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

513 345 8400

Thanks to the completion of the Creativity Center on the newly-renovated sixth floor, this Winter will be full of opportunities for everyone to connect with their community and get creative!

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Thursday Art Play

Thursdays, 10:30 AM
Free for members. $5 per non-member child
New project weekly, intended for ages 2-6. Themes change weekly!

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Young Adult Lab

Thursdays, 4:00 PM
Free. Intended for teens or college students. New projects weekly!

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Artist in Residence: Cierra Fogle

Wednesdays & Fridays, 4:00 PM (No programming Dec 21 or 23)
Free. Collaborative art making and discussion for all ages. The theme for this residency is CHANGE, with Cierra Fogle, a multi-faceted experimental artist and storyteller.

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Social Therapy: Broken Mirror Project

1st & 3rd Saturdays thru January, 1:00 PM
Bridging the social gap through journals. Intended for teens/young adults and adults.

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Art Play Hike

One Tuesday per month, 10:30AM
Free. Hands-on art making and kid yoga. Ages 2-7
Parks change monthly.

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One Night, One Craft

One Thursday each month, 6PM
Learn something new in one hour! DIY sessions for grown-ups, great for a friends-night-out. Intended for adults, because crafting can be even more fun with cocktails. Craft changes monthly. Cost varies per project, but includes one drink ticket.

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Sensory-Friendly Mornings

Select Saturdays, 9AM
The museum opens one hour early to offer quiet exploration for our more sensitive guests. Themes change monthly.

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Second Saturdays, 1PM
Final Fridays, 7PM
Half-hour guided tour of the 21C galleries followed by a half-hour tour of the Contemporary Arts Center exhibitions. Free.

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Homeschool Wednesday

Wednesdays, 11AM
Free. Private tours and hands on activities. Focus changes monthly.

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Explore Exhibitions

Spaghetti Midwestern

Dec 14, 2022 - Jan 11, 2023

A vibrant and soft retelling of the Midwest through lens of fiber arts artists DUMPTRUCK.

Napoleon Maddox: What You Holdin'?

Through January 8, 2023

Designing your own future and life, using your own blueprint with the materials on hand.

On The Line: Documents of Risk and Faith*

On view through January 15, 2023

Examining the complex relationship between humans and nature.

Images on which to build, 1970s-1990s*

Through Feburary 12, 2023

Activism, education, and media production in trans, queer, and feminist movements.

Cameron A. Granger: The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Heaven^

Through February 12, 2023

Meditations on Black history and culture, and communities that thrive, persist, and love.

Baseera Khan: Weight on History*

Through September 25, 2023

Addressing issues of access, cultural appropriation, and migration.

*A curated exhibition for the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial: World Record.

^Part of the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial.

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