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(ArtsWave) Fall Arts Preview: Contemporary Arts Center

Posted October 09, 2015 in

"Raphaela Platow, the Alice & Harris Weston Director at the Contemporary Arts Center, caught us up on the latest happenings at the CAC this fall and beyond. From a fascinating pop culture assortment to admission... read more

(CityBeat) Robert Mapplethorpe’s Art, Life Focus of Upcoming Symposium

Posted October 07, 2015 in

"FotoFocus, the nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering local interest in photography as an art form, isn’t spending this year solely planning for its 2016 Biennial. Instead, it and the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) are tackling the... read more

(CityBeat) Embracing the Weirdness

Posted October 07, 2015 in

"Roberto Carlos Lange’s music, performed under the moniker Helado Negro, celebrates his Latin heritage in ways both obvious — he often sings in Spanish and there’s a breezily funky vibe to his textured electronic soundscapes... read more

(Smithsonian) When Art Fought the Law and the Art Won

Posted October 02, 2015 in

"Twenty-five years ago, art was put on trial in a highly publicized and political showdown. The Mapplethorpe obscenity trial—the first time a museum was taken to court on criminal charges related to works on display—became... read more

(New York Times) Mapplethorpe Print at Center of Culture Wars Returns to Public Eye

Posted October 01, 2015 in

"Twenty-five years ago this month, a Cincinnati jury wrote an exclamation point into the story of the culture wars that were raging through art museums and academia. The jury acquitted that city’s Contemporary Arts Center... read more

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