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The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton

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  • We toured the Dayton Art Institute while in Dayton and enjoyed our visit. The special exhibit of work by Alphonse Mucha was very interesting, as were exhibits of work from the museum's collections. Es...  more »
  • Beautiful older building and surroundings. The exhibits are awesome for this quaint mid west town . they constantly change special exhibits and have classes for all ages  more »
  • I wanted to see the works of this Art Nouveau artist and was quite pleased with exhibit. I have had several fall lately and was glad they had wheelchairs available, and staff opening doors for me. The...  more »
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  • Was there for a wedding. You got to see some of the artworks on way to ceremony &reception. Was very nice making you want to come back and see more.
  • An inexpensive way to get culture and stay cool. Clean facility. Easy to navigate. Lots of beautiful pieces and exhibitions.
  • I really enjoy this museum. First, the building itself is beautiful. I have attended many of their special exhibitions (Dale Chihuly 2001, Norman Rockwell in 2012, and Ravaged Sublime in 2016)and have always been impressed. This museum is much smaller than the Cincinnati Art Museum, but they have excellent special exhibits. Additionally, I have attended their Oktoberfest in the past and found that their special events are very well put together. In additional to their art galleries, they have lovely outdoor spaces as well and incorporate the artwork in their courtyard and on the lawn of the museum. Their top level is separated into European and American wings. They go through the time line of each region's artwork and have traditional artwork as well as furniture and sculpture. Thumbs up!
  • Such a cool gallery, remarkable historic building. Prices very fair, exhibitions unique and frequently rotated. They have evening events very often including theater and jazz night! Check them out!
  • This is a fabulous art gallery. So much to see and do. A wonderful part of history.

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