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May 2024 Events

Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.

1

10:00 AM

With Art in Mind

01 May
2024

Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

With Art in Mind

With Art in Mind

2

10:30 AM

Thursday Art Play: Sensory Stations

02 May
2024

Thursday
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Thursday Art Play: Sensory Stations

Thursday Art Play: Sensory Stations

4:00 PM

Young Adult Lab: Mask Making

02 May
2024

Thursday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Young Adult Lab: Mask Making

Young Adult Lab: Mask Making

3

8:00 PM

Art Prom: Masquerave

03 May
2024

Friday
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Art Prom: Masquerave

Art Prom: Masquerave

4

11:00 AM

Artist-In-Residence: Kateri Sparrow

04 May
2024

Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Artist-In-Residence: Kateri Sparrow

Artist-In-Residence: Kateri Sparrow

5

6

7

10:30 AM

Art Play Hike: French Park

07 May
2024

Tuesday
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Art Play Hike: French Park

Art Play Hike: French Park

8

9

10:30 AM

Thursday Art Play: Mother's Day Gifts

09 May
2024

Thursday
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Thursday Art Play: Mother's Day Gifts

Thursday Art Play: Mother's Day Gifts

4:00 PM

Young Adult Lab: Flower Pots

09 May
2024

Thursday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Young Adult Lab: Flower Pots

Young Adult Lab: Flower Pots

6:00 PM

Co-LAB: Ankara Doll Making - Fashion as Art

09 May
2024

Thursday
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Co-LAB: Ankara Doll Making - Fashion as Art

Co-LAB: Ankara Doll Making - Fashion as Art

10

11

11:00 AM

Artist-In-Residence: Kateri Sparrow

11 May
2024

Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Artist-In-Residence: Kateri Sparrow

Artist-In-Residence: Kateri Sparrow

1:00 PM

Blood In My Eye by George L. Jackson

11 May
2024

Saturday
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Blood In My Eye by George L. Jackson

Blood In My Eye by George L. Jackson

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14

15

16

10:30 AM

Thursday Art Play: Passing Time

16 May
2024

Thursday
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Thursday Art Play: Passing Time

Thursday Art Play: Passing Time

4:00 PM

Young Adult Lab: Zine Making

16 May
2024

Thursday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Young Adult Lab: Zine Making

Young Adult Lab: Zine Making

17

6:00 PM

Opening Reception for After (Work) Hours

17 May
2024

Friday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Opening Reception for After (Work) Hours

Opening Reception for After (Work) Hours

18

11:00 AM

Artist-In-Residence: Kateri Sparrow

18 May
2024

Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Artist-In-Residence: Kateri Sparrow

Artist-In-Residence: Kateri Sparrow

19

12:00 PM

School Outreach Program: Student Art Show Reception

19 May
2024

Sunday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

School Outreach Program: Student Art Show Reception

School Outreach Program: Student Art Show Reception

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21

22

2:00 PM

Dance Movement Therapy Worshop

22 May
2024

Wednesday
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Dance Movement Therapy Worshop

Dance Movement Therapy Worshop

23

10:30 AM

Thursday Art Play: CAC Staff Art

23 May
2024

Thursday
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Thursday Art Play: CAC Staff Art

Thursday Art Play: CAC Staff Art

4:00 PM

Young Adult Lab: Tote Bags

23 May
2024

Thursday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Young Adult Lab: Tote Bags

Young Adult Lab: Tote Bags

24

25

11:00 AM

Artist-In-Residence: Kateri Sparrow

25 May
2024

Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Artist-In-Residence: Kateri Sparrow

Artist-In-Residence: Kateri Sparrow

1:00 PM

Blood In My Eye by George L. Jackson

25 May
2024

Saturday
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Blood In My Eye by George L. Jackson

Blood In My Eye by George L. Jackson

6:00 PM

AfroSwag - Hair and Fashion Show

25 May
2024

Saturday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

AfroSwag - Hair and Fashion Show

AfroSwag - Hair and Fashion Show

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28

29

30

10:30 AM

Thursday Art Play: Water Play

30 May
2024

Thursday
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Thursday Art Play: Water Play

Thursday Art Play: Water Play

4:00 PM

Young Adult Lab: DIY Slap Bracelets

30 May
2024

Thursday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Young Adult Lab: DIY Slap Bracelets

Young Adult Lab: DIY Slap Bracelets

31

6:00 PM

CAC@21c

31 May
2024

Friday
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

CAC@21c

CAC@21c

May 2024 Events

01 May
2024

Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

With Art in Mind

With Art in Mind

With Art in Mind programs are a comfortable gathering that allow people living with dementia and their care partners to socialize and engage in activities in a safe, welcoming environment. Free for all. Reserve your spot by emailing Shannon Braun, or call 513-979-2302.

02 May
2024

Thursday
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Thursday Art Play: Sensory Stations

Thursday Art Play: Sensory Stations

Join us Thursday mornings for creative playtime at the CAC. This family program uses hands-on art making activities and yoga to excite and educate our youngest visitors. Sometimes experimenting is the best part about art. It’s fun to make, fail and try again. Pick a sensory station to create and...

02 May
2024

Thursday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Young Adult Lab: Mask Making

Young Adult Lab: Mask Making

Join us every Thursday from 4:00-6:00pm. We're getting ready for Art Prom on May 3rd and we're designing our own masks! Come out and design with us, whether you're able to make it to Art Prom or not! All art supplies will be provided by the CAC. The CAC's Teen Programs...

03 May
2024

Friday
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Art Prom: Masquerave

Art Prom: Masquerave

Drop in. Hang out. Make art. Dance your face off. Calling all teens! Come show off your awesome/awkward/crazy dance moves at the CAC’s annual Art Prom. This FREE student planned event includes food, art making, a photo booth and our personal favorite, a silent disco; all led by teens! The CAC’s Teen...

04 May
2024

Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Artist-In-Residence: Kateri Sparrow

Artist-In-Residence: Kateri Sparrow

Sparrow is an interdisciplinary artist, partial to recycling materials with a focus on sustainable practice. No matter what medium Sparrow is working with, the same themes arise, respect for our Earth and of botanical re-integration in everyday life. For the past 5 years she has been working closely with heirloom...

07 May
2024

Tuesday
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Art Play Hike: French Park

Art Play Hike: French Park

Art Play Hike is an outdoor series in partnership with the Cincinnati Parks. Join us this month as we explore French Park and take part in hands-on art making. Come explore the great outdoors with your little one. This program is designed for children ages 2-7 and their parent or caregiver....

09 May
2024

Thursday
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Thursday Art Play: Mother's Day Gifts

Thursday Art Play: Mother's Day Gifts

Join us Thursday mornings for creative playtime at the CAC. This family program uses hands-on art making activities and yoga to excite and educate our youngest visitors. Let's great something special for the mother or grandmother in your life. Stop by the Creativity Center to make some homemade gifts your loved...

09 May
2024

Thursday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Young Adult Lab: Flower Pots

Young Adult Lab: Flower Pots

Join us every Thursday from 4:00-6:00pm. We'll be designing our own flower pots as we welcome in warm weather! All art supplies will be provided by the CAC. The CAC's Teen Programs are made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Award Number MA-249792-OMS-21

09 May
2024

Thursday
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Co-LAB: Ankara Doll Making - Fashion as Art

Co-LAB: Ankara Doll Making - Fashion as Art

Join us for a workshop where the vibrancy of Ankara fabric meets the nostalgia of paper dolls. Witness the magic as talented artists bring these two elements together to create breathtaking canvas art pieces that are both modern and traditional This workshop comes from our summer Co-LAB entitled AfroSwag Hair and...

11 May
2024

Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Artist-In-Residence: Kateri Sparrow

Artist-In-Residence: Kateri Sparrow

Sparrow is an interdisciplinary artist, partial to recycling materials with a focus on sustainable practice. No matter what medium Sparrow is working with, the same themes arise, respect for our Earth and of botanical re-integration in everyday life. For the past 5 years she has been working closely with heirloom...

11 May
2024

Saturday
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Blood In My Eye by George L. Jackson

Blood In My Eye by George L. Jackson

Blood In My Eye was completed only days before its author was killed. George Jackson died on August 21, 1971, at the hands of San Quentin prison guards during an alleged escape attempt. At eighteen, George Jackson was convicted of stealing seventy dollars from a gas station and was sentenced...

16 May
2024

Thursday
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Thursday Art Play: Passing Time

Thursday Art Play: Passing Time

Join us Thursday mornings for creative playtime at the CAC. This family program uses hands-on art making activities and yoga to excite and educate our youngest visitors. This week we'll learn about the artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres and explore how time can play a role in a work of art. Free for...

16 May
2024

Thursday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Young Adult Lab: Zine Making

Young Adult Lab: Zine Making

Join us every Thursday from 4:00-6:00pm. We've got old magazines, art supplies and scanners, so let's make zines together! All art supplies will be provided by the CAC. The CAC's Teen Programs are made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Award Number MA-249792-OMS-21

17 May
2024

Friday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Opening Reception for After (Work) Hours

Opening Reception for After (Work) Hours

Join us as we commemorate the opening of After (Work) Hours at the CAC! 6PM Opening Reception –Free 9 PM Afterparty at Alice OTR – Skip-the-Line + No Cover for CAC Members (Become a member today) The reception will feature a cash bar, food truck, and more! Register Now Since its founding in 1939, The Contemporary...

18 May
2024

Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Artist-In-Residence: Kateri Sparrow

Artist-In-Residence: Kateri Sparrow

Sparrow is an interdisciplinary artist, partial to recycling materials with a focus on sustainable practice. No matter what medium Sparrow is working with, the same themes arise, respect for our Earth and of botanical re-integration in everyday life. For the past 5 years she has been working closely with heirloom...

19 May
2024

Sunday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

School Outreach Program: Student Art Show Reception

School Outreach Program: Student Art Show Reception

Students in grades 3rd - 12th from 11 schools across Greater Cincinnati will share their work in the Annual Student Art Show as part of the CAC's School Outreach Program. Inspired by CAC exhibitions, students engage with contemporary art throughout the year to develop their personal art practice. Celebrating its 41st...

22 May
2024

Wednesday
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Dance Movement Therapy Worshop

Dance Movement Therapy Worshop

On World Preeclampsia Day, immerse yourself in a nurturing environment specifically designed for women who have experienced preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome. This workshop is an opportunity to come together with others who understand your journey, to bond, share stories, and find healing in community. To RSVP please click the link below. RSVP In...

23 May
2024

Thursday
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Thursday Art Play: CAC Staff Art

Thursday Art Play: CAC Staff Art

Join us Thursday mornings for creative playtime at the CAC. This family program uses hands-on art making activities and yoga to excite and educate our youngest visitors. This week we'll learn about some amazing artists in the CAC's staff show, then create painting inspired by their work. Free for members, $5...

23 May
2024

Thursday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Young Adult Lab: Tote Bags

Young Adult Lab: Tote Bags

Join us every Thursday from 4:00-6:00pm. It's almost Summer! Let's make some fun tote bags so we can carry picnic, beach or party supplies in style! All art supplies will be provided by the CAC. The CAC's Teen Programs are made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library...

25 May
2024

Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Artist-In-Residence: Kateri Sparrow

Artist-In-Residence: Kateri Sparrow

Sparrow is an interdisciplinary artist, partial to recycling materials with a focus on sustainable practice. No matter what medium Sparrow is working with, the same themes arise, respect for our Earth and of botanical re-integration in everyday life. For the past 5 years she has been working closely with heirloom...

25 May
2024

Saturday
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Blood In My Eye by George L. Jackson

Blood In My Eye by George L. Jackson

Blood In My Eye was completed only days before its author was killed. George Jackson died on August 21, 1971, at the hands of San Quentin prison guards during an alleged escape attempt. At eighteen, George Jackson was convicted of stealing seventy dollars from a gas station and was sentenced...

25 May
2024

Saturday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

AfroSwag - Hair and Fashion Show

AfroSwag - Hair and Fashion Show

AfroSwag Hair and Fashion Show pays homage to black culture and it's historical influence on fashion and hair in the past, present, and what it could influence in the future.The multimedia show features Nubian Woodworking, Naj Arts, Lavish Vixenz Photography, exclusive Hair and Fashion looks from the AfroSwag Show and...

30 May
2024

Thursday
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Thursday Art Play: Water Play

Thursday Art Play: Water Play

Join us Thursday mornings for creative playtime at the CAC. This family program uses hands-on art making activities and yoga to excite and educate our youngest visitors. This week we'll learn how water can play a role in making a work of art. Jump in and experiment with some water play...

30 May
2024

Thursday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Young Adult Lab: DIY Slap Bracelets

Young Adult Lab: DIY Slap Bracelets

Join us every Thursday from 4:00-6:00pm Young Adult Lab is our always free, drop in art making program that happens in the Creativity Center right here at the CAC! Let's get our Summer style started with homemade slap bracelets. Design it however you'd like, wear it all Summer, be the envy...

31 May
2024

Friday
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

CAC@21c

CAC@21c

Join a CAC docent for a half-hour guided tour of the 21c exhibitions followed by a half-hour tour of the Contemporary Arts Center exhibitions. Come early to Metropole to enjoy a complimentary draft beer or wine and tour will meet in the lobby of the 21c. Event is free and...

On-Going Events

Through
19 May
2024

2024 School Outreach Program Student Work

2024 School Outreach Program Student Work

Local students showcase original, collaborative artwork inspired by CAC's School Outreach Program experiences.

Through
19 May
2024

Shapes of Connection: The Lines of Our Identity

Shapes of Connection: The Lines of Our Identity

Group exhibition of ProjectArt teaching artists

Through
24 June
2024

AfroSwag

AfroSwag

 AfroSwag - Hair and Fashion as Art Exhibition - Past Present AfroFuture is a tribute to black culture’s influence and historical impact on Fashion, Style and Beauty Standard.  The multimedia exhibit features Nubian Woodworking, Naj Arts, Lavish Vixenz  Photography, exclusive hair and fashion looks from the AfroSwag Show and more.

Through
04 August
2024

After (Work) Hours

After (Work) Hours

Through
08 September
2024

Jayson Musson: His History of Art

Jayson Musson: His History of Art

"a sitcom orbiting art history and all the fun to be had dancing on the minefield of the past"

Through
08 September
2024

Felix Gonzalez-Torres: “Untitled” (L.A.)

Felix Gonzalez-Torres: “Untitled” (L.A.)

Through
30 December
2025

Kahlil Robert Irving: Ground Water from screen Falls [(Collaged media) + Midwest] Street

Kahlil Robert Irving: Ground Water from screen Falls [(Collaged media) + Midwest] Street

For the lobby carpet installation, Kahlil Robert Irving integrates imagery of asphalt with pop culture references, news headlines, and digital ephemera. The artist asks viewers to reconsider their daily engagement with social media, civic community life, and the urban landscape.

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