Contemporary Arts Center
Contemporary Arts Center
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Reputed for its thought-provoking, innovative art and artists that span all walks of life and all mediums the Contemporary Arts Center was founded in 1939, and is now located in a renowned architectural marvel created by the late Zaha Hadid.
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adviceman66
Fremont, IN44 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
The place has too much of a “woke”agenda and very little art. Anyone who doesn’t live in a big city should skip it. It is not a live and let live agenda. If more ramming ramming alternative views down your throat.
Written 1 December 2022
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Anna hone
Louisville, KY2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Great art exhibits, and wonderful staff! We visited and were helped quickly and efficiently, and after our tour of the building, they helped us as we looked through the store, will definitely recommend!
Written 18 July 2022
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Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium2,714 contributions
Dec 2021
we knew this was not going to be ourkind of art but even then it was disappointing (and few pieces). And being a Hadid fan i was disappointed too by the building. One of her least interesting buildings.
Written 5 January 2022
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Karen A
Lee's Summit, MO3 contributions
Oct 2021
We came to the museum with high expectations, given the colorful contemporary art shown on the website. We gave a small 5$ donation and paid $7 for parking. When we got there, the third floor was closed, and the only exhibit was primarily a video exhibit, a kind of narrated documentary. The sound was not good and the hall echoed every giggle and laugh of others so that we gave up and left in frustration. Franky, I've rarely seen a video exhibit that I thought was worthwhile and from the 3 minutes i saw this may have been more of the same--pretentious and not very interesting. We felt completely cheated. I'm sure they have good exhibits at times, but I would definitely check beforehand to see what's available.
Written 2 November 2021
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bluegrassmom3
Owensboro, KY405 contributions
Jun 2021
I had time to kill and stopped in this musuem. It was full of very avant garde pieces which I simply did not understand. I preferred the CIncinnatti Art Museum.
Written 21 July 2021
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Christine M
New York City, NY11 contributions
Feb 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed our 1.5 hour visit to this vibrant museum. The collection is diverse and relevant to today. The free entrance makes it appealing to families and poor art students alike.
Written 17 April 2020
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Julabelle
Yellow Springs, OH3 contributions
Dec 2019
I went specifically to see an exhibit of Robert Colescott. The architecture of the building is an exhibit in and of itself. I always like the challenge of what is on exhibit here.
Written 11 January 2020
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ZenHealer7
Asheville, NC2,404 contributions
Oct 2019
As is the case many times with museums, the building itself is more interesting piece of aart than what is inside. This is a Zaha Hadid designed building and sure enough it is eye catching, specially from the inside. In her style of buildings, the art on display has to fit into the galleries that she has designed. When I visited, there was a major exhibit by some American artist named Robert Colescott whom I have never heard of. The theme of his exhibit was racism and sexism in America. While the theme is topical, his style of portraying it is very aggressive and almost violent itself. There are softer and more pleasant ways to convey the same theme. It left a very bad taste. The cEnter is free.
Written 12 October 2019
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audreyp12342019
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Oct 2019 • Business
Accessible, thought-provoking, insightful exhibits and community support make this a must-see. Socially conscious and refreshing exhibition choices. Go!
Written 9 October 2019
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Bryan H
Portland, OR1,771 contributions
Oct 2019
In all the years my family has lived in this part of Ohio, they've never ventured to this museum. I'm not sure why! It's free admission (although finding parking is kind of a challenge and will cost you). There are six floors and a basement ... and we saw many different exhibitions in the few hours we had here. If you like contemporary art, check it out! The October we were there, the artists presented were diverse in style, identity and medium. A cool variety of things to check out. There's a cafe on the ground floor -- that's a bit on the expensive side. Order carefully.
Written 4 October 2019
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