The city of Cincinnati is home to a vibrant arts community, an environment in which collaborations and innovations flourish. Cincinnati's rich history is steeped in the arts with an orchestra, opera company, ballet company, art museums, theaters and more.
Founded in 1895, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is the fifth oldest orchestra in the U.S. and represents an evolution of 200 years of musical tradition in the Queen City. The Cincinnati Opera is the second oldest opera company in the United States, having performed its first show in 1920. The Contemporary Arts Center, founded in 1939 as the Modern Art Society and one of the first institutions in the U.S. dedicated to exhibiting the art of our time, opened its groundbreaking new building in May 2003.
Here is just a sampling of what Cincinnati has to offer: