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Collection Highlights

The Dayton Art Institute’s collection contains more than 27,000 objects, spanning 5,000 years of art history. At any given time, the Dayton Art Institute’s collection galleries display about 1,000 works from the collection.

The museum is divided into three main wings: the Berry Wing of European Art, the Dicke Wing of American Art and the Patterson-Kettering Wing of Asian Art. The Dayton Art Institute also features galleries devoted to African Art, Ancient Art, Oceanic Art, Art of the Ancient Americas, Native American Art, Photography and Glass, as well as Outdoor Sculpture.

Follow the links in this section to view highlights from the museum’s collection. Visit the What is a Masterpiece? section for an in-depth look at select works.

Please Note: Works shown on our website may not currently be on view in the museum galleries. We recommend calling ahead to 937-223-4ART (4278), if you plan to view a specific work of art while at the museum.

NEW! You can now search the entire Dayton Art Institute collection database via our new eMuseum portal. Click here to search the collection database.

African Art

American Art

Ancient Art

Asian Art

European Art

Glass

Outdoor Sculpture

Ancient Americas

Native American

Oceanic

Photography

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