CAC exhibitions are devoted to contemporary art in all media, and feature works by both emerging artists and those who have achieved local, national, or international recognition. Both solo and thematic group exhibitions are presented. Some are organized by the CAC, while others are nationally touring exhibitions that have been organized by peer institutions or traveling exhibition services.
All exhibitions are accompanied by education components that include didactic labels and wall text, as well as lectures, panels, or gallery talks by artists, curators, or other specialists pertinent to an exhibition. For many larger exhibitions, scholarly catalogues are available for purchase.