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Dayton Art Institute

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Address: 456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton, OH 45405-4700
Phone Number: +1 937-223-4278
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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A great treasure for the region

The Dayton Art Institute is a wonderful treasure for the region. The Art Institute are performing some facility upgrades which making the building more beautiful. I highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Urbana, Ohio
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Urbana, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Dayton Art Institute is a wonderful treasure for the region. The Art Institute are performing some facility upgrades which making the building more beautiful. I highly recommend the Octoberfest. Great art work for sale.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really impressive collection and displays of artistic works...The older classic collection was particularly impressive to me, and our grandchildren enjoyed the more modern and abstract artwork.

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Thank jeanandbill2015
Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Dayton Art Institute brings in great exhibits. Plan a Saturday afternoon here for great works of art, lunch and shopping in the gift shop.

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Thank ADawnC
Xenia, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited the Art Institute many times. The building is beautiful with many interesting works of art. Love the Jelly bean butterfly piece.

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Thank Cindy T
Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this beautiful, majestic historic building and all of the artifacts it displays. The Octoberfest is a fun weekend.

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Thank sobissett
Jacksonville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful. From the moment you walk in, the architecture is simply stunning. Dayton is lucky to have a place like this.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Antarctic Sublime and Elements of Nature: Water were the exhibitions we wanted to see. The hours are 11:00-5:00 and admission for non members is $11.00 for adults. The 450 mechanized penguins was imaginative. The penguins responded to visitor movements. The front desk staff were so very helpful. We loved the Dayton Art Institute very much.

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Thank MSO70
Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had to visit for a school assignment. Beautiful building with beautiful pictures. Not a huge art fan but would go back if I had to and they had interesting travelling exhibits

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Thank Lindsey A
Centerville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Dayton Art Institute is not as huge or interactive as some art museums that I have visited; however, it is great for the size of Dayton and it is a nice place to spend an afternoon.

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Dayton Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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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