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(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...


(Pitchfork) Jens Lekman Might Write a Song About Your Story

"Jens Lekman is working on a new project with the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center in Ohio. He's asking people he's...


(Territory) OFFF Cincinnati Remix

"After our conference at OFFF Barcelona 2015, the team were invited to talk at OFFF Cincinnati and produce the Main...


(WYSO) Cincinnati Explores Mapplethorpe 25 Years After The Moment

"In the late 1980’s, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe’s exhibition 'The Perfect Moment' fueled the fire of the so-called 'Culture Wars' that...


(WVXU) 25 Years Since The Robert Mapplethorpe Exhibit Opened At The Contemporary Arts Center

"In April, 1990, an art exhibit opened in Cincinnati that created immediate controversy, placed the Contemporary Arts Centeron a national...


(CityBeat) A New Perfect Moment

"For two days this month — Oct. 23 and 24 — Cincinnati will celebrate the glory of Robert Mapplethorpe’s art...


(ArtsWave) Fall Arts Preview: Contemporary Arts Center

"Raphaela Platow, the Alice & Harris Weston Director at the Contemporary Arts Center, caught us up on the latest happenings...


(CityBeat) Embracing the Weirdness

"Roberto Carlos Lange’s music, performed under the moniker Helado Negro, celebrates his Latin heritage in ways both obvious — he...


(CityBeat) Robert Mapplethorpeā€™s Art, Life Focus of Upcoming Symposium

"FotoFocus, the nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering local interest in photography as an art form, isn’t spending this year solely...

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