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Contemporary Arts Center

44 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3998
+1 513-345-8400
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Cool building

When you first walk in there is a cafe to the left. There are six floors. You can take the elevator... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Laurelville, Ohio
Free, ever-changing, good for kids

For starters, the CAC is housed in a building designed by the late Zaha Hadid, and the NY Times... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bob D
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“museum hotel” (3 reviews)
“unique art” (3 reviews)
“zaha hadid” (2 reviews)
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44 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3998
Central Business District
+1 513-345-8400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When you first walk in there is a cafe to the left. There are six floors. You can take the elevator or the stairs. The stairs are narrow and I felt as if I needed to look down so I didn't miss a step. The...More

Thank 5105RSmith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For starters, the CAC is housed in a building designed by the late Zaha Hadid, and the NY Times review of the building deemed it the most important new building design since WWII, for what that's worth. Admission is free, exhibits rotate frequently, and the...More

Thank Bob D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The building was much larger than I expected. The exhibits are all temporary, so I'm sure there is always new things to see. Impressive architectural design, and there was an exhibit that painted every wall surface a different vivid color which really contrasted with the...More

Thank Ryan G
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Each time we come to Cincinnati we stop here for a fix of unique art exhibits. Today's visit was no different. The six floors of the Center (free admission, notable in this age of everything costing a lot!) contain a diversity of compositions. On this...More

Thank Marty D
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Every one of us loves this interactive museum that changes continually. The kids portion is a delight, even tho my kids are grown, they love it.

Thank Knicole S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I love to visit and see new and exciting art from some of today's great artists.The whole setup of the museum is cool in the way that you travel to see the exhibits.

Thank 665josephw
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This is such a gem in Cincinnati. The building itself deserves a 2nd & 3rd look. But the exhibits are always fresh, interesting, provocative and thoughtful. An additional bonus is that admission is always free (thanks to a grant) and it is a small museum--easy...More

Thank Mvpark
Reviewed 18 April 2017

You have to enjoy art and the many forms of art to enjoy the Contemporary Arts Center. I have visited many times with school groups, scouting groups and with my children by ourselves. Each time to notice something different and talk about it.

Thank YMC323
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Fantastic contemporary architecture and great exhibits. The top level has a wonderful interactive space for children.

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We made a stop here on a recent family trip to Cincinnati. I'd say we spent about 2 hours here with our 9 and 12 year old daughters. The museum is the perfect size - not too big to bore the kids and they were...More

Thank jenniferfB2115TP
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