Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

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    Contemporary Arts Center

    by BeatChick Updated May 10, 2008

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    Billing itself as the "un-museum", the Contemporary Arts Center, once located downtown, now has new digs and a new location on 6th Street (as of May 2003).

    The previous CAC was the home of the ground-breaking & thought-provoking Robert Mapplethorpe exhibit, that sparked questions concerning censorship in the US in 1990 when it defended its right to show Mapplethorpe's unsettling photographs in a First Amendment legal case. The museum is also noted for being one of the first organizations to show Picasso's important work, "Guernica".

    We've enjoyed past works at the old location when we've walked among a whimsical exhibit set up as oversized furniture; the idea was to remind people what it was like living as a toddler or baby when everything was out of reach. We also attended the opening of the new museum May 2003, which was a smashing success. Many publications, including Vogue Magazine, lauded the new building as being one of the most innovatively designed modern art centers in the country.

    Hours:
    Mon - 10am-9pm
    W-F - 10am-6pm
    S&S - 11am-6pm
    Closed Tuesday

    Admission
    $7.50 - Adults
    $6.50 - Senior (65+)
    $5.50 - Student w/ID
    $4.50 - Children (3-13)
    Free for members and Children under 3

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Arts and Culture
    • Women's Travel

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