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

513 345 8400




A gift in your will is one of the most powerful ways to bring art and the creative process to all people.

No matter your age or wealth, a will is the most popular way to leave your legacy. It’s also the most popular way to make a planned gift to the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC). This allows you to: 

  • Direct your assets to what matters most to you 

  • Champion open minds

  • Connect people, cultivate creativity, and catalyze curiosity.

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The CAC was founded in 1939 by three young, forward-thinking women with little to no formal museum experience. Growing into a 400-member organization, the Modern Art Society was moved into a dedicated space and renamed the Contemporary Arts Center in 1954.

Honoring our past, the Modern Art Society recognizes and thanks the generous individuals who, as did our founders, understand the importance of leaving a legacy to benefit the future of contemporary art in our community and have included the CAC in their estate or financial plans. 

Beneficial Features of a Planned Gift

  • Federal income tax deduction
  • Elimination of capital gains tax if the asset is in the form of securities
  • Guaranteed income for life
  • Strategies for preserving the value of assets you pass on to your loved ones

Members of the Modern Art Society Receive

  • A lifetime membership to the CAC
  • Invitations to special events
  • Modern Art Society pin
  • Prominent donor recognition at the CAC
  • And more!

The Contemporary Arts Center’s tax identification number is 31-0590095.

Questions? Contact the Development Department.

Remembering the Future

When you join The Modern Art Society, you are expressing your long-term commitment to the CAC. As a member, your willingness to be listed publicly encourages others to follow your example. Your legacy will inspire tomorrow’s visionaries. Gifts may be made through a will, trust, insurance policy, or retirement plan. You should consult with a financial advisor or estate planner to create a planned gift that meets your individual needs.

"I am pleased to continue my long-time support of the CAC by making a substantial bequest to the new Planned Giving program." —Alice Weston, Lifetime Trustee, First Member of the Modern Art Society

"The CAC is still presenting the latest (and vocationally the most outrageous) art created. What’s best about this is trying to guess what we’ll see next at this unique American treasure." —Richard Rosenthal, Lifetime Trustee, Member of the Modern Art Society

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