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The Dayton Art Institute hosts a diverse range of special exhibitions. Follow the links here for more information about our current and upcoming special exhibitions, including exhibitions in our interactive family gallery, The Lange Family Experiencenter. You will also find an archive of recent special exhibitions.

A museum membership provides FREE admission to all special exhibitions, entry to other Ohio museums, and so much more! Join today or order as a gift: call 937-223-4ART (4278) or click here to join online.


We've just announced our 2016 special exhibitions, the Year of the Elements. Follow the links below to read more about each exhibition!

Read the Dayton Daily News preview feature

 Contemporary Light Artists Into the Ether:
Contemporary Light Artists

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 Water The Antarctic Sublime & Elements of Nature: Water
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 Landscape Photography in the 21st Century Ravaged Sublime:
Landscape Photography in the 21st Century

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Current Exhibitions:

May 21 2016 - April 9 2017
The Nature of Art
The Lange Family Experiencenter Celebrates 40 Years in 2016!
July 16 2016 - January 29 2017
Water in Japanese Art
As an island nation, water is an important element in Japan and figures prominently in its art.
October 15 2016 - January 8 2017
Ravaged Sublime: Landscape Photography in the 21st Century
The year of the elements concludes with Ravaged Sublime.
June 4 2016 - October 30 2016
Portraiture: Mirror or Mask?
The dominance of selfie culture & social media allows for the presentation of multiple personas.

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