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Dayton Art Institute

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Address: 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, OH 45406–4700
Phone Number: +1 937-223-4278
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Founded in 1919, The Dayton Art Institute is one of the region’s premier...
Founded in 1919, The Dayton Art Institute is one of the region’s premier fine arts museums. In addition to exhibiting outstanding special exhibitions and impressive collections of art from throughout the world, the museum is renowned for education programming that includes an array of offerings for diverse audiences. The Dayton Art Insitute is committed to enriching lives and serving the community by creating meaningful experiences with art.
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Architecturally interesting building with a wide selection of paintings, sculptures and art of other mediums. Check the website, there are often special exhibits. There is a cafe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Architecturally interesting building with a wide selection of paintings, sculptures and art of other mediums. Check the website, there are often special exhibits. There is a cafe that has good sandwiches, soups and bakery items.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This isn't the size or scope of a New York or Chicago museum, but it is a quality establishment in a beautiful setting. I came here with a friend to view the American Impressionists special exhibit, and was pleasantly surprised to see some of the greatest American works of an era. It easily rose to the level of some of... More 

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Sykesville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We visited the art institute on a really rainy late morning in June while in town for a wedding. We really enjoyed this museum. The exhibits are varied and very interesting. The courtyard in the main building can be viewed from several different locations in the museum. We especially enjoyed looking out during the heavy rain as we saw water... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a wonderful place to visit and see all forms of art. My children love to go here. Because of all the different and varying interest. It is worth the time and money to visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I have to share my thoughts on the Dayton Art Institute after an earlier reviewer wants to reject the state of Ohio out of hand - based on this museum? We found the museum to have an excellent small collection. My normal art museum haunt is the Chicago Art Institute - multiple visits per month. I've seen most of the... More 

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Miamisburg, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

So much to see and they are always having concerts, special showings, educational events, and place to appreciate the Arts.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The museum’s landmark building, designed by prominent museum architect Edward B. Green of Buffalo and completed in 1930, was modeled after the Villa d’Este near Rome and the Villa Farnese at Caprarola in Italy, both examples of sixteenth century Italian Renaissance architecture. Although the museum has a large permanent collection, the current exhibit is American Impressions and it is outstanding.... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Dayton Art Institute is a wonderful place to go for those who love art. There are constant new displays of art and sculpture, some that is very old and some that is very current and new. It is almost an adventure just to walk through the large museum. Within it is the Renaissance Auditorium where many beautiful music concerts... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by the DAI. The art that they had on display was surprisingly diverse, by that I mean it came from many different countries and cultures and not just from the US, which was lovely. The museum was clean, the art on display lovely, and the staff helpful. There is a little cafe in the museum, but... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The American Impressionism exhibit is wonderful! The building is lovely and the garden surrounding it.... The shop is a must!!!!

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Additional Information about Dayton Art Institute

Address: Address: 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, OH 45406–4700
Phone Number: +1 937-223-4278
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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