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Family fun in The Lange Family ExperiencenterArt means different things to different people, but we can say with certainty that art has meaning to all of us. The Dayton Art Institute's mission is to enrich the community by creating meaningful experiences with art that are available to all. Your support is vital to fulfilling this mission. The Dayton Art Institute is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that depends on support and contributions from members, individuals, corporations, government support, and grants to operate.

Your support provides an important funding source for the museum's general operating expenses. These funds are used to preserve our permanent collection, to maintain the Art Institute's historice facility (listed on the National Register of Historic Places), to develop innovative educational programs, and bring the best world-class special exhibitions to Dayton. Your support will help us remain a vital part of the Dayton community for generations to come.

There are many different ways to support the museum, including:

Individual Membership
Corporate Membership
Donations to the Annual Fund
Planned Giving
Jefferson Patterson Society Membership

Every contribution makes a difference, regardless of the size. Follow the links for more information, or contact our development department at 937-223-5277.


The Dayton Art Institute is committed to enriching the community by creating meaningful experiences with art that are available to all.


The Dayton Art Institute is the premier visual arts destination for all residents in Dayton and surrounding communities by providing the highest level of collections stewardship, meaningful public programs, and superior guest services.

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Institutional Sponsors

University of Dayton
MetLife Foundation
Jessup Wealth Management
School of Advertising Art

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