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Individual Membership

Become a museum member today! The Dayton Art InstituteReceive 12 months of great art, education programs, member events, valuable discounts and much more. Membership is truly a great value.

What does your membership support mean to The Dayton Art Institute?
Your support allows the museum to bring a wide variety of unique art exhibitions, special events and educational programs to you each year. Membership revenue is the museum’s largest single source of annual operating support.

Purchase or renew a membership online*

For more information about becoming a member, contact the Membership Department at 937-512-0136, or email

General Membership Benefits:

  • Unlimited visits to the permanent collection
  • Admission into our special exhibitions
  • Invitations to members-only previews of special exhibitions 
  • FREE admission to the Vectren Jazz & Beyond series
  • FREE admission to many programs and events
  • FREE subscription to the Member Magazine 
  • Complete tax deductibility for your support 
  • 10% discount on purchases at The Museum Store and Leo Bistro
  • Discounts on art classes, workshops, lectures and other educational programs 
  • Invitations to the annual Art Ball and Oktoberfest Preview Party 
  • Discount on Oktoberfest Preview Party tickets 
  • Special members-only email offers

Membership Levels:

  • SENIOR INDIVIDUAL (age 60+) $35
  • STUDENT (Full-time only, with valid ID) $30
    Receives all General Benefits for 1 adult
  • SENIOR DUO (age 60+) $50
    Receives all General Benefits for 2 named adults
  • DUO $60
    Receives all General Benefits for two named adults
  • FAMILY/SENIOR (age 60+) FAMILY $70
    Receives all General Benefits for 2 named adults and children 17 and under
    Receives all General Benefits for 2 named adults and children 17 and under, plus:
    Reciprocal membership privileges to 15 other Ohio Art museums and more than 500 museums nationwide, plus Canada and Bermuda
    Receives all Sponsoring Member Benefits plus:
    Two Members Preview guest passes
    Four FREE general admission tickets to Oktoberfest
    Receives all Sustaining Member Benefits plus:
    Four Members Preview guest passes
    Two guest passes for special exhibitions
    Six FREE general admission tickets to Oktoberfest 
    20% off framing services at Patterson Chase Company
  • Higher levels available ($1,500+): Jefferson Patterson Society

Membership contributions are non-refundable and non-transferable. Memberships are active for one full year from the date joined.

* Please Note: Usernames and passwords created for our former online store cannot be used with our all-new online store. You must create a new user account to purchase a new membership or renew an existing membership.

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