Contemporary Arts Center

Arts Conference
7:00 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Corporeal Texture: New ways to 'Get Art'

"Visualizing Feeling: Affect and the Feminine Avant-garde" is one of the driving forces behind this conference.

Many people walk into a contemporary art gallery or museum believing that they are not smart enough to 'get it.' While many contemporary artists do utilize complex theories about art, there are other ways to understand art than theories.

The Corporeal Texture Conference is a graduate student-led conference that will take place on March 1st at the University of Cincinnati.  The conference focuses on how viewers interact with a work of art on a sensory or bodily level.  The speakers at this conference will discuss the various ways textures and surfaces play in how we view or experience art.

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Contemporary Arts Center
12:00 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Davy Rothbart's new documentary, "Medora," has showing in Cincinnati

The basketball team from Medora, Indiana

Our film critic, Larry Thomas, interviews documentarian Davy Rothbart about Medora, his newest film about this small-town Indiana’s basketball team and how it mirrors the struggle of the town itself. Medora will be screened at the Contemporary Arts Center on Monday, December 9.

Cincinnati Edition, Monday at 2:00
6:30 am
Sun September 15, 2013

Street Artist JR at Contemporary Arts Center

Illegal pasting in China on a water tower for Wrinkles of the City project
JR
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CAC
1:42 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Tough economic times hit Contemporary Arts Center

The Contemporary Arts Center

Facing a deficit, the Contemporary Arts Center is taking steps to get back in the black. Initiatives include a reduction in personnel (4 people or 16% of employees), a reorganization of staff in key areas, a 20% reduction in the director’s salary, increasing contributed and earned revenue, and reducing the draw on the museum’s investments.

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"The Living Room"
1:32 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Rookwood Pottery fireplace on display at the Contemporary Arts Center

Detail photo of the fireplace installation

The Rookwood Pottery Co. will be part of the Contemporary Arts Center’s “The Living Room” exhibit when they provide an intricately designed fireplace using Rookwood tiles, going on display Saturday, May 18. Two of the ceramic artists behind this installation, both professors at UC’s DAAP, are Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis, and they are with Jane Durrell to discuss this unique display.