Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

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  • 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 aroun...  more »
  • I find it amazing to find this experience in Cincinnati - bringing the 21st century to a historic downtown.  more »
  • 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 ha...  more »
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  • Absolutely amazing spot to spend a couple hours in a wide variety of contemporary exhibitions featuring exhibits from not very well known artists who are doing fantastic work and pushing the boundaries of the definition of art. I enjoyed every artifact inside with some ranging from the extremely small to the extremely large but the interactive artifacts are amazing. I love the flashlight activated music room. Great spot and shouldn't be missed.
  • Such a cool place! I visited to film a video for a school project and I know I chose the perfect location. I've only ever gone to "normal" art museums so I didn't know what to expect. The art was all so unique and fascinating! The range of the crowd was great. There were lots of children and adults looking very interested in the art. The top floor, especially, appeals to kids (and adults too!) The fact that this place allows you to enjoy art and unleash creativity for free is amazing. The atmosphere was wonderful. All the staff were very helpful and answered all of my questions. I know that they keep a constant flow of new art, so I will definitely be visiting again.
  • I had an amazing experience at the cac on my last visit. A staff member, Elizabeth gave my friend and I the most amazing tour of one of the exhibits! She was so sweet and informative. I was blown away with the amount of knowledge she had about the exhibit and the artist. I'm looking forward to my next visit!
  • Had enjoyable time with family, staff very personable. For all ages and free admission. Plan at least hour, more to spend time reading about each artist's work. We ate at Nada Mexican restaurant across the street afterwards to top off our visit, highly rated and incredibly good food and good view upstairs dining of contemporary arts center and surrounding city buildings.
  • Amazing exhibits and occasional activities for children. It is free to enter, but check in at the desk. I cannot recommend this museum enough. I would have liked a little more information to help me understand what I was viewing.

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