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Contemporary Arts Center

Neighborhood: Central Business District
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Address: 44 E Sixth St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513-345-8400
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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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A gem in a perfect location

This museums a work of art itself the building enhances downtown its in a great spot visit the Metropole bar afterward or Nada or take in a show at the Aronoff...But contemporary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This museums a work of art itself the building enhances downtown its in a great spot visit the Metropole bar afterward or Nada or take in a show at the Aronoff...But contemporary art is not found in every city and this museum is comfortable and has some great pieces without being overwhelming. Great for kids too

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Houston, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you are considering a first time visit to the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center, I assume you know what type of art to expect. I've never been here and not seen at least one enthralling exhibit worthy of my attention. The building's architecture, alone, is eye candy. There's an interactive floor to engage children in arts, and at one time... More 

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baltimore
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I did not expect to see some of the wonderful exhibits! The side trip was memorable and take away images well worth the visit!

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Southfield, Michigan
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329 reviews 329 reviews
43 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We visited free with my North American Reciprocal Program card from my local arts institute. Five floors can be explored within a few hours. Gallery workers readily share how to approach their floor's art which was great for someone like me who needed lots of guidance in understanding the artists' objectives. I found the most readily approachable floor #6, so... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I was here for a wedding and had a fabulous night. Guests were taken up to a section of the museum for cocktail hour which had a great space for kids to run around in. Then we headed back down to the main lobby (huge space) for the dinner, toasts, cake cutting, etc. It's a really crisp, clean, modern space.... More 

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

You can easily do the entire museum in 2-3 hours. The 6th floor is interactive and fun for all ages. My 11 year old daughter enjoyed it the museum so you can be sure that it will hold the attention of your children.

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toronto
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Loved this museum, free one night every week courtesy of Macy's (I think). Interactive part of gallery was a hoot for this grown up kid, young kids should love it. Located right downtown. Head around the corner to 21c Museum Hotel for more art afterwards.

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Islamorada, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Lots of active art work. Start at the top and work your way down. Check out the 21C hotel lobby around the corner that has some very strange art work well worth the visit.

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Arlington, Virginia
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308 reviews 308 reviews
124 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The CAC is housed in an architecturally-interesting 7-story building. The art consists of a lot of weird modern art installations - upside down trees rotating in a room, a sculpture made of school desks and lots of photographs, videos and sculptures. Most pieces were accompanied by detailed descriptions explaining the art. I guess that's nice if you want to understand... More 

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westchester county, ny
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114 reviews 114 reviews
26 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Architecturally this building is spectacular.... cannot get the full effect of the twists and turns unless you start at the top and make your way down. They are clearly on the edge of the contemporary art scene... and the staff and curators are approachable and helpful. Can't wait to go back.

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