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Robert O’Neal: Open to All – Art Gallery Through Sept. 24

September 24

Contemporary Arts Center


Robert O'Neal
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The Robert O’Neal: Open to All will be at the Contemporary Arts Center from April 28 to September 24

The first in a major survey on the artist, the Robert O’Neal: Open to All gallery highlights the artist’s works. The gallery features an array of paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs produced between the 1960s-2010s, in addition to archival materials. This is a long overdue retrospective examining “The Over-the-Rhine Mayor“ Robert O’neal’s critical contributions to Cincinnati. 


Gallery Hours 

  • Monday – Tuesday: Galleries are closed 
  • Wednesday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
  • Saturday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 



About Robert O’Neal 

A lifelong Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky resident, Robert O’Neal was a fixture of the area’s local arts community. Over a fifty-year career, O’Neal created works highlighting the joys, struggles, and history of Cincinnati’s Black Neighborhoods. Robert’s work combined art and activism, advocating for civil rights, disability rights, and the unhoused through art and grassroots organizing. 


About the Contemporary Arts Center 

The Contemporary Arts Center is a catalyst for creativity and a center for the community. As a non-collecting institution, exhibitions change every few months, ensuring there is always something new to discover. 

People are welcome in the building for any reason during operating hours. Even if guests only complete a bit of work within the inspiring setting of the Lobby. 

Guests can enjoy lunch or a cup of coffee from Fausto during weekdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Guests can also shop for a curated collection of arts, books, and other goods. Beginning October 29, the 6th Floor will reopen as the Creativity Center, offering interactive art exploration experiences for all ages. 



Fausto is a restaurant focusing on seasonal California cuisine inside the world-renowned Contemporary Arts Center, designed by Zaha Hadid. View the menu. 


  • Monday – Friday │ 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 



Parking in Cincinnati is abundant and easy to find. Best Parking has an updated and extensive available parking list with prices. Use the Cincy EZ Park App to pay for parking as appropriate. 



The C.A.C. offers a variety of services and accommodations. Ensuring visitors of all abilities have meaningful access to the exhibitions and programs. 


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Contemporary Arts Center
44 E 6th Street
Cincinnati,OH45202United States
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