the 6th floor and admission is free on Wednesdays after 5pm.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This Museum has such a wide variety of exhibits that both our children (now 8 and 14) find things they love, every time we go!

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Northampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The CAC is an amazing architectural feat. The exhibits are always inspiring. A visit to Cincinnati would not be complete for me without a trip to CAC.

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Glen Cove, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The museum is located in the center of Cincinnati. It is dedicated to modern art. I like the modern architecture of the building. Worth a visit if in the downtown area.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Take the elevator to the top floor and work your way down. No telling what you will see and what will interest you. Take the kids so they may play with the large maze on the wall utilizing magnets and lots of hands on exhibits. The swinging lights on the three story wall are sort of mesmerizing. Many different medias... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Several of the current exhibits at the Contemporary Arts Center challenge one's thinking. I was particularly impressed with the works of Daniel Arsham. Because of a temporary disability, I had to use a wheelchair provided by the CAC staff. I found most of the facility to be accessible, although an unassisted wheelchair user might have difficulty with some areas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Popped in for a delicious lunch at their cafe and purchased a museum pass for the reasonable rate of $7.50. Beautiful lobby and exhibits. Incredible attention to detail and very friendly staff. Will definitely return.

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Additional Information about Contemporary Arts Center

Address: 44 E Sixth St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513-345-8400
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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