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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:

January 30 2016 - April 24 2016
Fractured Forms
See Paul Cézanne's "The Pigeon Tower at Bellevue" for a limited time!
May 9 2015 - April 10 2016
Eye Teasers
The Lange Family Experiencenter exhibition features "eye teasers!"
November 27 2015 - March 13 2016
Sites of Worship
October 17 2015 - February 28 2016
Visions and Dreams: Threaded Works by Mary Borkowski
The DAI will showcase handiwork by folk artist Mary Borkowski.
October 17 2015 - February 28 2016
Photographs by Ohio Art Educators
Ohio art educators are highlighted in this focus exhibition.
November 21 2015 - February 21 2016
American Sampler: Grandma Moses and the Handicraft Tradition
The DAI presents a retrospective of works by Grandma Moses.

TUESDAY 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WEDNESDAY 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
THURSDAY 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
FRIDAY 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SATURDAY 11 a.m. - 5 p.m
SUNDAY Noon - 5 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: Beginning February 23, the museum will be closed on Mondays & Tuesdays. Read More
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