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, often hidden from public view but essential to the DAI’s mission, that integrates cutting-edge science and exacting craft. Presenting rarely displayed works, as well as favorites seen in a new light, this exhibition includes a variety of objects made from many different materials and representing diverse time periods and cultures.
It highlights how artworks, like humans, are material things vulnerable to wear and accidents across the course of time. Their life is not guaranteed, but conservation science is constantly developing new means to preserve them and, in turn, enrich our lives and those that follow after us.
> Dayton.com: Exhibition shows how fine art is preserved
Watch as we reinstall the 2.5-ton outdoor sculpture Firmament after conservation!
Featured Image: Korea, Sea, Cranes and Peaches (detail), early 20th century, colors on silk, gold leaf. Gift of Mrs. Jefferson Patterson, 1941.22
Thank You to Our Exhibition Sponsors
Patty and Jerry Tatar
The Berry Family Foundation
PSC Crane & Rigging
Kettering Health Dayton
WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT
University of Dayton
Nora and Robert Newsock