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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 Art Museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

After various recommendations decided to visit this venue and was NOT disappointed in any way. Saw the superb special exhibition of American Impressionism but was also impressed with other parts of the collection I saw.

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Westerville, OH
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88 reviews 88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
266 helpful votes 266 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
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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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