About the Dayton Art Institute

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

Founded in 1919, The Dayton Art Institute is one of the region’s premier fine arts museums. Visit us often to enjoy our diverse collection galleries, world class special exhibitions, interesting educational programs and unique special events.

The museum’s collection spans 5,000 years of art history, including important American, Ancient American, Asian and European fine and decorative art collections, and numbers more than 27,000 objects.

The Dayton Art Institute also hosts concerts, family and youth programs, classes, social events and more. The museum’s signature events include the annual Art Ball and Oktoberfest. The Lange Family Experiencenter, the museum’s interactive gallery for families and young people, offers thematically based exhibitions that stimulate curiosity and creativity. The Dayton Art Institute is also one of the area’s premier settings for weddings, parties, corporate meetings and special events.

We invite you to explore this site to learn more about the museum and the many events and programs hosted by The Dayton Art Institute. If you have questions, please call the museum at 937-223-4ART (4278) or email info@daytonart.org.

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The Dayton Art Institute is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that depends on the support and contributions from members, individuals, corporations, government support and grants to operate. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund this organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The DAI also receives support from Culture Works and the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District.

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