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Contemporary Arts Center

44 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3998
+1 513-345-8400
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Christmas Party

Our company had their Christmas party here and it was wonderful. The building is awesome and has a... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio
Free admission makes it worthwhile, changing exhibits aren't always great

I've been to the Contemporary Arts Center three times in the past two years. I love that admission... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
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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 good31%
  • Average12%
  • 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 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...More

Thank Lmmisiuk
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...More

Thank OhioMomof3
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.

Thank Kara A
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...More

Thank ACtryAMnth
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....More

Thank Gail0519
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?...More

Thank sherrytrebes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Very attractive architecturally interior, thanks to Zaha Hadid: huge spaces to intimate galleries; shallow stairs (5" rise x 18" depth) that make it appear to go on forever but easily climbed with any labored breathing; back/north wall that extends to the highest floor. Electrical problem...More

1  Thank Llibsenoj
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Ever changing location with very... unique kinds of art....even if its not your taste of art its still a beautiful location and neat venue for weddings/receptions.

Thank Amanda K
Reviewed 12 October 2016

There were 2 floors open, one for kids and one exhibit on the other floor by one artist. If you are walking by and want something to do for half an hour because you are killing time, this is perfect. If you have kids, this...More

Thank apenguingal
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The Contemporary Arts Center is basically in the center of downtown Cincinnati. It's not only convenient and extraordinarily reasonable (i.e. free), but it's very well designed. Like many contemporary art museums, there is little or no permanent collection, displaying a series of exhibitions that change...More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
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