The CAC building will be CLOSED Oct 7 for our Gala

The CAC building will be CLOSED October 7 for our Gala Celebrating 20 Years at the Center

Contemporary Arts Center
Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center
for Contemporary Art
44 E. 6th Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

513 345 8400


Artist Details


Alan Dunn (1900–1974) was a cartoonist known for his work in The New Yorker. He also had architectural expertise and submitted work to Architectural Record. He was married to fellow cartoonist Mary Petty.

He eventually became The New Yorker's most prolific illustrator, creating nine covers and nearly 2000 cartoons over 47 years.

A cartoon of his is credited with inspiring the Fermi Paradox


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