Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

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#7 of 9 in Museums in Cincinnati
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  • 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 C...  more »
  • 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 apol...  more »
  • 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 cafĂ© and specia...  more »
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  • Great place to go view local artwork and new, insightful pieces. Not typically a huge modern art fan but I was pleasantly surprised with this museum. I especially loved the floor that was Interactive. That really topped off the experience.
  • Always interesting. A great building. Super exhibits. A wonderful perspective on art and life. It's in the heart of the city and offer some excitement. New views and ideas about what art means are always on the table.
  • Six levels of vastly different art mediums. Something for everyone including young children. Interactive exhibits as well. A great way to feel inspired especially on a winter day! Admission is currently free. Highly recommend.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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