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



(AEQAI) Past Perfect: Mapplethorpe + 25

"It was a pretty perfect moment. For one evening and the whole day following, FotoFocus and the Contemporary Arts Center...


(AEQAI) Review of Celant Lecture at Opening of FotoFocus

"I’d like to talk a little bit about Celant’s lecture on Mapplethorpe , the man and the exhibition; he spoke...


(AEQAI) NSFW: Notes on Mapplethorpe in the 21st Century

"There are the obvious questions about Robert Mapplethorpe’s polarizing 1990 exhibit at the CAC, which, along with a more traditional...


(The Art Newspaper) A question of censorship: 25 years after the Mapplethorpe trial

"A storm of controversy broke out in the US in 1990 over a travelling retrospective of the work of photographer...


(Enquirer) Mapplethorpe Returns to Cincinnati

"After the Moment opens 25 years after the Cincinnati stop of the late photographer’s controversial exhibition triggered events that...


(Columbus Alive!) Arts Preview: After the Moment

"Twenty-five years after the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati became the first and only museum to be charged with obscenity...


(WVXU) "After The Moment" New Exhibit At The Contemporary Arts Center

"After the Moment: Reflections on Robert Mapplethorpe is the current exhibit at the Contemporary Arts Center which looks back on...


(Broadway World) Robert Mapplethorpe Exhibit Opens 11/6 at Contemporary Arts Center

"After the Moment: Reflections on Robert Mapplethorpe is a special exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of the Contemporary Art Center's...


(Cincinnati Magazine) The CAC Remembers Robert Mapplethorpe

"It’s been 25 years since the Contemporary Arts Center ignited a national debate over artistic freedom and censorship with Robert...


(The Washington Post) 25 years later: Cincinnati and the obscenity trial over Mapplethorpe art

"CINCINNATI — Twenty-five years ago this month, a decision about a few photographs drew the national spotlight to Cincinnati.'The Perfect...


(SPIN) Jens Lekman Wants to Write a Song About Your Story

"Weekly postcard writer Jens Lekman is working on a new project called “Ghostwriting” with the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center in...


(Enquirer) 25 years later: Mapplethorpe in Cincinnati

"What a moment it was.Twenty-five years ago, the Cincinnati stop of Robert Mapplethorpe's controversial exhibition, 'The Perfect Moment,' triggered a...

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