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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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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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Beautiful place

We went to see a special exhibit (American Impressionism) but were also impressed with the permanent exhibits at the museum. It is a beautiful place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Westerville, OH
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Westerville, OH
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88 reviews 88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We went to see a special exhibit (American Impressionism) but were also impressed with the permanent exhibits at the museum. It is a beautiful place.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Impressive "the last super" exhibit was awesome! The museum was clean friendly and had many important pieces! Monet in Dayton! Super cool!

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We have lived in Dayton for 4 years and have driven past the art institute many times but have never stopped in until today. It is free to get in if you are a college student. The inside and outside are very beautiful and there is a huge range of artwork from different time periods. Very happy we decided to... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The DAI is a treasure house of inspirational art in the Dayton area. Just across the river from downtown, we are exceedingly fortunate to have an art collection and exhibition venue of this quality on our area.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Dayton Art Institute is a real treasure, I especially enjoy the special exhibits and guest speakers they bring in. My favorite was the Norman Rockwell exhibit and the opportunity to hear Rick Steves speak about his travels. I enjoy the cafe there as well. I wish I had more time to go and explore.

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Dayton,OH
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

So many exhibits planned all year round never a dull moment, and very educational. also there is a gift shop with so many wonderful things to buy.

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Dayton Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The building the art is housed in is gorgeous, meant to mimic an Italian villa. They have art from all different periods, including pre-Columbian, modern, European and Asian art. Such a fab collection. The glass exhibit fascinates my kids. I love the medieval tapestries. There is outdoor sculpture too. Only $8 for adults, free for college students and kids under... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great architecture, fantastic collection and travelling exhibits, reasonable admission. Next to gorgeous Greek Orthodox church and momumental Masonic Temple (tours available).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I went on a wine tasting did not know they had them. Went with a friend. Like it very much. not really sure what month it was I think some time in May

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My kiddos (6,4, 2) are big fans of the DAI. The Expericenter is typically well done with many hands-on stations for the kids to play, create, and dream. We also make our rounds through the permanent collections. If you ask at the reception desk, they have a kids club program that includes 3 or 4 works from the permanent collection... More 

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