Public Programming will be held through digital platforms and outdoor formats until further notice
The Contemporary Art Center's inaugural exhibition, Modern Paintings from Cincinnati Collections, in 1939, began a tradition of highlighting local collectors and their collections. Taking its name from a 1962 exhibition, the Cincinnati Collects program breaks down the barriers between private collections and the public. New and established artists are highlighted through resources for the community and teachers, and the love of collecting is seen with new eyes. Whether it be art, rocks, or found objects, collecting increases appreciation and understanding. And, by bringing these privately-held collections into the public realm, and building interpretive resources, we can create a more inclusive experience for everyone involved.