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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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Art + Nightlife = Dayton Treasure

Sure, there are bigger art museums with greater reputations in Ohio, but for the size of the museum and the city, the Dayton Art Institute is worthy of attention. European and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Dayton, OH
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Dayton, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Sure, there are bigger art museums with greater reputations in Ohio, but for the size of the museum and the city, the Dayton Art Institute is worthy of attention. European and American art are "easy", and the DAI has a terrific collection, with artists like Rembrandt, Monet, Degas, Hopper and Warhol represented. The Renaissance-era art, alone, is fantastic. But the... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My wife is an artist, so we visit the Dayton Art Institute at least twice a year. She gets her inspiration here!

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

If you have a chance, do not miss the opportunity to enjoy the DAI. Many wonderful special exhibits and permanent art on display. Check the schedule for special learning sessions and music programs. This museum is a real gem!

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Troy, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Wonderful art museum with a great location. Easy access right off I75. Fabulous gift shop! A wonderful cafe with reasonable prices and a fantastic hands on kids interaction area! Very family friendly and fun!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We took the afternoon to visit the museum with friends and see the war posters. The posters were very fascinating. It is worth going to see. Also very cook to see which posters still apply to today and some which are hard to imagine ever apply. The museum was very clean and the staff was friendly. It was a very... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I loved the music, the fabulous wines and delightful hors d'oeuvres! It was a great setting. I will be back!

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

We went to the art museum to enjoy the Super Saturday Family Days event, this Saturday being Aqua Artists based on the artist Jack Pollock. Our little one enjoyed making her own paintings very much. Afterwards, we went in to museum to take in some of the art. We really enjoyed The Lange Family Experiencenter. It was a lot of... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Dayton Art Museum is one the the paramount museums in the country located in a fantastic structure completed in 1930.The building was modeled after the Villad"Estenear Rome and the Villa Farnese at Caprarola in Italy,both examples of sixteenth century Italian Renaissance architecture. The Museums architect Edward B. Green, a prominent of Buffalo. People of all walks of life come to... More 

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Marlin, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I definitely recommend this as a place to go in Dayton. Had a great experience and the people (staff) are very friendly.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

For a mid-sized Midwestern city, Dayton has some great arts. This is a museum that rivals many I've seen in much bigger cities. They have traveling exhibits and a room dedicated to kids' activities. We were pleasantly surprised.

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