The AAC is located in the heart of historic Over The Rhine, on the north end of downtown Cincinnati.
We urge all interested students to visit the Art Academy and see our campus and its environment in person. Here’s what you can expect to find when you come:
In 2005 the Art Academy moved to Over-the-Rhine, an historic Cincinnati district that’s full of amazing architecture and vibrant art. The neighborhood harbors a lively creative community of galleries, architects, design firms, performing-arts organizations, and studio spaces like The Pendleton Art Center, which houses the world’s largest concentration of artist studios.
All of this makes Over-the-Rhine a great location for AAC students. Creative professionals come into our classrooms, attend our gallery shows, and get to know our students and faculty. Many AAC students complete an internship right here in Over-the-Rhine, and often find part-time work here during school—or full-time jobs after graduation.
The arts community has contributed to Over-the-Rhine’s recent renaissance. Twenty years ago, it was considered a less-than-desirable area, but today it’s exactly where we want to be and where AAC students can thrive.
Neighborhood resources include:
The Art Academy maintains a strong relationship with the Cincinnati Art Museum, AAC’s parent organization from 1884 to 1998. One of the fifteen largest art museums in the country, this institution is one of the anchors of Cincinnati’s passionate arts community, which also includes such organizations as the cutting-edge Contemporary Arts Center, the world-class Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Aronoff Center for the Arts, two Omnimax Theaters, Contemporary Dance Theater, the Cincinnati Opera, and the Cincinnati Ballet Company.
Community based arts center
Gallery and printmaking studio
DIY artist run space