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Contemporary Arts Center

44 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3998
+1 513-345-8400
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Best place to see art in the city

Does everyone know the CAC is now FREE...EVERYDAY?!! I found out recently they received an... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cincinnati, Ohio
Current exhibit by Swoon is phenomenal!

Another Cincinnati gem and FREE art museum! The current exhibit by Caledonia Curry, AKA Swoon, is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Niki M
Huntington, New York
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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 good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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44 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3998
Central Business District
+1 513-345-8400
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 18 November 2017

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

Thank MMeston
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
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I have visited the CAC for a guided tour and individually. I love how unique and interactive the exhibits are, and the fact that it is FREE! It is located in the heart of downtown, and is such a fun activity for all ages.

Thank Amna R
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Even the outside is beautiful! The late, great architect, Zaha Hadid, designed the building and it is wonderful. Once inside, it is a visual feast. Highly recommended.

Thank AlexisZA
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is my favorite museum in the area. The CAC has really made a name for itself by bringing world renown artists and programs for all ages of the Cincinnati area. I recommend getting on their email list to find out the latest exhibits and...More

Thank dm915
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Accompanied my husband on business to Cincinnati and meandered around the city. Came across the Arts Center and I absolutely loved it. It's a free exhibit. Spacious , clean and well maintained. Exhibits were awesome. A must see.

Thank ann w
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This museum received a generous grant because one of our local patrons of the arts wanted everyone to be able to experience this hip, trendy and forward thinking center of creative flow. So, normally big cities charge big prices to visit similar art attractions, but...More

Reviewed 26 July 2017

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
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