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Contemporary Arts Center

44 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3998
+1 513-345-8400
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Shark Girl!

Find your way to Shark Girl and take a selfie with a little girl who is as awkward as we all feel... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lk0407
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Miamisburg, Ohio
A different kind of interesting

I think the biggest challenge for someone new to the city was downtown parking near the center... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dean B
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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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.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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44 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3998
Central Business District
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"zaha hadid"
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"current exhibit"
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"exhibits rotate"
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"free admission"
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"interactive pieces"
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"roe"
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"downtown parking"
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"five floors"
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"walnut street"
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"great exhibits"
in 4 reviews
"on display"
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"small museum"
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"heart of downtown"
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"fountain square"
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"swoon"
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"metropole"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Find your way to Shark Girl and take a selfie with a little girl who is as awkward as we all feel. There is always great stuff to look at.

Thank lk0407
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think the biggest challenge for someone new to the city was downtown parking near the center. There is no fee for this building. The sixth floor has a lot of things for elementary age to color and create. So many unique things to see...More

Thank Dean B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The exhibits are always interesting and thought-provoking. And to think that donors got together to allow for FREE ADMISSION since 2016 (for at least three years, so go now!). The Hadid building itself is a marvel. The staff are friendly and dedicated. I can't imagine...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

There were definitely some exhibits that made me say WTF....but there were also some I loved. Definitely worth a visit. The top floor has some great interactive pieces that are a fantastic way to introduce art to kids or just adults who are kids at...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Good for tourists, great for locals. The displays are ever-changing and admission is FREE, so repeat, maybe round the corner and stay and/or eat. Terrific addition to Cincinnati.

Thank Abby G
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

If you like this kind of thing and have never been to it or your not from cincinnsti this is a great place to go kind of chillax around while you learn some things about cincinnati

Thank Amanda A
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Admission is currently free! My husband and I visited on a night out downtown in Cincinnati. Interesting exhibits and the top floor is interactive art.

Thank Sandi B
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

The CAC has only two or three exhibits at any time. We saw Swoon (Calendonia Curry) and work by Glenn Kaino. They were both fascinating and thought-provoking.

Thank George B
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Next to Metropole Hotel and restaurant this little Museum is right as good locations go,bars and restaurants on all sides,Metropole,Nada,Nicholsons,The Phoenix,Aronoff Center with Vondehaars and even a CVS the next block down. One block North of Fountain Square..morning coffee at 9:00 AM within..

Thank Raymond D
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

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 Canyon, which runs until February, if I'm not mistaken. That said, there...More

Thank Ann T
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