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Dayton Art Institute

Dayton Art Institute
The Dayton Art Institute is a museum of fine arts in Dayton, Ohio, United States. The Dayton Art Institute has been rated one of the top 10 best art … See more


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Sep 24, 2022
It's nice that dayton ohio has a nice oktoberfest outing, But this event should held somewhere else. The music is bouncing off the building and the patrons are taking up all the parking spaces for … Full review by L4016KLphillipb
Aug 3, 2022
We traveled four hours to Dayton see the two van Goghs on loan at the DAI: our first visit to Dayton. We did not have high expectations for the rest of the museum, but we were wrong. The museum has w… Full review by Kathela
Jun 26, 2022
If you’re in Dayton, do not miss this beautiful museum. First, the building is more than a hundred years old but it has been beautifully updated. It provides all the necessary amenities for people an… Full review by 937barrym


Treasures of Ancient Egypt
The Dayton Art Institute is a museum of fine arts in Dayton, Ohio, USA. The Dayton Art Institute was rated one of the top 10 best art museums in the United States for kids. The museum also ranks in the top 3% of all art museums in North America in 3 of 4 factors. In 2007, the art institute saw 303,834 visitors. History Founded in a downtown mansion in 1919 as the Dayton Museum of Fine Arts, the museum moved to a newly designed Edward B. Green building in 1930. The DAI was modeled after the Casino in the gardens of the Villa Farnese at Caprarola, and the front hillside stairway after the Italian Renaissance garden stairs at the Villa d'Este, near Rome, and Italy. It is also visible from and easily accessible from I-75, which passes through the center of Dayton. The museum was later renamed the Dayton Art Institute as an indication of the growing importance of its school in addition to the museum. The nearly 60,000-square-foot building is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Museum information The museum's collection contains more than 20,000 objects spanning 5,000 years. In September, 2005, the Museum became one of eleven galleries in the US to host The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt, the largest collection of ancient artifacts ever to travel outside Egypt. In January 2008, Janice Driesbach became director of the Dayton Art Institute. The art museum is an Italian Renaissance-style building, which sits atop a hill overlooking downtown Dayton. The Institute's highlights are the museum's Asian, 17th-century Baroque, 18th- and 19th-century American, and contemporary art collections. In addition to its collections, the museum frequently features other exhibitions. Notable works There are many works that are home to the Dayton Art Institute, some of the most notable are: The Song of The Nightingale by William-Adolphe Bouguereau Study Heads of an Old Man by Peter Paul Rubens High Noon by Edward Hopper Aurora Red Ikebana with Bright Yellow Stems by Dale Chihuly After the Bath by Edgar Degas Stacks in Celebration by Charles Sheeler Scene in Yosemite Valley by Albert Bierstadt Allegory of the Four Seasons by Bartolomeo Manfredi Water Lilies by Claude Monet Untitled by Jean-Michel Basquiat HOMAGE TO PAINTING by Roy Lichtenstein


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