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Dayton Art Institute

Address: 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, OH 45406–4700
Phone Number: +1 937-223-4278
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Ranked #4 of 24 Attractions in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Founded in 1919, The Dayton Art Institute is one of the region’s premier fine arts museums. In...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

While passing through the Midwest, I stopped at the a Dayton Art Institute. This museum is a gem, especially considering how much employment has left the Dayton area. The museum has a fabulous display with art from all periods and most parts of the world. Their special exhibits are exceptional. They are just about to complete ART DECO IN JAPAN:... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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119 reviews 119 reviews
33 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

First time visiting - easy to get to, lovely setting, easy parking, very interesting building, loved how you wandered back through time and all of the galleries flowed smoothly together, very nice works by artists you've never heard of as well as many you have, the jewel tones walls set off the art very well, nice museum store AND if... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Very impressive although small collections. Small enough that you aren't overwhelmed yet large enough to keep your interest piqued. A mystery see in Dayton!

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Springfield, Ohio
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20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

We recently joined the DAI because we have never been disappointed with the presentations offered. The venue is inspiring, and the collection is exciting. The recent Japanese deco exhibit was first class.

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Chicago, Illinois
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68 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Don't let the size of the building deter you; the actual museum is not as large as it looks. You can see all of the art, or as much as you want, in less than two hours. The exhibits cover almost all types of art. Parking is easy. There was a special event going on when I arrived and the... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I completely enjoyed my visit to the art museum. Their collection of modern art was particularly good. Even the building was beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Housed in one of the most beautiful buildings in Dayton. The special events are great and I' r always enjoyed my time there.

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Dayton, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Dayton Art Institute has a great collection of art. They have had many awesome exhibits, and do a great job of showing them. I recommend to anyone that enjoys art.

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Dayton, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

When travelling, I enjoy visiting museums, and so I've experienced a good number of them. I've been familiar with DAI for over 20 years now--on a recent visit I determined I should do a Tripadvisor write-up. This is a mid-sized art museum, which for a visitor can be a good thing. You can take in the entire regular collection in... More 

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COLUMBUS/DUBLIN, OHIO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We live about an hour away but have never visited this art museum prior to October 2014. The drive was more than worth it! Coming upon the building, one is immediately impressed by the classic edifice and the outdoor sculptures. From a delicious lunch in their little Bistro (where beer and wine is available) to several hours viewing the exhibits,... More 

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