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Museum members receive 12 months of great art, education programs, exclusive in-person and online member events and many valuable discounts. Membership pays for itself in just a few visits! Your membership support is more important than ever as the museum navigates these difficult times.
Give the Gift of Museum Membership!
A membership to the Dayton Art Institute is the gift that will give throughout 2021! For more information about purchasing gift memberships, contact the DAI membership team at 937-701-7966 or via email at DAImembership@daytonart.org.
All museum members receive free admission to the collection galleries and Special Exhibitions, as well as reciprocal admission to 14 other Ohio museums. Memberships at the Reciprocal level and higher receive reciprocal privileges at more than 1,000 museums around the country!
See the chart below for membership levels and benefits, and follow the links to join. If you are an existing museum member, you may click here to renew your membership.
Classic Memberships (Individual $50, Duo $70 or Family $80)
- Unlimited Visits to the Collection Galleries
- Admission to Special Exhibitions
- Invitations to Members-Only Events
- FREE Admission to the Bob Ross Auto Group Jazz & Beyond Series
- FREE Member Magazine & Exclusive Email Offers
- 10% Discount at the Museum Store
- Discounted Programs (Classes, Workshops, Lectures & Art Camp)
- Discount on Oktoberfest Preview Party Tickets
- Reciprocal Privileges at Participating Ohio Museums
Seniors (age 60+): deduct $10 from Individual and Duo Membership
Students, Military & Educators: deduct $10 from Individual, Duo & Family Memberships
Reciprocal Membership $150
All the Benefits of the Classic Membership
Supporting Membership $300
All the Benefits of the Reciprocal Membership
- Invitation to Director or Curator Hosted Event
- Four Oktoberfest General Entry & Four Museum Guest Passes
Sustaining Membership $500
All the Benefits of the Supporting Membership
- Two additional Oktoberfest General Entry & Museum Guest Passes
Benefactor Membership $750
All the Benefits of the Sustaining Membership
- Invitation to Artist & Guest Curator Private Events
Jefferson Patterson Society $1,500 – $10,000
All the Benefits of the Benefactor Membership
- 20% Discount at the Museum Store
- Invitations to Exclusive JPS Events
- Two Free Oktoberfest Preview Party Passes and Four Additional Museum Guest Passes
- 20% Discount on Facility Rental
The Jefferson Patterson Society supports the museum and its programs through the financial commitment and personal involvement of Society members. Members make an annual gift of $1,500 to $10,000 while receiving a variety of benefits and exclusive privileges.