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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...more
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This was our third visit to the Dayton Art Institute, and, as always, we greatly enjoyed it. Their collection is extensive with lots of variety. The building is beautiful, and they often have various special exhibits. We didn't have time to see the current exhibit,...More
I am a have been a member of DAI for the last three years. First off let me say I am a lover of the arts, and for a small town DAI has a nice collection, and a wonderful revolving exhibit. I am also an...More
Every time I go to the DAI I see wonderful exhibits and also wander through the museum to see interesting art work in their permanent collection. Especially art work made by artists born in OH or nearby or who worked in OH during their careers.
There's a lot to see at Dayton's Art Institute; for years I drove past it on the way to somewhere else, thinking it was more of an instructional locale rather than a museum. Turns out, it's both. There's an eclectic art adventure waiting for you...More
The building, grounds and setting are very nice-- right on the river in downtown Dayton. We found the collections of Asian and Central American art interesting. The arrangement of the museum was a bit twisty turny and confusing-- it was hard to tell if you'd...More
The Dayton Art Institute is truly a great art museum. Many larger cities do not have a museum this excellent. The permanent displays are interesting and beautiful and the special exhibits are consistently good. I wholeheartedly recommend a visit to DAI.