Redesigned in the early 1990s to much critical applause, the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) is a main anchor of the city's young arts district (once the city's old Warehouse District, it's now home to a handful of leading local galleries). Over the past 2 decades, the center has consistently exhibited influential and groundbreaking work by regional, national, and international artists in various mediums. The CAC staggers its shows, so there should always be something worth seeing hanging on the walls; it also presents theater, performance art, and music concerts. Individual exhibitions hang for 6 to 8 weeks, and performances are weekly. The basement here flooded, a bunch of windows broke, and the roof peeled back, with all the water going into the basement, destroying the electrical system and elevator. But the only exhibit was on the second floor, which had no damage, which was one bit of good luck. That they reopened as soon as January 2006 is remarkable.
- © Frommer's 2013
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