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Dayton Art Institute

456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton, OH 45405-4700
+1 937-223-4278
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Great exhibits plenty of seats and clean restrooms.

The temporary exhibit showing now is the Origami exhibit. The artists are pretty fantastic and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Patty L G
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Berea, Kentucky
Dayton Art Institute

Always a worthwhile visit to the DAI. The Special Exhibition "Above The Fold" was a fascinating... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
conleyshane1
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Dayton, Ohio
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton, OH 45405-4700
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The temporary exhibit showing now is the Origami exhibit. The artists are pretty fantastic and the art was incredible. I spent about 2 hours here looking at the visiting exhibit and the full time exhibits were well spaced and were enjoyable. There was seating in...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Always a worthwhile visit to the DAI. The Special Exhibition "Above The Fold" was a fascinating look at origami. The regular exhibits are interesting and should be viewed with the understanding that Dayton is not a major metropolitan area of the world, but still home...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building itself is a work of art, filled with an impressive collection of paintings and more. Some sculpture, furniture and many traveling exhibits add to the visual delights. From Monet's Water Lilies to paintings from the Renaissance and even many Ohio artists, there is...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Our city's museum has really gone down hill in the last decade. When they replaced the previous curator it just seemed to decline rather than continue growth.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Thousands of people drive by this museum as they travel past it on Interstate 75, not knowing what waits for them if they only took the time to stop and visit. That brings me to the first point of my review -- this is certainly...More

Thank Scott M
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

DAI displays an impressive collection of paintings, statues, and cultural relics. It also sponsors exciting shows, like the recent exhibit "Art Nouveau designs of Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) ." The gift store is my favorite source for imaginative gifts.

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Spent the morning with family here and there was something for everyone. Our 8 yo even had a good time in the kids area downstairs. They offer kid workshops but for a fee. Nice collection of artwork that our teenagers enjoyed as well. The staff...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

They have many special exhibits, but their ongoing collections are wonderful and well organized. They have an original Monet, however, it occasionally is out "on loan". the gift shop is also a great place to find unique and educational items...

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is one of Dayton's gems. The mix of art pieces is always eclectic and they have such wonderful traveling exhibits!. The Mucha show was amazing and I went to see it 4 times; each viewing better than the one before. The permanent collection has...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Beautiful building and collection. Built in the 20's when Dayton had inhabitants with serious money and connections.

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Thank you David V... I was slow to respond.. my apologies.
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Eight dollars for adults, with a discount for active military, large groups, and seniors (6 dollars.) Youth and students get in free!
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$8 adults, $5 seniors and under 12 free, also sell life membership
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