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The Dayton Art Institute hosts a variety of lectures and gallery talks throughout the year. Speakers include Art Institute staff, local and nationally known artists, art historians, museum professionals, collectors and more. Unless otherwise noted, lectures and talks are held in the NCR Renaissance Auditorium.


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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 6:30pm

Deco Japan: Companion Program Series

How do docents learn all about the museum? That is a question we often field!

First, docents take an in-depth course in art history and The DAI collection, interpretive strategies and learning styles. Programs related to each special exhibition include lectures, which volunteers who work regular weekly schedules at the museum are invited to attend as well. If you are interested in experiencing some of the different types of training our docents receive, join us for a special series this fall that we are opening to the public for the first time. Maybe it will be so interesting, you will decide to pursue docent training in the future!

Upcoming Programs in the Series

Synthesizing Oppositions:
Tradition Meets the Future in Japanese Art Deco

Thursday, December 11, 6:30 p.m. | Reserve Tickets
NCR Renaissance Auditorium
Join us for a lecture about Japanase Art Deco by art historian Dr. Hsuan Tsen from the University of Dayton.

How To Go

Cost: $5 members; $10 non-members per program
Advance registration recommended: call 937-223-4ART (4278)
Prices do not include special exhibition admission

Image: Kobayakawa Kiyoshi (1899–1948), Dancer, or “Curved Line of the Instant” (Dansā, or Setsuna no kyokusen), 1932, woodblock print, ink and color on paper

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