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Woodblock Prints of Saitō Kiyoshi

Woodblock Prints of Saitō Kiyoshi

Woodblock Prints of Saitō Kiyoshi January 28–July 16, 2023 With a career spanning six decades, Saitō Kiyoshi (1907–1997) was one of the most prolific Japanese artists of the twentieth century. Largely self-taught, he experimented with the expressive potential of...
Joe Fig: Other Artists

Joe Fig: Other Artists

Joe Fig: Other Artists October 15, 2022–January 15, 2023 A DAI-exclusive Focus Exhibition, Joe Fig: Other Artists features miniature models, paintings and photography by American author and artist Joe Fig (American, born 1968).  An admirer of art production and...
Netsuke and the Art of Little Wonders

Netsuke and the Art of Little Wonders

Netsuke and the Art of Little Wonders August 27, 2022–February 12, 2023Gallery 117 [map it] Netsuke were personal accessories during the Edo period in Japan (1615–1868). Their purpose was to suspend a small carrying case from the sash of a man’s pocketless kimono....
American Myth & Memory: David Levinthal Photographs

American Myth & Memory: David Levinthal Photographs

American Myth & Memory: David Levinthal Photographs October 15, 2022–January 15, 2023 The 2022 Special Exhibition season concludes with American Myth & Memory: David Levinthal Photographs. American Myth & Memory probes the recesses of America’s collective...
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906): A Tribute

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906): A Tribute

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906): A Tribute June 18–September 4 , 2022 Dayton, Ohio, was home to the acclaimed American poet, novelist and lyricist Paul Laurence Dunbar (June 27, 1872-February 9, 1906). He was born and died in Dayton, and he spent most of his life...
Art for the Ages: Conservation at DAI

Art for the Ages: Conservation at DAI

Art for the Ages: Conservation at DAI On View June 25–September 11, 2022 Art for the Ages: Conservation at DAI is a Dayton Art Institute exclusive exhibition that takes a close look at how conservation protects art for future generations. It lifts the curtain on work,...
Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms

Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms

Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms On View February 26–May 22, 2022 The 2022 Special Exhibition season kicks off with the DAI exclusive Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms, presented in collaboration with Dayton’s own African American Visual Artists Guild. This...
Beyond the Woodblock

Beyond the Woodblock

Beyond the Woodblock October 2, 2021–March 6, 2022Gallery 105 The phrase “Japanese prints” is almost synonymous with woodblock prints, a centuries-long tradition in Japan. It conjures up images by artists such as Hokusai or Hiroshige and scenes of kabuki actors,...

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