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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, April 16, 2015 - 6:30pm

American Impressionism: The View from the Artists’ Colonies

In conjunction with the special exhibition American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists' Colony, Scott Schweigert, Curator of Art and Civilization at the Reading Public Museum, will discuss the emergence of artists’ colonies during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He will show how these colonies had an effect on artists’ creativity, including the ability to collaborate, teach, and experiment in their work. The artists’ colonies of Cos Cob and Old Lyme in Connecticut; Cape Cod, Cape Ann, and Rockport in Massachusetts; and New Hope in Pennsylvania, are among those that will be examined.

How To Go

Date: Thursday, April 16, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: NCR Renaissance Auditorium
$5 members, $10 non-members

Advance reservations recommeded!

Reserve tickets online

Tickets may also be purchased by calling 937-223-4ART (4278) during regular museum hours.

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.
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