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Contemporary Arts Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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44 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3998
Central Business District
+1 513-345-8400
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always find a new exhibit or something to do that I didn’t see the last time we were here. So many Cincinnatians never come to the CAC. We are so lucky. Great exhibits! Love love love the top floor and being born to be...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank CarolAnnG11
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful building housing a nice collection of contemporary art. It's well curated and thoughtfully displayed. The interactive top floor is fun for adults & children.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My eight year old grandson loves visiting this art center. He often requests to spend an afternoon there. He and I both enjoy the changing art displays. The Unmuseum floor is geared towards children, but adults also definitely enjoy this area of the art center....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 24, 2019

This is a great indoor activity. The top floor is interactive which is really fun. The other levels are art that changes ongoing.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 123Charlie3
Reviewed July 23, 2019

Honestly, I am not what you would call creative, but I loved this Arts Center. Only downside was I would’ve liked to have purchased an umbrella as it had stated to rain, but they were all out. Great place for kids and adults and on...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank RaineWestDeptford
Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

Free admission! Which is what originally drew me in plus reviews looked great. I was even more impressed when I went. I LOVED the creatures exhibit on floors 4/5. It was eye opening. I loved that there was a floor for children as well (floor...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

Super cool art museum downtown right by Fountain Square! It’s free to go through and there are 5 floors of different exhibits. I really liked the top floor since is the “Unmuseum” where you get to interact with and touch the art up there, which...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

It was supposed to be opened, but actually not. I felt so happy when I found it, but later I fell down on the ice in front of the door.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

This was my first visit and I will be back. I found many of the exhibits interesting but really liked Unmuseum on the top floor. Since they are always changing the exhibits it will be fun to see what's next. Great activity for a cold...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

Nothing to knock my socks off, however the exhibitions do change regularly. For me there was too many photography exhibits. The highlight was Shark Girl on the 6th floor. We were in and out in less than an hour and a half.

Date of experience: December 2018
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