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Contemporary Arts Center

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Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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Address: 44 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3998
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+1 513-345-8400
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Mon 10:00 - 21:00
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Reputed for its thought-provoking and innovative paintings, photography and...

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.

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great gallery space, free!

If you're a fan of contemporary art, go! Wonderful venue. We particularly enjoyed the Glenn Brown exhibit. Top floor is interactive--for kids.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 January 2017
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

If you're a fan of contemporary art, go! Wonderful venue. We particularly enjoyed the Glenn Brown exhibit. Top floor is interactive--for kids.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The art center in downtown Cincinnati will most probably disappoint you if you have been in others in other cities. Small and conservative. It's free which is a big plus. The kids has a small and nice area which will not last for more than a hour in the sixth floor.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The space is awesome with cool stairs to walk between floors. They have modern or contemporary art, so a lot of mixed media. It is excellent for those into that type of art.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The exhibits are hit or miss and a tad stiff for being so "contemporary " . Worth going to if nothing better to do

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Our company had their Christmas party here and it was wonderful. The building is awesome and has a number of floors with contemporary art. Each floor represented a different artist for the most part. I was interested in a couple of the floors and found the other floors to not be to my liking but that's just my opinion. They... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I've been to the Contemporary Arts Center three times in the past two years. I love that admission became free this year, which is the only reason why I'm elevating this to a 4* review. As others have mentioned, the architecture of this building is interesting, and one of its greatest features. I always liked the swinging LED lights along... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The Contemporary Arts Center is a great place to relax and unwind while looking at beautiful art! I'm always so happy to be there.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We moved from Toronto to Cincinnati in 1999, and was a fairy big shock moving from our beloved city, full of museums and art, to what we first considered a very “fly-over” city. What we did not know at that time was that the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center Board of Trustees awarded, just a year before, world class architect Zaha... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

When I lasted visited The Contemporary Arts Center, I learned of children's educational programs that as a parent found interesting. Displays of the children's work, art for them to explore, workshops etc. There is also several pieces for adults to enjoy, very modern and fascinating. Also take a walk though the gift shop, especially if you're looking for a unique... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Great architectural building in the heart of downtown Cincinnati with thought provoking art and a cool cafe with good eats. The art center itself is fully funded for a time and now everyone can enjoy it free of charge. What's not to love about that? Take the time, it's worth it.

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