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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
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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 Small Maze...

This is a really small art museum. There are some interesting items here, but I only showed up for the Monet. The price is free, but if I had to pay the suggested $8, it would not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a really small art museum. There are some interesting items here, but I only showed up for the Monet. The price is free, but if I had to pay the suggested $8, it would not have been a good value for the money. The art museum is set up in a circular pattern. The lower level is near... More 

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Springfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went there for the purpose of seeing The Princess Diana Gown Collection I believe it was in 2002! It was such a great place to visit! I really enjoyed seeing all the gowns, jewels & her other belongings including different things from her childhood! I also enjoyed hearing all the information that they gave regarding Princess Diana & her... More 

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Beattyville, Kentucky
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are masterpieces here by Degas Monet...and the building itself is a work of art done in the architectural style of an Italian Villa. There are always new and wonderful exhibits.

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Fairborn, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I came to the Dayton Art Institute for a project with my college. Students are welcomed for free to view the exhibits. I did not have time to visit the entire institute but what I did see was wonderful and I would like to come back sometime.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The collection of artwork is fabulous! The workers there are very knowledgeable. We would highly recommend you let them walk with you if they offer. They can give you a totally different perspective on the piece you are looking at from the artist perspective.

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Thank Audie571
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

each room is wonderfully choreographed with the most exquisite artwork. this is also a wonderful venue for your high-end party or wedding.

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Thank Jerry T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite spaces in Dayton, the Art Institute, a historical attraction on its own, overlooks the river and provides hours of enrichment and peaceful entertainment. If you come alone, you can stroll at leisure through the European gallery, the Modern Gallery, Glass exhibits, and Asian Art. Special exhibitions rotate throughout the year, and cover a breadth of art... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the art, the building is nice, I live in the city so passing by here I love looking at the beautiful steps, and going inside.

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Thank ConnectDaughter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

More for those proficient in the admiration of the arts, this institution expresses varying pedigrees of passion and culture.

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The exhibit was okay, and I made mention that African Americans contributed as well, since World War I and to have that negated with no type of photo or display was jarring.

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