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Contemporary Arts Center

44 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3998
+1 513-345-8400
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cool if you like that

If you like this kind of thing and have never been to it or your not from cincinnsti this is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amanda A
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Fun Night Out

Admission is currently free! My husband and I visited on a night out downtown in Cincinnati... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
Sandi B
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Ohio
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
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44 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3998
Central Business District
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+1 513-345-8400
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"zaha hadid"
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"current exhibit"
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"exhibits rotate"
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"roe"
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"five floors"
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"undergoing a renovation"
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"interactive museum"
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"walnut street"
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"free admission"
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"thought provoking"
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"great exhibits"
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"on display"
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"small museum"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like this kind of thing and have never been to it or your not from cincinnsti this is a great place to go kind of chillax around while you learn some things about cincinnati

Thank Amanda A
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Admission is currently free! My husband and I visited on a night out downtown in Cincinnati. Interesting exhibits and the top floor is interactive art.

Thank Sandi B
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

The CAC has only two or three exhibits at any time. We saw Swoon (Calendonia Curry) and work by Glenn Kaino. They were both fascinating and thought-provoking.

Thank George B
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Next to Metropole Hotel and restaurant this little Museum is right as good locations go,bars and restaurants on all sides,Metropole,Nada,Nicholsons,The Phoenix,Aronoff Center with Vondehaars and even a CVS the next block down. One block North of Fountain Square..morning coffee at 9:00 AM within..

Thank Raymond D
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Location: Downtown Cincinnati! Very walkable if you're staying in the downtown core, and probably a 20-minute walk from OTR. The place: My main purpose in coming here was to see Swoon's exhibit, The Canyon, which runs until February, if I'm not mistaken. That said, there...More

Thank Ann T
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

I visited the CAC in January 2015, so it was quite a while ago. I can't comment on the quality of the exhibition(s) and curation since I can't recall the exhibition(s) at the time of my visit. My apologies. But what stuck out to me...More

Thank Ha-Mi N
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Does everyone know the CAC is now FREE...EVERYDAY?!! I found out recently they received an endowment so the public could come any day of the week for free. In addition, they have a new café and specialty bar by Cincy celeb Molly Wellman. I decided...More

Thank michaelcoppage
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Another Cincinnati gem and FREE art museum! The current exhibit by Caledonia Curry, AKA Swoon, is a visual wonderland of texture and important content that opens your eyes and ears to the people around the world whose voices have been made quiet. You have until...More

Thank Niki M
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

I find it amazing to find this experience in Cincinnati - bringing the 21st century to a historic downtown.

Thank MMeston
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Loved seeing Caledonia Curry's Art work in Swoon , The Canyon . Collections over the past 18 yrs. She definitely sowed the seeds in this exhibit that I aspire to live in as well . My favorite would have to be " Wallpaper " on...More

Thank Christine S
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