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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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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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Great exhibits close to home

Dayton Art Institute could be the greatest kept secret attraction in the area. The regular exhibits are great, but, often great exhibits are brought in for locals to enjoy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Dayton, Ohio
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Museum. The building is fantastic. The collection has a few strong pieces. Basically the collection has stayed the same for over 40 years. It has added contemporary pieces from the Dickie purchases. There are many gaps in the collection, especially from the French Impressionist period, as well as : the Egyptian. Greek and Roman periods.

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Thank Patrick B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dayton Art Institute could be the greatest kept secret attraction in the area. The regular exhibits are great, but, often great exhibits are brought in for locals to enjoy. Degas, Chihuly are good examples.

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Thank Mortgageman9000
Eastern Shore, AL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had just enough time to visit this awesome place! My children loved the children's area. Make sure you see the butterfly wall! You could spend hours here wandering the galleries and we did.

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Urbana, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank liz v
Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

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 August 5, 2016

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 August 3, 2016

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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