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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 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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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Attended Gala with U of Dayton

The building on the outside is grand. Inside, the architecture is fabulous. Did not see much of the artwork as we were there attending a elegant and lavish Gala. Caterer was... read more

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Uniontown, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The building on the outside is grand. Inside, the architecture is fabulous. Did not see much of the artwork as we were there attending a elegant and lavish Gala. Caterer was great!

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Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The DAI has a very nice permanent collection from a variety of well-known artists from around the world. Everything from paintings to sculpture to glass - and just about everything in between. Monet, Hopper, DeGas, Rubens, O'Keeffe, Tiffany, Chihuly...and on and on. There is also quite an eclectic and elaborate collection of Asian Art which one can easily spend a... More 

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Thank OhioStephen
Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The DAI make for a good visit with plenty of items to see, explore with a kid friendly area to entertain the young ones. With kids getting in for free makes it more easier to bring them along. There's a nice café as you had out the entrance to dine prior to moving on to your next venture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both the art and sculptures were amazing. I was shocked at the quality of the works that were here. Unfortunately the European wing was closed

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Thank AaronFWA
Commerce Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though the institute was undergoing some sort of renovation and some pieces were missing it was still a nice place to visit for an afternoon.

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Thank FitzFamilyTravels
Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Whether taking visiting family, attending one of the many events or exhibits, it's always a great time to remember the treasure we have right here in Dayton.

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Thank bbuscemi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

DAI puts on a great Oktoberfest! And you can visit the exhibits, as well. The museum is well laid out and provides a great deal of diversity.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband, my aunt and I all visited the Dayton Art Museum Labor Day weekend of 2015. They had an exhibit of World War I and II memorabilia. It was very interesting. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and the museum is absolutely beautiful.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

i adore this art museum. it is free and i love how neat the exhibits are. it is in a decent area too!!

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Chesterland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The Dayton Art Institute is a wonderful place to spend some time if you are in Dayton or have any interest in art. This is a small to medium art museum, but they do an awful lot right. I give a lot of credit to the museum designers and curators for making the very most of every piece of art... More 

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