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Hours + Admission

Please note that the CAC is temporarily closed for the health of our visitors and staff.


CAC Galleries & Store:

Sunday - Tuesday

10AM - 7PM

Thursday - Friday
12PM - 7PM

10AM - 4PM

*NOTE:  10AM - 12PM Wednesdays are reserved for senior citizens and persons with disabilities

The CAC is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Galleries close at 2PM on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.


Admission to the galleries is FREE thanks to the Johnson Foundation and The 50.  

In an effort to ensure visitor safety, we are observing new protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and limit capacity in the galleries, specifically TIMED TICKETING.  All visitors are required to sign-up for a reserved time slot. 


For more detailed safety information, please click here.

Annual memberships start at $45 ($35 Educators, Seniors & Students).  AAA, ArtsPass, Armed Forces Tickets Association and other discounts apply.

The Contemporary Arts Center is a non-collecting institution. Without a permanent collection, all exhibitions on view are temporary and ever-changing. Although from time to time we might host exhibitions that contain some mature content, the UnMuseum is a consistent, family-friendly space that, when open, is suitable for all audiences at all times. There truly is something for everyone at the CAC. We encourage anyone who has questions about the exhibitions currently on view, to call 513.345.8400 for more information.


Visitors 12 and Under

Must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.

Teens (13–17)

Without a parent or legal guardian present must complete the free Teen Membership form for admission. Teen Membership forms are available at the CAC’s front desk. Just present your student ID or driver’s permit/license to receive an application. Use your membership pass for unlimited admission to CAC galleries and teen programming. 

Bag Policy

  • No Backpacks
  • No large shopping bags or purses that are of similar size

(This policy is subject to change depending on the current exhibitions, their fragility, and any additional requests by the exhibitions’ artists. Please call 513.345.8400 if you have any questions)

Stroller Policy

(This policy is subject to change depending on the current exhibitions, their fragility, and any additional requests by the exhibitions’ artists. Please call 513.345.8400 if you have any questions)

Food and Beverage Policy

No food or beverages are permitted on the Gallery Floors.  Water fountains are available throughout the building for your convenience. 

Photography Policy

The CAC has an open photography policy with regards to exhibition spaces, the interior/exterior of the building and the use of images and/or film for personal and/or educational purposes (non-commercial use). In order to protect the objects photographed and the safety of other visitors, we ask that you refrain from the following when photographing at the CAC:

  • Flash photography
  • Use of tripods
  • Use of lighting equipment
  • Inhibiting or interrupting the experience of other visitors

If you are interested in scheduling a photo or video shoot at the CAC, whether for business, publication or wedding/special events, please contact Asa Featherstone no less than two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled shoot date so that we can best accommodate your needs.

Pet Policy

Pets are not permitted in the CAC. Service animals as defined by the ADA are welcome. Please do not leave pets in your vehicle. The ADA defines service animals as the following: Dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.

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