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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
Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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I have lived here over a decade and driven by Dayton Art Institute many times. I cant believe I waited so long to actually go in. We took our time and tried to really absorb... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Dayton Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have lived here over a decade and driven by Dayton Art Institute many times. I cant believe I waited so long to actually go in. We took our time and tried to really absorb the art. I came out completely impressed. Good for kids. perfect for adults. There is an admission fee but anyone not able to pay it... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took my family, and I was amazed that the kids had a great time. The staff were very helpful, and knowledgeable about the exhibits. Great time.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really just go there to stare at Monet's Waterlilies. There is just one panel there, but it always feels like an out-of-body experience sharing this moment in the painter's obsession. The antiquities collection is considerably vast and my children always love the kid's section on the bottom floor. I use it as a reward to "calmly" browsing through the... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This art gallery has a great permanent collection and wonderful temporary exhibits that are sure to please. It also has a designated children's area and exemplary summer art classes for children. It also has a wonderful jazz series that is free to members.

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Leander, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Today the Dayton Art Institute houses a Wonderful Art Museum filled with a wide variety of art throughout the centuries. Perfect place to hear a Jazz Concert or one of the other special events hosted throughout the year. My favorite is Oktoberfest.

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Wapakoneta, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came for a special exhibit (for which we paid entry fee), which we very much enjoyed. Spent time in the permanent collection, as well. Gem of a place in this relatively small market. If you have a few hours, it is well worth your time.

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Dayton Art Museum outclasses many an art museum in bigger cities! The standing collections are excellent, the building itself is intriguing, and the traveling exhibits are top notch - and frequently make it to Dayton years before they go to other places.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We go to the DAI at least twice a year. The current Into the Ether exhibit is great. Only here until the end of the month so act fast. The permanent collections are great as well. Kids area downstairs is always changing and is a favorite. Cant go wrong with a trip if you like art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

I love DAI, plain and simple. It's been part of my life for nearly 50 years. Exhibits are always changing, activities are wonderful, go alone for zen or with family and friends for fun. This was the first place I went to after 9/11/01 to see beauty again and feel more human. Octoberfest is not to be missed.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Every time I've visited DAI, I've left feeling awed by the collection that's hiding just across the river. The Dayton Art Institute is a hidden gem in Dayton, one which I will never feel I've spent enough time with!

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