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ABOUT THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER
Founded in November 1939 as the Modern Art Society by three visionary women in Cincinnati, the Contemporary Arts Center was one of the first institutions in the U.S. dedicated to exhibiting the art of our time. In May 2003, the CAC relocated to its first free-standing home, the Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, designed by Zaha Hadid. Throughout its distinguished history, the CAC has earned a reputation for stimulating thought and introducing new ideas by presenting the work of diverse artists from around the world, including hundreds of now-famous artists such as Laurie Anderson, Jasper Johns, Louise Nevelson, Nam June Paik, I.M. Pei, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, Kara Walker and Andy Warhol. The CAC focuses on new developments in painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, performance art and new media, presenting six to 12 exhibitions and over 20 performances and events annually.
The CAC receives ongoing support from: ArtsWave; Macy's; Ohio Arts Council; The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation; The National Endowment for the Arts; the generous contributions of individuals, corporations and foundations; CAC memberships, facility rentals, special events and sales from the CAC Store. UnMuseum programs and artists are sponsored in part by Duke Energy; the Charles H. Dater Foundation; Josephine Schell Russell Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee; Scripps Howard Foundation; The Ladislas and Vilma Segoe Foundation; and U.S. Bancorp Foundation.
The Contemporary Arts Center is located in the Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art / 44 East 6th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio / 513.345.8400 www.contemporaryartscenter.org
Monday: 10am–9pm (FREE after 5pm thanks to Macy’s)
Saturday & Sunday: 11am–6pm
CAC Store hours:
Store is open during normal museum hours and Tuesday: 11am-6pm
The museum is closed on Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.
Adults: $7.50; Seniors (60+), Teachers & Students (with ID): $5.50; Members & Children under 5 years old: FREE